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Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

(4.7/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our online itinerary creator, Pittsburgh attractions like Carnegie Museum of Natural History can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Stopped in after visiting the art museum (the real reason we stopped). Really enjoyed the exhibits, especially the ones that showed the Inuit tribes and the Polar region. The dinosaurs were amazing to...  more »
  • We only had time to see one exhibit so we chose the Hall of Minerals and Gems. I'm sure all the other galleries are equally good but, when we had to leave, we were sure we must have picked the best. T...  more »
  • This was our first time visiting this awesome museum. There is such a wide range of items here from dinosaurs to architecture to butterflies, to gemstones, to a variety of artwork in the connected art...  more »
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  • Great T-Rex Display Very nice museum. Great dinosaur bones. Very friendly staff. The cafe was a nice bonus for lunch. The displays and the story boards didn't always match and were a bit confusing. Finding a bathroom on the top floor was a mystery and the guy on staff was clueless. Easy access and ample parking. A dancing fountain would be a nice water feature.
  • Three floors of interesting artifacts and displays. Lifesize animal exhibits .Hands on for children in several areas. My grandchildren loved the dinosaurs! We will be back!
  • The family always enjoy coming here when we visit Pittsburgh. The price isn't bad compared to other museums. There is so much stuff to look at for people of all ages. They have a ton of things for kids to see and play with, like the digging for dinosaur fossils.
  • There is a lot here. They have an astounding collection of dinosaur fossils and gems. Their section on the American Indians, especially the Eskimo, is highly informative, and it's good that someone is bringing their history and current issues to light.
  • I had a great time walking through the museum. Good entry price for the vast collection on display