A Thousand Tiny Reasons to put this Science Center on your Must Do List!

Carnegie Mellon Science Center Miniature Train Set-up

Attention Train Lovers! My nearly 4-year-old is crazy for trains and he has been from the moment he could first express himself with loads of Curious George like grunts.

So when we wondered to the second floor of Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Science Center, we squealed with delight! And you will, too.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater in miniature!

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in miniature!

This miniature model train world is an impressive 83 feet by 30 feet. All four seasons are represented and highlight different aspects of Pennsylvania life.

Miniature Fair Carnegie Science Center

The room and little world are lit to constantly drift between day time and night-time.

Carnegie Science Center Train

Every fine detail captures imaginations of old and young. But a special effort was made to put extra details and surprises at a child’s eye level.

Miniature Model Train Close-up

We spent a couple of hours watching the trains and life in this sweet little world.

Carnegie Science Center Train display

You can even blow the train whistle.

There are other fantastic exhibits and activities at the Carnegie Science Center. Frankly there’s enough to fill two days. But the train set-up is what makes this stop in our journey to Maine a special one!



More of our adventures on the road to Maine to come! And if you need another reason to bring your kids to Pittsburgh (yes, seriously, yes) check out our trip to Carnegie Museum of Natural History. We LOVED it!

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