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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 92 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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Dublin, OH
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I visited with my family, including 4-year old, 14-year old, and adults of various ages. Everyone was able to find something they enjoyed. My husband enjoyed the modern art, my 14-year old son enjoyed the mineral collection, I liked learning about birds, and we all enjoyed the dinosaurs. The museum had a really great hands-on section for children -- shelves... More

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DuBois, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This museum so one of the nicest I have ever seen. Allow at least four or more hours to see everything as this also includes the art museum. If you have small children the history museum will be where you want to be.

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Edmonton
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It's a nice museum, very well kept and well-invested. The exhibit on Race, which was playing during our visit, was exceptional.

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new mexico
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83 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Andrew Carnegie left a legacy of gorgeous libraries all over the US and his Museum of Natural History has much to recommend it. I would give it 5 stars except for the fact that Native American exhibits were so poorly lit that it was hard to see what was on display. In addition, they are in the process of 'repatriating'... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Visited during the week and it was not busy. Staff is knowledgeable and very helpful. A very extensive exhibition.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

For adults who loves Arts and History it is the nice place to visit. But those who do not like Art and history there is nothing for them here.

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

I think the Carnegie Museum of Natural History is right up there as far as museums go. I have been to the Smithsonians in Washington D.C. and I think Pittsburgh's museums are just as wonderful. The dinosaur exhibit was great! The gems, minerals and crystals were beautiful and I found that to be very interesting. I highly recommend this museum.

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The three hours that my husband and I were there was not enough to fully enjoy all the exhibits, and we didn't even get to enjoy the art museum that came with the price of our admission ticket. The museum is known for their dinosaur exhibit and boy they did not disappoint! Their exhibition on rocks and minerals was quite... More

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I went for one main thing. I wanted to see the new dinosaur hall. Its fantastic.its a great collection.

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Franklin, TN
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6 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

On our recent family trip to Pittsburgh, this museum was my first outing with the kids, aged 10 and 7. It was easy to get to and park in the nearby garage, however, we did seem to get one of the few available spaces on the top level even though we were early in the morning, so parking garage may... More

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