Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

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Approximately 10,000 specimens make up the exhibits at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, including mounted dinosaur skeletons, mummies, gems and minerals, and wildlife habitats. Altogether 22 million items are under the museum's care, and exhibits are occasionally rotated. See the world's first tyrannosaurus rex skeleton and the only fossils of a juvenile brontosaurus known to man. You'll follow the evolution of mammals from 65 million years ago through the ice age to the present day. Take a look inside dioramas of forests with wildlife and villages featuring the evolution of human culture. Numerous children's activities, such as bone digging and discovery camps, make it a good fit for any age. Our Pittsburgh online itinerary planner makes visiting Carnegie Museum of Natural History and other Pittsburgh attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The admission ticket includes both the natural history museum and art museum which is connected. I mostly wanted to see the natural history museum but did both. I really enjoyed the dinosaur and gem.....  more
    The admission ticket includes both the natural history museum and art museum which is connected. I mostly wanted to see the natural history museum but did both. I really enjoyed the dinosaur and gem.....  more »
  • Great museum with a great variety of things to look at. Would say this is ultimately a 5 star museum but the NAT GEO River Monster Fish exhibit currently on display seems definitely more child... 
    Great museum with a great variety of things to look at. Would say this is ultimately a 5 star museum but the NAT GEO River Monster Fish exhibit currently on display seems definitely more child...  more »
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  • This was my first time visiting The museum in 15 years. I took my family (wife and kids 5, 3 and 3 months) and everyone had a great time. I forgot how big it was and how many exhibits there were. The kids loved seeing the dinosaurs, Ice Age and mineral sections. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We didn't even have a chance to explore the art exhibits. I would definitely come back to see more of it.
  • I recently visited this place for the first time since childhood. Seeing the dinosaur skeletons, geological exhibits and natural history exhibits really brought back a thirst for knowledge and understanding. My favorite exhibit had to be the gem stone exhibit, as there are many, many beautiful stones in their collection. Children will absolutely go nuts over being able to see the T-Rex and many other dinosaurs! Also, they museum was offering a free day, so I highly recommend taking advantage of it.

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