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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 91 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This place is absolutely amazing. We went to see all museums and it literally was the "the gift that kept on giving". It was money well spent because all exhibits were connected and there was always more and more... and more to see; you shouldn't miss this. Really nice place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The experience was wonderful from the moment we walked in. Having just visited the zoo and hungry for lunch, we asked the front desk employee where we could eat. He very happily recommended a great place right down the street. When we had finished and returned he was again extremely friendly offering any assistance that would benefit our experience there.... More

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Wonderful museum. Spent 3hours here & another 1 1/2 at the art side. (One price for both) still didn't have enough time to enjoy it like we would have liked! Clean & well lit exhibits. Friendly staff. I will return!

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New York City, New York
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25 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

On a somewhat cloudy day in Pittsburgh, we decided to spend the day at the Carnegie museums. While my mom went to spend her time in the Museum of Art, I chose to go to the Museum of Natural History. The exhibits were very large and diverse, attracting my attention for quite some time. The only one that I felt... More

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Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We took one of the funiculars up and the other one down. Both were nice rides. We walked between the two. The walk had some nice views of the city below.

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Lancaster, Ohio
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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A few years ago we visited one the nations best Museums of Natural History. It was dark, crowded and the exhibits were literally dusty. I was disappointed, because the children didn't enjoy it. The Carnegie Museum in contrast was well lit, spacious, clean, and eyecatching. it was a much better experience for children. The Hall of Gems, dinosaur skeletons, and... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We took a small group on a trip the Carnegie Museum of Natural History - ages 7 to 77. Everyone was entertained. We learned all kinds of new things - who knew that Jeeps and steamboats had their origins in PA? We explored sports, history, why 57 varieties is really 57 varieties and how a house in the 50's looked... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We spent hours in this Museum. There was definitely something for all of there from the 9 year old to the 17 year old to us parents! Great facility. Beautiful architect!

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Toronto, Canada
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64 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There is a lot of dinosaur to see - almost the entire first floor of the museum. There were also other really interesting exhibits - the special exhibit was about race which was very thought-provoking and had lots of hands-on exhibits. The arctic exhibit had an excellent movie about natives and how they now live. Visiting on a Thursday after... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place is extensive and impressive. We spent almost 4 hours in the natural history section and were just too wiped out and hungry to hit the art museum. So we applied our admission to a membership so we can go back any time we want. And we will!!

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