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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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Neighborhood: North Oakland
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Address: 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone Number:
+1 412-622-3131
Today
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Dinosaur trip

Recently made a visit to see the dinosaur exhibit. Haven't been there for several years. What a very pleasant surprise. The exhibit has been expanded and more dinosaurs have... read more

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Recently made a visit to see the dinosaur exhibit. Haven't been there for several years. What a very pleasant surprise. The exhibit has been expanded and more dinosaurs have been added. Very good explanations and interactive details about each and great education for kids (and adults.). The viewing areas are spacious so plenty of room for crowds. They have staff... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our whole family to see the international Christmas tree display and dinosaurs, art museum, polar bears, and other wildlife while they were here for Christmas. My favorite was the beautiful Nativity scene from Italy. I have visited this museum since I was young and now can share it with my grandchildren.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a really neat museum. I don't usually take a long time to tour a museum, but I did take my time on this one. I've gone several times and there is so much to see.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the Carnegie's art gallery and museum. Both were impressive in that their collections were extensive and included works from many famous artists and an incredible dinosaur collection.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the carnegie museums! While they're great for a long or short stay, I'd highly recommend purchasing a membership. Exhibits are constantly changing, so it's great to be able to just stop in! There's also a great new restaurant inside the fountain entrance of the CMOA. Highly recommend!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is very impressive and offers a ton of history. The place is huge and can even overload you with information. The museum offers history suitable for all ages. Save a few bucks with a college ID

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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't even get to the top floors and it was still worth the visit. The highlight for both of our kids (boy 9, girl 11) was the model paleo dig site. They have replica fossils buried in a hard sand/wax matrix that holds up pretty well to dull chisels. Kids put on safety glasses and work away at uncovering... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interactive atraction for children, are kids love the dinosaurs exhibition and cleaning bones, lol

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 4 year old grandson loved this museum, but so did our 11 year old. One of the best collections of dinosaurs I've ever seen. Also a great collection of crystals (which our grandson also loved).

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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing all of the stuff they have in there. A bunch of things to do and see to keep your kiddos busy if you have young ones with you. Parking was a breeze and very close to the building.

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