Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

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Approximately 10,000 specimens make up the exhibits at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, including mounted dinosaur skeletons, mummies, gems and minerals, and wildlife habitats. Altogether 22 million items are under the museum's care, and exhibits are occasionally rotated. See the world's first tyrannosaurus rex skeleton and the only fossils of a juvenile brontosaurus known to man. You'll follow the evolution of mammals from 65 million years ago through the ice age to the present day. Take a look inside dioramas of forests with wildlife and villages featuring the evolution of human culture. Numerous children's activities, such as bone digging and discovery camps, make it a good fit for any age. Our Pittsburgh online itinerary planner makes visiting Carnegie Museum of Natural History and other Pittsburgh attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • One word. Fantastic. On par with Washington DC Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Two highlights - the Dinosaur Exhibit and the Mineral Exhibit are out of this world. We did not have enough time.....  more
    One word. Fantastic. On par with Washington DC Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Two highlights - the Dinosaur Exhibit and the Mineral Exhibit are out of this world. We did not have enough time.....  more »
  • Four floors of stimulation from fossils, model dinosaurs and reptiles, dioramas of wildlife, stuffed birds, botany, flora and fauna, not to mention a special exhibition portraying animals, including.....  more
    Four floors of stimulation from fossils, model dinosaurs and reptiles, dioramas of wildlife, stuffed birds, botany, flora and fauna, not to mention a special exhibition portraying animals, including.....  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum. They have an outstanding collection of mastadons. It was fascinating to view one of the workrooms where they work on the construction of the skeletons. 
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum. They have an outstanding collection of mastadons. It was fascinating to view one of the workrooms where they work on the construction of the skeletons.  more »
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  • This was my first time visiting The museum in 15 years. I took my family (wife and kids 5, 3 and 3 months) and everyone had a great time. I forgot how big it was and how many exhibits there were. The kids loved seeing the dinosaurs, Ice Age and mineral sections. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We didn't even have a chance to explore the art exhibits. I would definitely come back to see more of it.
  • What a wonderful museum, you pay one ticket and you get to see some of most amazing natural history stuff as well as equally amazing art museum. You can spend all day in here and more. Very well run with nice staffs too. We visited after a big snow storm and still there is a lot of enthusiastic visitors.
  • One of my favorite museums of all time. So much to see for a good price. Very high quality museum, can't wait to go back. There's something for everyone. They have a very impressive collection of dinosaurs and other fossils. A breathtaking collection of minerals. Awesome Native People's and Egyptian exhibits. My favorite, the nature dioramas, and more!
  • I recently visited this place for the first time since childhood. Seeing the dinosaur skeletons, geological exhibits and natural history exhibits really brought back a thirst for knowledge and understanding. My favorite exhibit had to be the gem stone exhibit, as there are many, many beautiful stones in their collection. Children will absolutely go nuts over being able to see the T-Rex and many other dinosaurs! Also, they museum was offering a free day, so I highly recommend taking advantage of it.
  • My wife and I recently became members of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, and we absolutely love going a few times a year to check out the exhibits. To anyone who likes to go to the museums, even occasionally, we recommend the memberships they offer. We pay for a 2 adult membership at $100 a year, covering entry to the Science Center, Andy Warhol Museum, Art Museum, and Museum of Natural History. We also get access to other partnering facilities in other cities. When the cost of a single adult ticket now runs in the range of $20 each, this is a fantastic deal!

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