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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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Address: 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4007
Phone Number: +1 412-622-3131
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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This museum has a pretty good sized collection of interesting artifacts. The gems and minerals section is beautiful, and the collection is definitely impressive. The dioramas in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cleveland, OH
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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum has a pretty good sized collection of interesting artifacts. The gems and minerals section is beautiful, and the collection is definitely impressive. The dioramas in the wildlife section are very lifelike and well done. Definitely worth a visit.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall, the museum is well laid out and has many interesting exhibits. The dinosaur section was great, and entertaining for kids. We also enjoyed the gems/crystals/minerals exhibit. But I was pretty disappointed that it seemed like everything in the greek/roman area was a replica. They are all clearly marked 'casts', and they are good replicas, but if you didn't know... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The number and displays of dinosaurs is amazing!! Also don't miss a very enjoyable mineral and gem exhibit as well as some interesting animal dioramas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this was the best time i've ever had at a museum my husband and I enjoyed a sunday afternoon here with our son. it was the most relaxed comfortable day ever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had no idea how much there was to see at the Carnegie museums. Natural History is attached to Arts and both are fabulous.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh is outstanding. Whether you enjoy the sculpture from Rome and Greece to the archeological exhibits, it is the best.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

when i wasn't in school my friends and i would be here studying for the museum contest..... true we were a bunch of geeks but we always had a great time!!! every thing about this place is first class after it was started by carnegie

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to learn history with tons of displays to keep young and old entertained. It is also connected to the art museum which is neat! They have a cafe, a store and guided tours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the Carnegie history museum. The hall of architecture is simply gorgeous. My daughter loved the dinosaur displays, digging pit and all the computers by each exhibit to give more information. The hands on room in the basement was a favorite of hers when she was younger. I really like reading the Egyptian history and seeing the artifacts.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to museums across the USA and Canada; and yes, there are bigger and better ones than the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh - however, there are very few that give you the old school feeling of a museum that the Carnegie does. It's worth a visit. Also, It's located right next to the Scaife Galleries -... More 

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