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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (North Oakland)
+1 412-622-3131
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Ranked #5 of 86 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Natural History Museums, History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. Exhibition halls include "Dinosaurs in Their Time," Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems, Benedum Hall of Geology, Hall of African Wildlife, Hall of North American Wildlife, Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt, Polar World, Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians, Bird Hall, and the R. P. Simmons Family Gallery that houses world-class travelling exhibitions on a rotating basis. « less
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The dinosaur exhibits are really cool yet the visitor is surprised to learn how many different exhibits are on display ranging from gems and geology to historic cultures.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

While many of the "ancient" artifacts are reproductions, the dinosaur display alone makes it worth the trip. Nice Egyptian display, too.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We visited here with our 3 1/2 year old son who really likes dinosaurs. He loved it - it was pretty amazing to see the fossils in such large scale. We also enjoyed the gems and the interactive kids area. Great place to visit!

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We were driving back to the Pittsburg airport and had an extra three hours, so we very wisely decided to make an impromptu visit. It was well worth the stop as it is one of the best Natural History museum we have seen anywhere.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We are lucky to live in Pittsburgh to be able to visit this facility. It is a great place to take guest whether young or old. Then you can visit the art museum for the same entrance fee.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I always had a great time visiting the museum as a child. There are so many wonderful artifacts and so much history. As an adult living in the city I got a year membership for 2013. I visited many times and still had a great time as an adult. There is so much to see and the exhibits change pretty... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I had a chance to visit the museum on a school field trip. There is so much to see! We did not have enough time to see everything. I loved the dinosaurs. It shows how truly small we are. I liked that they had a window to see how they prep the fossils for display. Very neat. I loved the... More

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Bolivar, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had never been to Pittsburgh before and had heard great things about the museum so we decided to check it out. We went on a Saturday and drove around looking for a street parking place.....after about 10 minutes with no luck and the impending rain near we decided to pay $5 cash only to park at the museum lot... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My son is a Pitt Student so we visit Pittsburgh often. Always lots to see and do in the Oakland area. Have driven by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History many times but decided to finally visit. Wonderful Museum! A must see, as good as any in the Smithsonian Washington D.C. Great dinosaur exhibits. A place to spend lots of... More

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hudson, ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

If it's dinos you're looking for - this is it. My nine-year-old and 12-year-old boys were both excited about the exhibits and learning as well as the gift shop. Great restaurant provides a sitdown meal with all sorts of healthy and tasty snacks at a reasonable price with a great view of the atrium and into the art museum. The... More

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