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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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. OPERATING HOURS- Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sat: 10 A.M.-5 P.M. Thurs: 10 A.M.-8 P.M. Sun: Noon-5 P.M. Tues: CLOSED
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Too crowded

It's not a bad museum to visit, especially with a kid, but NEMO in Amsterdam is so far, much, much better!

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Usa, Japan
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

It's not a bad museum to visit, especially with a kid, but NEMO in Amsterdam is so far, much, much better!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Always enjoy a trip to the museum. This place with dino bones and art never changes and always pleases

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Louisville, KY
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Not big on Natural History musuems as they all seem the same to me except for special exhibits. This was attached to the art musuem so we did walk through. Many families with children so there must be things to do.

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New Hartford, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Please realize that I am not a science person, nor do I enjoy seeing stuffed animals. However, ancient history (Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Persian, etc.) does interest me. Although the Pittsburgh Museum of Natural History has all of those things, it is not the best museum of its kind that I have visited. The main atttraction is really the dinosaur exhibit which... More 

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Stephens City, Virginia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

One of the oldest and still one of the best Natural History Museums in the USA. Over a 100 years worth of artifacts are on display plus interactive displays and up to date information. I might not always agree with their point of view (evolution is a religion and not science- look it up if you don't believe me), but... More 

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Hopedale, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

M first visit to a city that istantly became one of my favorites. Was told not to miss this museum and they were right. Such great presentation,lighting and information regarding western PA. If you think "What happened in western PA?" You'll be so pleasantly surprised! From Heinz to Carnegie, Mr. Robinson to Mario Lemieux, George Washington to a deep look... More 

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I love the dinosaur collection, mummies, and all the natural stuffs there! The place is clean, and the light is just about right for different areas. It has what the other museums has but also unique! I also got a lot of souvenirs lol!

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Hernando, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The Carnegie Museum is always a must when we visit Pittsburgh. It has excellent exhibits of dinosaurs, Egypt, etc. Always brings back wonderful memories of growing up in Pittsburgh.

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Highland, Maryland
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189 reviews 189 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The Carnegie has great dinosaur skeletons and pretty good and diverse art. Easy to kill a day there and while it isn't the National Gallery in the extent of its holdings there is enough to stimulate

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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Very quiet and well maintained. The lighting was very well done. The information on each exhibit was very informative and had a lot of unique items.

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