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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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Address: 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone Number: +1 412-622-3131
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12:00 pm - 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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Wonderful museum

I mainly wanted to see the dinosaurs. The gems and minerals were also super. The museum was too large for me to see much in 2 hours, but I did get to the 50 photos from National... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Baltimore
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Baltimore
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I mainly wanted to see the dinosaurs. The gems and minerals were also super. The museum was too large for me to see much in 2 hours, but I did get to the 50 photos from National Geographic and the animal exhibits on the second floor.

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Columbus, Ohio
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cant say enough. It is a great museum with a ton of exhibits. My personal favorites were the gems and the North America section. Plenty of things to keep your attention for at least 2 hours. It is attached, and includes admission to, the Art Museum, which was less amazing to me. There is a very nice park next door... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Allow for 3-4 hours here. Parking here was terrible cause the lot was full. We are not into Art, but they had art on display that looked nice. For kids, the dinosaur exhibit is the obvious draw and it was well done. Although, the other parts of the Museum were also enjoyable. A little corner for Egypt, and sizable exhibit... More 

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Temple, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thanks to the city of Pittsburgh and the remembrance of the great Andrew Carnegie, this museum is fantastic. There is plenty to see and keep your fascination with the past healthy. The dinosaur exhibit was by far one of the best I've seen due to the staging of the bones and the descriptions they give of them. There overlooks on... More 

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Thank David L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter loves to go to museums for her birthday. Reasonable price for admission. Must pay for parking. It takes about 3 1/2 hours to do the Art Museum and Museum of Natural History.

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Thank Laurie I
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Part of the family lives elsewhere. We try to get to the museum every year or so, to reacquint ourselves with a quite good museum. The Carnegie has one of the finest collections of fossils in existence. This fact is shown wonderfully in the prehistoric exhibits. Displays of many animals, vertebrate, invertebrate, mammalian, reptilian, avian, pescitorial, are often quite good,... More 

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Thank BRUCE G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Natural History portion of the museum, and I loved every second of it! I felt like a kid again as I checked out all the interesting fossils. The taxidermy area, while somewhat sad (I love animals), was also really neat. The geology section was amazing as well. We also really enjoyed the anthropology area (the Egypt section... More 

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Waldport, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible displays of both actual fossils and casts as well as a vast exhibit of artifacts from the natural world. also has area that are kid=friendly and oriented toward educating the public. Allow at least three hours for the Natural History Museum alone.

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Bridgeport, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day trip for families. There is an extensive dinosaur exhibit that will thrill children. Every floor has extensive exhibits and it is exciting to see what the next exhibit is going to be There is a dedicated area for very young children with hands on activities. The gem and jewelry exhibits were amazing. Our favorite exhibit was the ancient... More 

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Wellsboro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice selection of animals and PA fossils / pre-historic terrain. A few large dinosaurs. This (as most Natural History museums are) is a favorite with children.

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