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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4007
+1 412-622-3131
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Like the Smithsonian....

....only smaller. Lots of ancient artifacts and history creatively displayed. Be sure to take the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
johndavid1945
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Vinton, Virginia
Unmissable

I was amazed by this museum. The quality of the exhibits from dinosaurs to minerals are some of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Austropotamobius
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Powys, United Kingdom
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4007
North Oakland
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Reviewed yesterday

....only smaller. Lots of ancient artifacts and history creatively displayed. Be sure to take the kids.....

Thank johndavid1945
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was amazed by this museum. The quality of the exhibits from dinosaurs to minerals are some of the best I have ever seen and all set in a building of architectural quality which reflects the affluence of its benefactor.

Thank Austropotamobius
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well done, educational and entertaining. I’m no kid but is learned so much! Exhibits are well done and the explanations are clear and helpful.

Thank Cphym
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice museum. Many rooms and exhibits. Particularly loved the animal area. Several floors to peruse. Worth the visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wear comfortable shoes and allot a few hours for this attraction. There is so much to see. The dinosaur specimens and the rock/mineral specimens are excellent! It's all very well done and worth the price of admission.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We keep returning because there is always something to see. The special display which allows visitors to watch staff working on the dinosaur bones is wonderful. Great for kids--and anyone! The Native American display is outstanding. We'll be back for another visit.

Thank Normandie1936
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our children ages 3 and 7 to this museum, especially for the 3 year old to see the dinosaur exhibit. I fully expected that we would only be there an hour or two; however, we were there for several and didn't see everything!...More

Thank Rhonda C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just Amazing!!! Well worth the time!! Largest Gem/stones collection I’ve ever seen. It takes some time to make it through, so plan to be there for hours! Worth every minute!!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great museum. It had everything you could want, dinosaur bones, Egyptian artifacts, Ancient civilizations, animals, and gems. It was very informative with several hands-on exhibits and great fun.

Thank Alexa C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic museum with several amazing displays, with the highlight having to be the dinosaurs of course. Two genuine T-rex skeletons, an apatosaurus, a diplodocus, and many more: worth admission for these alone. Many other displays as well: some relatively small.

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Mary L
October 1, 2017|
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Response from chris4758 | Reviewed this property |
It's only 20-30 minutes away depending on traffic.
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alemart1978
September 6, 2017|
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Response from Joyce P | Reviewed this property |
There also is a special $2.00 per person admission for ACCESS card holders up to 4 people per card.
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Margaret P
September 4, 2017|
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Response from NYTravelers770 | Reviewed this property |
didnt see any taxies around. Uber you can. there are also many buses right in front of it. check maps to see how to get to your hotel. PIT public transport is a great way to see town! take bus from museum to waterfront (D... More
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