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“Educational and Fun”

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Ranked #5 of 181 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Reviewed January 23, 2013

They have certain times in a year when they have a theme going on. Its a great place to learn and go around with kids if you have any.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Excellent collection of Minerals and Dinosaur fossils! Native American floor is excellent especially for Elem students who study different Native American tribes in Upper Elem.

Be sure you visit the basement for a hands-on room for families. They can give you scavenger hunt bags that are VERY fun for families.

Thank Lava_Trek
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Your admission ticket includes both the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Art but there is too much to be able to go through both in the same day. We were able to go through all of the Museum of Natural History except for the Egypt exhibit but did not have time to go through any of Museum of Art. On weekends the parking at the museum is only $5 for all day, cheaper than the hourly rate on the weekdays. During the week parking is $5 for 2 to 5 hours but jumps to $10 for 5 to 6 hours. I was surprised by the caliber of the food in the cafe at the museum. Much better than I was expecting.

Thank dcalvinm
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Was alot of fun. My little guy liked the amimals and dinos. We are not a fan of all the art though. We had lunch there that was really good and didnt cost a ton.

Thank BrandonC23
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

This Museum is a must do on your trip to Pittsburgh. Earlier in the week we had visited the American Museum Of Natural History in New York, so figured there was not much point in the Carnegie Museum, as we had seen it all. How wrong we were. What a fantastic Museum. Very carefree walk around for three hours and found it very interesting and informative. Their displays were very well presented. The whole Museum was spotlessly clean as well. Personally I loved both Museums, but Carnegie had something extra special that took your breath away. You haven't seen it all until you have been to Carnegie Museum. Entry fee was $13 Adults and $11 Children up to 18yrs ( that's a first ), would have been happy paying twice the entry fee.

Thank Kellyloo64
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