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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
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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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There is a lot of history to see of all nationalities and backgrounds. Medical inventions and other artifacts to see and learn about. Lots of exhibits and you can spend hours... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Strasburg
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is a lot of history to see of all nationalities and backgrounds. Medical inventions and other artifacts to see and learn about. Lots of exhibits and you can spend hours exploring.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Expensive and not as entertaining as expected. Dinosaur exhibits are probably the best. We got through it pretty quickly and I was glad it did as we were all bored.

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Thank Felicia M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible museum with something for everyone. From dinosaurs to mummies to gems to animals, one can easily lose a few hours exploring the vast collections. Architecture and history of museum alone is fascinating. Much has been renovated and updated to appeal to younger generations including discovery areas for children. Very, very old, historical exhibits have been reworked for better presentation... More 

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Thank JMD0423
New York
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great museum within walking distance to Carnegie Mellon. Very informative visiting exhibit on the flying dinos.

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Clairton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to see and do. Took a trip for my daughter's 19th birthday (because that's what she wanted to do) and had a really good time. So much to see, so little time. We want to go back and spend another day

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Lahore, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with other couples and their children while visiting. The museum is very informative and my personal favorite was the Egyptian culture display, with lots of historical references.

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Turnersville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting in Pittsburgh, my two daughters and I decided to spend an afternoon at the museum. We only had a couple of hours to spend here before we needed to be elsewhere, and I wish we had been able to spend the entire day. My daughters are both teenagers, and the three of us enjoyed everything from the Geology,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will spend the day enthralled by history and cultures beyond the 'burgh. The food is expensive, but it usually is in these places. Enough said.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We grew up in Pittsburgh and always enjoy visiting Carnegie. Out now teen boys have always enjoyed th dinosaurs and Egypt section of this landmark museum. Highly recommended when in Pitrsburgh, and close proximity to U. Of Pitt cathedral of learning.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had a family membership here for several years and we always find something new to explore. Been to all the Smithsonian museums in D.C. and this is on par with those. Loved the hands on exhibits when my boys were younger, and we still enjoyed the microscopes with the HD TV screens that are there now. The dinosaur... More 

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