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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

4400 Forbes Avenue

Mission Statement:

To conduct scientific inquiry, generate knowledge, and promote stewardship of the Earth. Through public engagement, we share the joy of discovery about the processes that shape the diversity of our world and its inhabitants.


Chris Nycum

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
Awesome place to take the kids. The dinosaurs and mineral exhibits are spectacular. Definitely much different than when I went as a kid 40 years ago! Gift shops have a great selection of souvenirs for kids as well as pricier items. Easy access to parking garage. Be sure to pay for parking before leaving museum at kiosk near exit so you get validation discount. Had lunch as well at Fossil Fuel which is cafeteria style, highly recommend if you have kids.

Drew Eppley

Sunday, July 22, 2018
I may be in my 30's but must admit that was the most impressive thing to experience. If I lived there I could see myself going there hundreds of times a year and still learn new things. All exhibits were very well displayed, labeled and don't hesitate to tap those touch screens as an adult. If a question comes to mind looking at a dinosaur, the answer is there no matter how random. I never really thought about museums in the past, nor cared, but the amount of time spent in preserving everything from prehistory to present-day creatures is priceless and I have a totally new view how important these things are (and quite a popular place to be too). If you visit Pittsburgh, you must check this place out (it's way larger than I think any outsider expects it to be)!

Megan Lloyd

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
This place has something for everybody. The curators cater to all types of customers. There are installations that rotate, keeping it fresh for long-term members. Also love the activities for kids over the holidays.

Zachariah Seaman

Thursday, July 12, 2018
This has become my wife and I's favorite museum we have attended. We are both geologist and we several hours going back and forth through the Hall of Geology. The mineral collection was mind-blowing. Their large Cenozoic vertebrate exhibits were mesmerizing. (We could go on-and-on). I personally really enjoyed their Hall of Birds, all of which were fun to identify. There were happened to bump into the Curator who assisted my wife and I, as I was pushing her in a wheel chair (provided for free by the museum). We cannot wait to return!

Brandon D'Alimonte

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
This is one of my favorite museums in the country! They have a little bit of everything and more than enough to keep you entertained and engaged for hours on end. I definitely recommend the live animal shows if you can get a ticket. Their yearly membership is a great value as well. Whether you're there for the science or the art it is a 10/10 would recommend.

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