Carnegie Museum of Natural History

For more information, contact: Leigh Kish
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
412.622.3361 (0), 412.526.8587 (C)

March 12, 2013


Seventh Annual Egg-cellent Egg Hunt at Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Extended Hours Easter Weekend

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania… Celebrate spring at Carnegie Museum of Natural History by learning about egg-laying animals from prehistoric and modern times! On Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m.—1 p.m., children 12 and under are invited to take a free scavenger hunt map and use it to visit hands-on exploration stations throughout the museum, where touchable natural history specimens await. Interact with museum nature experts, answer intriguing egg-related riddles, and earn stamps and small prizes. The Egg-cellent Egg Hunt is free with museum admission; no registration is required. Scavenger hunt map and prizes are available to the first 600 children.

Museums open Monday, April 1
No fooling! Visit Carnegie Museum of Natural History on April 1 and take advantage of special Monday hours, when the museum will be open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Carnegie Museum of Art is also open during this time.

Hours for Easter weekend are:
Thursday, March 28, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. (free general admission on Thursday, 4–8 p.m.);
Friday, March 29, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.;
Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.;
Easter Sunday, March 31, closed;
Monday, April 1, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.


Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is among the top natural history museums in the country. It maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of 22 million objects and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. Carnegie Museum of Natural History generates new scientific knowledge, advances science literacy, and inspires visitors of all ages to become passionate about science, nature, and world cultures. More information is available by calling 412.622.3131 or by visiting the website,