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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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Neighborhood: North Oakland
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Address: 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone Number: +1 412-622-3131
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Description: Carnegie Museum of Natural History is the place for kids to discover...
Carnegie Museum of Natural History is the place for kids to discover science and the wonders of the natural world. Dig for bones in Bonehunters Quarry, get hands-on with real and replica specimens in Discovery Basecamp, grind corn in a Hopi home, and more. Dinosaurs are just the beginning! Free family-activities, touchables, and Bonehunters Quarry available each weekend and weekdays during the summer.
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Not only natural history!

Very organized museum! Cool section for kids with the fossils!! Beautiful paintings and photographs!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very organized museum! Cool section for kids with the fossils!! Beautiful paintings and photographs!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

this museum is great to visit with kids because each exhibit is long and short enough to capture kids attention. As an adult I would have rathered larger displays and more to see, but it would be great for kids. The dino display was fantastic! There is a kids discovery zone that has an interactive dig and play area.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We've been to the Carnegie Museum a number of time over the years, and it never gets tiresome. Every time we go I spot some new items, along with some of the classics I remember from 60 years ago. The dinosaur hall is one of the greatest places to take young kids.

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Warren, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A true treasure is the Pittsburgh area. Definitely worth the time and effort to check this out along with all of the Carnegie displays in the area.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This museum is physically connected with the Carnegie Museum of Art, so it really is two museums in one. I'll talk here only about the natural history part. It's a huge museum, and I spent four and a half hours here. But I was a bit disappointed with the anthropological exhibits. They had an excellent Eskimo/Inuit exhibit, and some other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I cannot even express how amazing this place was. The dinosaurs were awesome, never have I ever experienced their size. The kid areas were great too. Also, the Egyptian area was neat. The admission comes with the art museum, it is a whole day event. There is a park nearby with food,across from University of Pittsburgh.

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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You need to see it - for its mammoth collection of dinosaur fossils ( trust me it is better than any of natural history museums you have been to, including Washington and London). The other impressive work is on the reproduction of historical artifacts which is just great... Keep at least four -five hours to visit it

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

if you like this kind of thing then it is perfect both for adults and kids and is located in Oakland it is Pittsburghs college area with lots of shops and places to eat.

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I took the art tour with a docent and found her to be insightful and enjoyable. The one hour tour gave a great overview of the art sections of the museum. The dinosaur section will enthrall children and adults, with their many dinosaur fossils. I was especially mesmerized by the large collection of gems and minerals, and the explanations for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Visited the Carnegie on Monday 8/24/2015. LOVED the dinosaur exhibit - much improved since my last visits in the early 1990's. Make the time to take the Dinosaurs through time mini tour - an hour well spent. We had already spent about 2 hours looking through the dinosaur exhibit and our tour guide pointed out many things that we had... More 

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