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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4007
+1 412-622-3131
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Mother's Day visit

My wife and I came to Pittsburgh to visit her recently transplanted son. The weather was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Spectacular!!

I have always loved this place! So much history, and educational as well!! A must see for any... read more

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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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“ancient egypt” (23 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4007
North Oakland
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"gems and minerals"
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"ancient egypt"
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"t rex"
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"egyptian exhibit"
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"mineral collection"
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"dinosaur hall"
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"all ages"
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"great exhibits"
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"admission price"
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"on display"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I came to Pittsburgh to visit her recently transplanted son. The weather was horrendous so we looked for an indoor activity for the afternoon and chose this museum. This was a nice place - you can definitely cover the whole place within...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always loved this place! So much history, and educational as well!! A must see for any history lover.

Thank Victoria G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here several times throughout my life and it's always a wonderful time. This place has some extremely cool, interesting and fascinating exhibits. It's famous for the dinosaurs but you really need to see the other parts of this museum, even the precious minerals...More

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised by how large of a museum this is. You get access to the art museum AND the natural history museum. You can plan to spend most of a day here if you take the time to explore everything. We had to take...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you haven't gone to this museum, you really should put it on your list! Pittsburgh wasn't on our way to any where, but seeing this museum was (we're San Diego locals). We've been to museums all over the world, but this one was really...More

Thank HARRY S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an awesome treasure near the campuses of CMU and Pitt. We visit at least twice a year and always find something new.

Thank Jackie H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having visited here frequently, this was the first visit with both my children. Was sad to see they closed some of portions of the Ancient Egypt exhibit (they used to have a tunnel tomb for kids) but overall a great experience for everyone. We went...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We could NOT find a parking place on a Thursday afternoon. So we left. Came back at 5 because on Thursdays they are open till 8. Was able to park right beside building. Very good exhibits ranging from dinosaurs to Ancient Egypt to birds. Lots...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is a perfect place to go on a rainy afternoon. Lots of interesting exhibits, but not too big that you can't see everything in one afternoon.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Wh would have thought that a museum would be great location for a wedding reception, but it was. The had an incredibly large hall that made it an ideal venue.

Thank rjjaxel
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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.
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alemart1978
6 September 2017|
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Response from Joyce P | 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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Margaret P
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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
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