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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 - 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.
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Years and years of collecting priceless history and artifacts can be found here. An amazing experience that requires you to be there to believe. Spending hours here is an easy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Port Orange
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Years and years of collecting priceless history and artifacts can be found here. An amazing experience that requires you to be there to believe. Spending hours here is an easy feat as there is so much to take in time seems to stand still. Hats off to Mr. Carnegie and the city of Pittsburgh for a second to none presentation.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I went with grandchildren ages 4, 7 and 9. We made it as far as the dinosaur dig and the kids spent the next 40 minutes there. The dig is an area with fake bones encased in some sort of hard material that must be scraped or chipped off to reveal the bones. There are different types of scraping tools... More 

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Little Western PA Town, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I love the museum of Pittsburgh. Such a great museum and not even in New York, Philadelphia, Paris, or London! Andrew did a great job amassing so many artifacts to enable so many of us to benefiT

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The dinosaur, Native American, Egypt, and flora and fauna exhibits were all great. The fossils were awe inspiring. The only part I didn't like was the "stratovator" thing - it's just a video of a guy talking at you, and it takes forever.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I haven't been in the area or to the museum since my junior high school days. It was great to see the familiar surroundings and exhibits.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I've always loved this museum since I was little. The dinosaur display is obviously the main and most extraordinary exhibit in the entire buildings with prehistoric creatures from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. The gem and mineral collection is amazing with beautiful rocks from around the world. The North American and African Wildlife halls are fantastic as they show... More 

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This huge museum ranks right up there with a Smithsonian. The dinosaur exhibit was absolutely amazing. Also really enjoyed the African and American animals. We did not get to finish the entire museum in one visit, but will definitely be back. Parking was easy and relatively inexpensive. Admission was inexpensive for the size of the museum and what it has... More 

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stunning gem and mineral collection, beautifully displayed; requisite dinosaur bones with intriguing info about findings old and new. Perfect size to cover all in a couple hours, then get lunch at their great café offering both upscale and comfort, healthy and decadent, before visiting the adjacent art museum.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Excellent dinosaur exhibit and the best minerals exhibit, I have ever seen. This museum is attached to the art museum, and both are worth a visit. Wear comfortable shoes. There is a great deal of walking! The building itself is beautiful.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is one of the best places to visit in Pittsburgh,Pa. It is full of wonderful adventures for both adults and children. The dinosaurs and other extinct animal exhibits are really amazing. Every corner has something fun and interesting to see. The art museum is connected to the same building as the history museum. The... More 

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Additional Information about Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Address: 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone Number: +1 412-622-3131
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > North Oakland
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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