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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 #6 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Carnegie Museum of Natural History is the place for kids to discover science and the wonders of the...
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Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Hours:
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
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. 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

If you like dinosaurs this is the place to visit! Exceptional space to exhibit these huge skeletons -- far more spectacular than either NY Natural History or the Smithsonian in DC

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New York
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59 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I've been to many museums across the country including all of the largest U.S. cities, and this one ranks right up there. I thought the dinosaur exhibit was one of the best I'd seen, ranking with the likes of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, etc. I'm not a dinosaur fan, but if you were, I think it would be... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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66 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My favorite part of the museum is the Native American gallery, especially the Hopi Kachina dolls--a real treasure. The Hopis are a fascinating people, and this is a great place to begin learning about them. There are other tribes from other areas also discussed, so spend some quality time in this gallery; don't rush it. Right across the hall is... More 

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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Easy to traverse, bright well organized, incredible displays, we'll go back when we have more time. Tip" park in parking garage

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We went on a Field Trip for the CCAC Student Supportive Services Club and the experience was fun but there was some hands on stuff at the Natural History Section but you can't take pictures in the Wertz Gallery. The elevators were nice but doesn't beat the one at the Carnegie Science Center's Scenic one. The Grand Elevator by the... More 

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Seattle
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had a great time and especially liked the archeology lab and the mineral exhibit. . Very disappointed with the bird exhibit, basically a hall.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Use to be free when I was young and now they ask for way too much. Definitely a place to visit once every 5 yrs, great dinosaur exhibit and great art, but the place never changes. What you see 5 yrs ago, you will see today.

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Long Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Coming from New York, and having gone to the American Museum of Natural History, I wasn’t expecting much. Boy! Was I surprised. This place is a real treat. Excellent exhibits, well displayed and reasonably priced. GO!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been here several times and enjoy each visit. Many areas have been updated and are done well. I'd rather visit here than the one in DC anytime.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I guess if you've been to one Natural History Museum, you've been to all of them, although this one was above average. They have the general Egyptian, Dinosaur, Igloo Community Exhibits on display. Also, they have a really cool mineral exhibit on display. I would definitely take kids/teens here and it is actually good for all ages!

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