Look closely and there’s always something new to discover at Carnegie Science Center’s Miniature Railroad & Village®. Half of the fun is spying some of the spectacular teeny-tiny details that bring the rich history of western Pennsylvania to life.
Among a forest of tiny trees, a miniature man flees a miniature bear. Nearby, a mother paces inside a farmhouse, baby on her shoulder. Overhead, an acrobat stretches himself into a handstand on a pole in the middle of an amusement park.
These 3D scenes—all pint-size but amazingly lifelike—play out at Carnegie Science Center’s Miniature Railroad & Village, a small-scale world that has been a cultural touchstone for generations of Pittsburghers for nearly a century.
The 83-foot-by-30-foot display turns 100 later this year, and for its legions of fans it’s been a place of constant discovery. No detail is too small.