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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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Great place to visit for all ages

You can easily spend your whole day here. Dinosaurs, gemstones, art, history, anything you can think of. One of my favorite section was the display of the South American... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can easily spend your whole day here. Dinosaurs, gemstones, art, history, anything you can think of. One of my favorite section was the display of the South American Architecture section.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I spent a morning here, but could have spent an entire day going through all the exhibits. Housed in a classic "museum" styled building with some modern additions, the layout can be a bit confusing without a map. But it seemed there was always something interesting around every corner. I enjoyed going through the minerals and gems section with several... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very impressed with this entire museum and would highly recommend the dinosaur and gem and mineral exhibits. Our children are older, but I would especially bring young children here - very interactive. The staff is hands on and friendly and we plan on visiting this Museum the next time we are in Pittsburgh. If you're looking for a... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't really expecting much, but there was plenty to see. Spent a lot of time in the dinosaur area which I thought was one of the best I had seen.

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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family always loves seeing the exhibits here. We are members, so we get into the museums for free and go to all of them a lot! Even though most exhibits don't change much, we learn and discover something new every time. We also always look forward to seeing what's new especially when it's interactive for the kids!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I had more time to spend in this very fine museum. I really liked the geology part and obviously the Dino exhibition. Many fun activity for kids. Very didactic displays. Some are a bit old but mostly on point. You can spend a full day there. The location of the museum is really nice to try bars and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a sucker for dinosaurs, this is for you. The skeletons are mounted with interpretations that give the sense of living creatures. This is modernized compared to the older displays of mammals of North America and Africa. There is also a fine mineral and gem collection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our visit to the natural history museum. It's combined with the art museum. It's a very reasonable entry for both museums and they take AAA discounts. The parking is $6 at the museum lot. The staff is very helpful. We started with the art galleries and then went to the top floors. The polar section was so interesting... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Museum. Lots of history and very educational. Well maintained and friendly staff. Can spend a few hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here quite a few times. It's probably one of the best history museums in the state. Like the others, every exhibit has some kind of historical significance. It's also easier to see than the one in the Big Apple, since there's no nightmare traffic. I don't know if it's changed since the last time I was there, but... More 

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