Carnegie Museum of Natural History

For more information, contact:
Kathleen Bodenlos
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
412.622.3361 (office)

August 30, 2017


Carnegie Museum of Natural History Celebrates Living Longer and Better
September programs offer engaging opportunities for adults 45+.

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Throughout the month of September, Carnegie Museum of Natural History is celebrating Pittsburghers living longer and better through cultural engagement.
The museum will offer a series of programming, ranging from dancing to specialized tours, that is geared towards visitors who are 45 and older.
“Our museum is a comfortable and enriching place for everyone, from fourth graders on field trips to older adults interested in the natural sciences,” said Dr. Eric Dorfman, the Daniel G. and Carole L. Kamin Director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History. “We are excited to offer a thoughtful new set of programming for our visitors who are 45 and older.”
The month kicks off with a Grandparents Day celebration on September 10, which will feature activities and programs for grandparents to enjoy with their grandchildren, like traditional games and crafts from different cultures. All activities will be free with museum admission.
On September 22, the museum will hold a Harvest Moon Event, which will be an adult-only night at the museum with a doo wop band, swing dancing, special gallery tours, classic cocktails, a car cruise, and more.
The month of programming closes on September 27 with A Wonderful Wednesday at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, which will be a full day of adult programming that focuses on the history of the museum and Pittsburgh.
“These events are a great way for Pittsburghers to reflect on the museum of their childhood and experience it in a new way,” said Chelsey Pucka, director of Lifelong Learning at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. “This month's adult programming takes a deeper dive into the science of our institution and indulges in the nostalgia of our deep and fascinating history.”
In September, the museum is also launching new in-depth tours with elevated content and flexible pacing that are ideal for groups of older adults. Tours will be available year round. In addition, the museum is using the social media platform of Meetup to launch other social programs.
September programming at Carnegie Museum of Natural History is an extension of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s efforts to provide inclusive and unique museum experiences for the greater Pittsburgh area.
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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 artifacts, 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,