Permanent Exhibition Halls

Carnegie Museum of Natural History's exhibition halls blend historic dioramas with cutting-edge research. Click on the images to learn more about our world-class exhibitions, from the blockbuster Dinosaurs in Their Time to the up-to-the-minute Discovery Basecamp.

Geology & Paleontology

dinosaurthumbDinosaurs 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.
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hillman_hall_thumbHillman Hall of Minerals and Gems

Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems showcases more than 1,300 minerals and gems from all over the world. New acquisitions are added to the collection on an ongoing basis. This breathtaking exhibition hall is the culmination of the science, beauty, and history of minerals.
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geologythumbBenedum Hall of Geology

Benedum Hall of Geology illustrates the dynamic, ever-changing nature of planet Earth. Three striking, Earth-like domes highlight geological time and dating, fossils, shaping the earth, and Pittsburgh geology.
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wertz_gallery_thumbWertz Gallery: Gems & Jewelry

The Wertz Gallery: Gems & Jewelry is a 2,000-square-foot addition to Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems dedicated to gems, the crystals from which they come, and jewelry comprised of these precious stones.
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Every day, Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s scientists are shaping our views of Earth and its inhabitants. Just as science is constantly changing, so is the dynamic work being done in PaleoLab. 
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Ice Age AnimalsAge of Mammals: The Cenozoic Era

Cenozoic Hall reflects the most recent 66 million years of the history of life on Earth, known as the Cenozoic Era, or the Age of Mammals.
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Wildlife & Ecology

Hall of African WildlifeHall of African Wildlife

The Hall of African Wildlife explores four of the African continent's major life zones—savanna, rainforest, mountain, and desert—and the unique animals that live there.
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Hall of North American WildlifeHall of North American Wildlife

The Hall of North American Wildlife features some of the continent's most amazing animals in natural habitat dioramas.
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Botany HallBotany Hall

Botany Hall investigates the incredible diversity of plant life. The hall emphasizes four different biomes found in the continental United States: a Florida everglade, a Mt. Rainier alpine meadow, an Arizona desert, and a Pennsylvania valley.
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Population ImpactPopulation Impact

Population Impact highlights the research conducted by Carnegie scientists and their colleagues to examine how the choices humans make affect the world in which we live.
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Walton Hall of Ancient EgyptWalton Hall of Ancient Egypt

Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt explores both the mysteries and the vibrant everyday life of a society that continues to intrigue both expert and armchair archaeologists alike.
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Polar WorldPolar World: Wyckoff Hall of Arctic Life

Polar World: Wyckoff Hall of Arctic Life is one of the largest exhibitions on the Canadian Inuit (formerly known as Eskimo) in North America.
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Alcoa Foundation Hall of American IndiansAlcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians

Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians explores Native American cultures in an exhibition organized around their relationships with the natural world.
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Hands On

Discovery BasecampDiscovery Basecamp

In this space, visitors enjoy a chance to slow down, rest, look closely at natural objects, hone their observation skills, and interact with museum staff and one another. Discovery Basecamp is available during museum hours and access is included in regular museum admission.
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Bonehunters QuarryBonehunters Quarry

Experience the thrill of hands-on excavation at Bone Hunters' Quarry, Carnegie Museum of Natural History's interactive fossil dig. Be transported to Dinosaur National Monument in Utah, where Carnegie paleontologists have been digging since 1909.
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