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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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Neighborhood: North Oakland
History museums, Natural history museums, Museums
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Address: 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone Number: +1 412-622-3131
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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History coming alive!

This is one of the best museums in the country if not the world. They are continually changing exhibits making each visit interesting, but are true to their core exhibitions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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135 reviews 135 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best museums in the country if not the world. They are continually changing exhibits making each visit interesting, but are true to their core exhibitions. Their gems are spectacular and dinosaurs great, sometimes even scary. The sculpture gallery show how the ancients and masters worked. we always come away with new knowledge and appreciation for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum on a Saturday afternoon, starting with lunch. (We are members, for us it's well worth the expense. Full price entrance for adults is $17.95 each, so with a dual membership at $100., which includes entrance to four different museums as well a discount on food and in the museum stores.) Lunch at the Carnegie Cafe was... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit to the museum within the last five years. The first time I visited, everything was exciting and interesting to me since I had never been there before. The second time, I feel like nothing had really changed and didn't really note any new exhibits. They should bring in some new and different things to keep... More 

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This have everything to offer and more, one the best places for a family to visit on a cold rainy day.

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East Liverpool, Ohio
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Dinosaurs? Check. Ancient Egyptians? Check. Taxidermy animals to take selfies with? Check. Kid-Friendly? Obviously. Casts of statues and architecture from around the world? Definitely. I could seriously visit this place once a month. Because I have been here multiple times and I know I still haven't seen everything. There are exhibits that come for short amounts of time, and there... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

As I am interested in the time when dinosaurs lived on earth I found the dinosaur exhibit very interesting, and very informative.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I'm giving the museum 4/5 stars because it simply isn't big enough! I love this place and therefore my review may be somewhat bias, but that's ok. When I was a small boy in the mid 1970's my mother would frequently walk me down the hill into Oakland and into the museum for two reasons: 1) The dinosaur exhibit which... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is by far, one of the best museums in the country. It has a wonderful art collection, excellent mineral collection, and the dinosaur collection is actually better than the Museum of Natural History in NYC. After all.....Andrew Carnegie was a Pittsburgher, so do you really think he would "go cheap" on his home town museum??

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has a little bit of fun for the entire family. The displays are quite educational and intersting. Plan for a whole day as there is a lot to see there.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Dinos, fossils, animals and gems. The exhibits are so well curated - we have never seen such real looking animal exhibits with such attention to detail. Ther is also a hands on area for kids to dig up bones, to do puzzles, etc.

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