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Interesting history

We didn't have time to visit all of the Science Center, but we were able to get a ticket at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edwardsville, Illinois
Tour a real submarine floating on the river

I've probably been through this 6 times. Every time is enjoyable and every time I earn something... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have time to visit all of the Science Center, but we were able to get a ticket at the counter for just the sub. It was interesting to walk through an actual submarine still on the water.

Thank AimIrv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've probably been through this 6 times. Every time is enjoyable and every time I earn something new. How much you learn is highly dependent on the knowledge and friendliness of the volunteers - most of them are good to excellent. On rare occasions they...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a WWII ERA submarine, however was NOT used in WWII combat. It does however give one a sense of like aboard such a vessel. The tour is at your own pace, and there is a lot to see. I highly recommend this tour....More

Thank Bob V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The USS Requin was quite a gem! We had some time to kill before a Heinz Field tour, so we purchased tickets just to tour the USS Requin. The Carnegie Science Center has a separate admission fee if you just want to do it (it...More

Thank ashleytravels89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chance to view up close what life was like aboard a combat submarine. A bit claustrophobic and it requires some dexterity to go between the sections but definitely worth the time. A great experience and very informative. Free with entrance to the science center or...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2018

I have no idea if there are so many real U-boats open to public. This was for sure something very different, you know things from movies etc. but to see how so many people had to work and live in such close quarters is something...More

1  Thank Flueschen
Reviewed 24 July 2018

The staff is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the USS Requin. With the help of PPG Paints, they are keeping this ship in good condition. Visit it and learn what our boys had to endure while fighting tyranny all over the world.

Thank Thrasher82
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I descended into the bowels of the WWII vessel....Amazed at the sacrifices the sailors had to make....Extremely interesting sitting there in the river....

Thank johndavid1945
Reviewed 17 July 2018

I toured the submarine as part of my entrance fee to the Science Museum, but you can by a ticket just for the submarine. Except for the docent in the forward torpedo room, this is a self guided tour. There are plenty of signs describing...More

Thank HowieTraveler
Reviewed 10 July 2018

There was a retired serviceman on board who was nice enough to answer questions when we were there. I was surprised that I did not see more beds so I asked him how did the men sleep with so few beds. I was surprised by...More

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25 April 2018|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can stay as long as you like. Go by sometime when it’s not too crowded so that you can admire the ship with minimal distractions.
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10 October 2017|
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Response from ked909 | Reviewed this property |
The center is closed "for renovations related to the new PPG Science Pavilion", according to the website. It should be open on your last day, the 14th, though. You can walk by and see the sub fine from the walking path... More
20 September 2017|
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Response from ked909 | Reviewed this property |
It's free with admission to the Science Center. I am not sure you can buy admission to *only* the USS Requin.