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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Best "fun" history exhibit in eastern U.S.

The Carnegie offers exhibits of art, science, interaction science exhibits and a fantastic model... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
660cr
Dinos!!!

One of our favorite museums to check out dino fossils. Awesome displays and we even got to hold a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4007
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Carnegie offers exhibits of art, science, interaction science exhibits and a fantastic model train set up. Adults and children can spend hours in this museum and not get tired of viewing. If in Pittsburgh do not miss this museum

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our favorite museums to check out dino fossils. Awesome displays and we even got to hold a fossil. The museum offers a ton of discounts ... make sure to check.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I had occasion to visit this attraction during my visit to Pittsburgh. Many displays of minerals, birds, other animals and dinosaurs. Although my favorites were the American Indian and Alaskan Peoples areas. We took our time and thoroughly enjoyed it. Well Done!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The expanse of exhibits provides the opportunity for hours of viewing, or for returning to see more. The highlight is definitely the dinosaurs. Their arrangement and size is outstanding. It also reinforces how important Pittsburgh was in the early exploration of dinosaurs through Carnegie's generosity....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked that this city museum has the art and natural history combined in the same complex. Parking for 4.5 hours in their lot cost us $17. The exhibits were well-spaced apart so you don’t feel crammed like in other cities. It was interesting to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very decent museum with interesting exhibits - from dinosaurs, minerals, stones to reptiles. There’s a huge activity space for kids to play too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cpwee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is so huge, we only had time for the dinosaurs. The dinosaur exhibit is well done with nice dinosaur sculptures. I was lucky enough to go through with a docent for a private tour. She pulled out replica dinosaur bones to explain points....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit,dinosaurs are always fun to watch, bird hall and stone&gem halls are fantastic, lots of fun activities for children, would have love more elaborated Egypt section but overall very nice to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The layout of this museum is horrible. The exhibits were nice but it was a challenge to navigate through crowds. The Natural History museums in Washington DC and NYC were much better.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank foodisourlife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good time at the museum. Especially in the gem exhibit. Now I'm not crazy about rocks but this exhibit was really nice. There were so many different gems from all over the country and world and the list were they are from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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MG7Ontario
23 December 2018|
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Response from adwoman | Reviewed this property |
There is a kids area. The problem will be the adults wanting to roam around while the kids play in the kids area (which is on the small side for such a large museum). I would think really curious kids would enjoy seeing the... More
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1 October 2017|
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It's only 20-30 minutes away depending on traffic.
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Response from joycep883 | Reviewed this property |
There also is a special $2.00 per person admission for ACCESS card holders up to 4 people per card.
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