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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 94 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. 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 « less
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North East, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

With 20 minutes to closing, we were given free passes. We did not get to see much, but it was still fun.

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Refton, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

$17.95 ticket accesses both the Art & Natural History Museums. Dinosaurs at the latter was a feature, the Art museum is well ordered with great exhibits, though the Modern rooms at the end were laughable tedious. Allow plenty of time.

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98 reviews 98 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The Dino section is huge and very interesting. I could give or take the 2nd and third floors. Many large Dinosaurs and often 2 of the more popular ones.

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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

You will need time to get through this museum and a very big interest in Natural History. Unfortunately we found out too late that we could not visit the museum fully

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Wilmore, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I went to the Museum thinking that it would be one of the best Natural History Museums I've ever been too, but I went in there and became extremely disappointed as it was small and it had little organization. Overall very disappointing.

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Frisco, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We only had a short time in the museum while visiting CMU but had many excellent exhibits which we look forward to revisiting.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is the place for everyone! Beautiful displays with tons of history provided. Many interactive displays for the kids and adults as well. Well organized and flowing. Lots to see and do, including an absolutely gorgeous courtyard complete with restaurant, tables, benches, art and serene fountain. Could definitely spend days here!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My grandsons love to take my husband and I to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History! Their favorite game is a type of Where's Waldo game. Each person finds something and tells the group what it is the person who finds it first, wins! They know this museum inside and out! We love our times together there.

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East Liverpool, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Amazing - simply amazing. My four year old grandson absolutely loved the dinosaurs - and so did the adults. The exhibits are so well done it was a pleasure to just walk through them. Since we did have a four year old with us, many of the exhibits did not get the attention that they deserved so we will go... More

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Clemson, South Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The museum has a LOT to offer. We were there for 2-3 hours and didn't get through much of it. Definitely want to go back again. The space is very open - not cramped like some museums. Given Carnegie's philanthropic work, it's little wonder that this museum is so amazing. The Carnegie does a good job of telling not only... More

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