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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4007
+1 412-622-3131
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Excellent small geology section

My favorite thing about this Museum was the section on local geology. Having tried web research and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Great Museum

Got in for free for being a Bank of America customer. I loved it. My Wife is into history and she... read more

Reviewed 3 days 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, 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
North Oakland
+1 412-622-3131
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My favorite thing about this Museum was the section on local geology. Having tried web research and not coming up with much, this section really helped explain the geology of Pennsylvania and especially the Pittsburgh region.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Got in for free for being a Bank of America customer. I loved it. My Wife is into history and she was in the zone at this place. There's so much to see. If you're in the area and enjoy history its a must see.

Thank Tasia L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Six floors of Pittsburgh sports and Pittsburgh History. Heinz products have their own section with a eight foot tall ketchup bottle. A must see if in Pittsburgh.

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Carnegie's have one of the best dinosaur collections in the world! Wonderful interactive displays. Also a great mineral and gem collection.

Thank Patrice O
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have a annual family membership which allows us to visit the museum an unlimited number of times for a year. The kids love going! They've been a few times now and really enjoy it. There are a few exhibits, though, that have been there...More

Thank JenkinsFamily03
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum in Pittsburgh has got to be one of the greatest hidden gems I have ever visited. Before I looked it up I had never heard of this place and now it is my favorite natural museum I have visited beating out Fernbank and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hadn't been here in a many years and was disappointed, but still recommend this site for families. Exhibits felt old and in need of care. In the Arctic area, the maps still refer to the USSR.... not a hard thing to fix, and pretty important....More

Thank MrsPsPicks
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot to see, kids were able to interact with a lot of displays and they weren't all broken like the Franklin Institute in Philly. The taxidermy was top notch, didn't understand why there were so many dead birds playing dead in the displays though.

Thank paoylin1
Reviewed 1 week ago

i really like this place. the albatross is a little weird, but the gems are amazing. Its handicap accessible also

Thank Rob m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in the area and recall the days when this was a dark and somewhat boring despite the collections. Recent remodel has made it an open and nicely lit museum with the best dinosaur section where they are positioned properly, surrounded by items...More

Thank Chuck B
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Response from Borne2Travel | Reviewed this property |
My highlight is always the dinosaurs and the gem stone area. I could spend all day just in those 2 sections. Also the Inuit section on the top floor is a favorite for me as well. They also have an area where children can... More
Dan R
26 December 2016|
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Response from mother123458 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I am not sure, sorry but I think if you are in the same side of Pittsburgh you can walk, it is interesting. Have a nice trip! from Ottawa
Bonnie R
20 July 2016|
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Response from rosifraz | Reviewed this property |
I think it was 12 dollars but don't remember. Sorry