Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh
Categories: Natural History Museums, Museums
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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My family and I made a visit to this museum expecting a really cool experience based on research that we had done online. It was okay, nothing to really brag about in our opinion. The dinosaur exhibit... read more »
You could spend days to see everything. Lots of unique and very interesting displays. Dinosaur exibit is the best I have ever seen. Also a very large art exibit.
The dinosaur collection is amazingly displayed. You can imagine how these animals might have looked in their natural habitat because the mountings portray them as active and with fauna that would matc... read more »
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!
Decent selection. The history portion of the museum is nice. Most of the art is good. We had free passes, so I can't really comment on the prices. $20 seems fair for the amount of content you get to take in. I'd recommend going here at least once in your life just to experience it.
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.
We enjoyed the gemstones and minerals the most out of all of the exhibits. The pricing (even for a membership) does make it less appealing, especially since the Smithsonian museums are reasonably located for a weekend trip. We went on a free day and it wasn't too packed, so keep your eye on the calendar for free admission days!
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