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September 2014

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Exhibit/Exhibition

Dinosaurs in Their Time
Permanent Exhibition
First Floor

Dinosaurs in Their Time

Dinosaurs in Their Time is the first permanent exhibition in the world to feature scientifically accurate, immersive environments spanning the Mesozoic Era—the Age of Dinosaurs—arranged chronologically and filled with actively posed original fossil specimens. See dinosaurs like they haven’t been seen in 66 million years!

The historic, century-old Dinosaur Hall was closed in Spring 2005 for over two years of renovation and construction, resulting in the spectucular exhibition Dinosaurs in Their Time. The renovated and expanded exhibition illustrates the incredible diversity of life in the Mesozoic Era, placing the dinosaurs in dramatic, scientifically accurate poses amidst the hundreds of plant and animal species that shared their environments.
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Free with admission to Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Member Show of the Gem Artists of North America
September 20, 2014—January 5, 2015
Wertz Gallery

Member Show of the Gem Artists of North America

Founded in 1995, Gem Artists of North America (GANA) is an association of artists and professionals of the gemstone art industry. GANA counts among its members some of the world’s foremost lapidary artists, with works appearing in museums, exhibitions, and private collections worldwide. The juried member show highlights artworks inspired by the beauty of the precious materials themselves.

Free with admission to Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Lectures

The Fascinating World of Amphibians and Reptiles
Thursday, September 25, Noon and Saturday, September 27, 1:30 p.m.

Special Programs

Super Science Saturday: Specimen Identification Day
Saturday, September 13, Noon-4 p.m.

Performances

Poetry Reading: Reflecting on RACE 
Sunday, September 14, 1–4 p.m.

Vishala: Expanse
Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, 2 p.m.

Workshops

Special Exhibitions

RACE: Are We So Different?
March 29–October 27, 2014
R.P. Simmons Family Gallery

RACE: Are We So Different?

RACE: Are We So Different? is a groundbreaking exploration of the experience of living with race in America. The exhibition weaves together personal stories of living with race along with expert discussions of the history of race as a concept, the role that science has played in that history, and emerging research that challenges the foundations of what we perceive as race. Interactive multimedia components, historic artifacts, iconic objects, and compelling photographs offer visitors an eye-opening look at a topic that is fundamental to our shared human experience.

Developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, RACE: Are We So Different? is the first nationally traveling exhibition to tell the story of race from biological, cultural, and historic points of view. These diverse perspectives merge into an unprecedented examination of race and racism in the United States.

A robust schedule of programming in support of RACE: Are We So Different? is planned throughout the run of the exhibition. For more information on programming or to inquire about collaborating with the museum, please contact Special Projects Manager Ashley Kunkle at kunklea@carnegiemuseums.org.

Free with admission to Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Billions to None: 100 years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon
Through Fall

Billions to None: 100 years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon

In the mid-1850s, the population of the passenger pigeon numbered in the billions. Only 60 years later, the last known passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo.

Bird research has been an important part of the work of Carnegie Museum of Natural History ever since we were founded in 1896, and the loss of the passenger pigeon is just one example of critical conservation topics that our research addresses. Through interactive media and stirring imagery, Billions to None explores the decline of the passenger pigeon, the role that humankind played in its extinction, and the museum research that is informing discussions on today’s environmental issues.

Free with admission to Carnegie Museum of Natural History