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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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Mississauga, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We had a good time here. Nice spot, good sized museum. Dino exhibit was good. (I was distracted by which were real bones vs reproductions - they have both). Other animals were much better. Art section was good - was happy to see some classic artists (Van Gogh, Renoir, Degas and gang....) Worth a visit!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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159 reviews 159 reviews
46 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were in the area visiting my mother. The weather was bad and we decided to come check this place out. It was a solid 2 hours of checking things out and keeping my kids attention. With that time that had passed we still hadn't seen everything. The museum was clean and very well kept. I'm sure you can see... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
42 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Both the natural history and the art sides are quite comprehensive. The art side has a lovely selection of works, including antiquities. The natural history side does a wonderful job presenting a wide range of natural history subject matter and has quite an impressive mineral collection. The building itself is beautiful. I also had a lovely lunch while there and... More

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Montecito, California
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37 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a world class museum, and shows what can be done with good curating and a heck of a lot of money! The rock and gem room is the absolute best that I've ever seen in the world. The wildlife dioramas are all top professional, some of the best ever put together. Nice dinosaur section with the First T-Rex.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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149 reviews 149 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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