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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Not a huge museum but very well thought out in terms of presentation. All displays very attractive, inviting, well lit. My 3 kids and I all loved it. My 7 y.o. loved the dinosaurs best (no surprise), my 13 y.o. the African animal dioramas, my 17. y.o. so inspired by the Art Museum (attached) that he came home and started... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visit this museum at least once a year. Their dinosaur exhibit is top-notch, as are many of the other exhibits on display. Lots of interactive areas for kids. Even the architecture of the building is amazing! A must see in Pittsburgh.

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Grafton, West Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My daughters love dinosaurs and enjoyed this museum. It has lots more to look at than just than the dinosaurs. We enjoyed the gems, ice age animals, insects and Egypt exhibition's. This was a great day trip for us. Must have cash to park in their parking lot. The staff was friendly. Price was 18$ for adults and 12$ children... More

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great museum covering natural history to art all under one roof. We wandered through dinosaurs and art from modern artists within a morning. The restaurant is reasonably priced with nothing to fancy. Very helpful staff

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West Richland, Washington
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22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's been over 50 years since my last visit to this museum. Brought our grand daughter 2500 miles to see this and she was not disappointed. The museum is well taken care of and looks completely renovated. Many videos and learning opportunities for everyone of all ages. This is a don't miss if your in town.

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Ankara, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Great museum to visit. One of the best I have ever visited. If you visit Pitt, you should see Carnegie museum.

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Manns Choice, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited this museum due to my son. He had gone in 2nd grade but only had a limited time there and he has always wanted to go back. We were there for several hours and enjoyed the museum very much. The dinosaurs were a big hit along with the gem and mineral room. I had not been here since... More

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Westlake, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our kids appreciate the museums downtown Chicago, we get there once a year. As residents of Cleveland, OH- we are members of the Natural History and Science museums in Cleveland. This museum is on-par with those in Chicago. It far surpasses the Museum of Natural history in Cleveland. The animal exhibits were top notch. The dinosaur exhibit was as well.... More

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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a great museum with so much to see we spent over 4 hours and still did not see everything.This place is well worth a visit just for the large Dinosaur collection it houses,if you have kids they will love this place !

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History was the best dinosaur exhibits we have ever visited. Very impressive! Three full floors of endless exhibits of all kinds. A full day of knowledge of the world and all its interesting creatures. There was even a totem pole exhibition with a Native American hand carving the totem poles. It was truly a day... More

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