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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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Neighbourhood: North Oakland
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Address: 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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+1 412-622-3131
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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Absolute Must for Pittsburgh Trips

Not only has this region had an amazing impact on American history, its contribution to the fossil record is huge. Top-notch museum in a top-notch city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not only has this region had an amazing impact on American history, its contribution to the fossil record is huge. Top-notch museum in a top-notch city.

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Bessemer, Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is great for the whole family. Our visit included people who ranged in age from 6 to 52. There was something for everyone! The dinosaur exhibit was awesome, especially the T REX exhibit. The gem room was amazing as well as the Hall of Statues! Our 6 year old enjoyed digging for fossils and the show at Basecamp... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We made the trip to Pittsburgh to celebrate our grandson's birthday. He and his brother enjoyed the day. The dinosaur exhibits were great and both of the boys enjoyed it immensely. There was a lot to see and the butterfly exhibit was a great way to finish the day. The boys were able to get a little energy out of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I hav to give the staff kodos on the presentation of the artifacts in this museum. Very interesting and worth wile to go to. We will go again as time was short and hurried.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a great place at any time of the year. Like dinosaurs? Visit the dinosaur hall to see the various species of dinosaurs in their proper time frame and habitat. Like gemstones? Don't miss the hall of minerals and gems. I left nose and tongue prints on the glass - it's a gorgeous collection.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spectacular place! Fond memories of visits as a child! Pittsburgh has some of the best museums in the country!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been visiting this museum for almost 50 years and each time we go I always find something new!!! My kids are 36, 24 and 12 and grandsons are 2 & 6 so we have spent many many hours scouring this place down. It has so much to do and see so plan on spending the majority of your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went to the Museum for exercise. There was a day filled with a variety of classes from Yoga to sound meditation. Lots of fun. And the museum collections, restaurant and store were all as wonderful as always as well.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you have been in natural history museums at NYC or DC this one is good but need more collection. However for kids this place is a good place to start teaching kids about natural history. It has an educative playground for kids inside. The staff are great!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Carnegie Museum of Natural History is one of the absolute must see places in Pittsburgh. Some sections are Classic but with enumerable nuances of the star of the show of course, the Dinosaurs. However, don't stop there. There are fabulous hands on exhibits especially wonderful for kids. Over-sized tool boxes with an array of curious pieces of clues to what... More 

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