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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4007
+1 412-622-3131
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Wear comfortable shoes; lots to see

We had a good visit exploring most of the rooms in this huge building (there are several floors to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Worth the price of admission

There are a few free museums in Pittsburgh (The Frick), but this one is worth the price - and one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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, 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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4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4007
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+1 412-622-3131
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a good visit exploring most of the rooms in this huge building (there are several floors to walk around in and they are all big; elevators are available). We especially liked the gem and mineral and jewelry rooms; these seemed to take at...More

Thank Tripping9900
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a few free museums in Pittsburgh (The Frick), but this one is worth the price - and one of the only museums that are open on Monday. We really enjoyed the Ancient Egyptian exhibit and the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Galleries with the Decorative...More

Thank Jill20009
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum has a lot to see and do. There is something there for everyone. I love the Egyptian exhibit, but honestly the whole place is beautiful.

Thank Nichole R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time as you wonder thru the exhibits. Look closely as you will see something you have would not notice just by walking by. Take advantage to also the art and sculptors in the Art Gallery next to and attached to the museum.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great collection of dinosaur bones and a small, but nice collection on Egyptian things. Also don't forget to check the 2nd and 3rd floor with beautiful animals.

Thank Endro74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we entered the museum a string quartet was playing and the featured attraction of a reconstructed camel with a rider being attacked by a tiger greeted us. The stunning, visual display imparted a full story. The museum continued to deliver visually stunning displays and...More

Thank tarson1711
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was recommended by Henry the shuttle driver at the hotel. So we decided to spend a cold day staying warm and take in the museum. We had a great time looking at all the different exhibits. From the Egyptian area to the gems...More

Thank Gail B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting and eclectic collection. Loved them gems exhibit. Beautifully presented. Dinosaurs were very cool to see.

Thank Iggie1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big disappointment for me, lots of work was being done on exhibits/rooms in an already relatively small museum. Would probably be interesting for a child and seems to be family friendly. But it is pretty basic and ordinary when compared to museums in general. But...More

Thank kumack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit what a great place. Families, couples, retired, special needs, something interesting for everyone. For a recommendation a young boy, maybe 4, was carried out by his Father in tears crying "go back Dad, go back" he did want to leave...More

Thank MountainMe47
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Mary L
1 October 2017|
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Response from chris4758 | Reviewed this property |
It's only 20-30 minutes away depending on traffic.
6 September 2017|
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Response from Dr Edward D | Reviewed this property |
20 for adults, 12 for kids 3 and up, under 3 free
Margaret P
4 September 2017|
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Response from NYTravelers770 | Reviewed this property |
didnt see any taxies around. Uber you can. there are also many buses right in front of it. check maps to see how to get to your hotel. PIT public transport is a great way to see town! take bus from museum to waterfront (D... More