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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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Lots of variety with Natural History and Art museums connected.

My sons and I enjoy going several times per year. We get a membership which is less expensive than paying each time. This is a good activity for bad weather. There are often... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My sons and I enjoy going several times per year. We get a membership which is less expensive than paying each time. This is a good activity for bad weather. There are often activities for children and adults with interactives carts.

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I liked the architecture room with replicas of famous sculpture and facades of buildings that many people may never get to see "for real". The rest of the museum was ok, as was the art museum portion, but if you aren't big on museums already I don't know if you'd love this museum. $20 entry fee isn't cheap.

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Gary, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An extensive collection of dinosaur skeletons, gems, dioramas of various mammals and much more. All of the exhibits are well designed with explanation information providing insight to the item. An excellent experience for all ages. Will go back again to view the Art portion of the Museum.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there at 3pm for the half off admission. So worth the two hours visit, which is all the time we can spent anyway. The current exhibit on National Geographic photos are AMAZING!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the best museum I have visited. Of course, having 7, 6 & 3 year olds, we went for the dinosaurs. They had a blast! The exhibits were amazing! Lots of hands on activities. The docents were awesome, explaining at their level, answering questions, guiding them to interests. The dinosaur exhibit was huge! So many dinos on display. Our... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great natural history museum and the art museum has some wonderful paintings from the masters. I have visited here three times and found something new each time.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been attending this venue since I was a little girl. My mom always brought me and my sisters here to walk around and study everything.

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Port Orange, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My sons, ages 6 and 4 had a blast here. We've been to the Natural History Museum in London, and I have to say that the exhibit here far exceeds the one overseas. We took the tour with a tour guide who was very knowledgeable and patient with my 6 year old dinosaur expert. We'll definitely visit again.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been going to this museum for more then 50 years and always look forward visiting it. Well organized and tastefully done.

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is absolutely a world class museum. With first rate dinosaur, gemstone, and art exhibits, you will have a busy and educational day. Exhibits include an Egyptian funeral boat, mummies, paintings from Van Gogh, Gaugain and many others, and Chinese sculptures.

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