Tours / Extended Tours
60/90 minutes, $9/$10 per student
Great for groups who prefer a customized experience, discussion-based inquiry, and want to connect ideas across several galleries.
Museum educators highlight our most popular exhibitions while engaging your group with probing questions about hidden details and museum treasures. All tours make use of interactive exhibits with stops to investigate touchable educational collections.
Extended Tours include extra time for hands-on investigations in a classroom.
Self-paced, $9 per student
Begin with a customized orientation to your schedule, museum maps, and gallery guidelines. Follow up with a self-paced activity to help you explore the museum. Students receive a Museum Quest to guide exploration of specific exhibits and practice 21st-century critical thinking skills. To help direct your group, chaperones are given an answer guide, and gallery staff are available to help you explore the exhibitions.
Museum Quest can also be scheduled as an add-on to other program formats.
Topics for Grades 6–12
Meet a Scientist
The stories of exploration, research, and STEM careers come alive when you hear about a journey directly from a professional scientist. Find out more about the Meet a Scientist program.
To further structure your visit, choose an add-on experience: Meet a Scientist, a visit to Earth Theater, or a self-paced Museum Quest.
Expand your experience
You may also co-book a group experience at Carnegie Museum of Art.
Don't let cost be a barrier!
We have scholarship opportunities for schools and organizations that qualify. Find out about scholarship opportunities.
To receive group pricing, you must have a group of ten or more and your visit must be scheduled in advance through the Group Visits Office. Smaller groups pay the ten person minimum. Member discounts do not apply to guided tours.
Should hazardous conditions result in cancellation, announcements will be made on television stations KDKA, WTAE, and WPXI.
Accessibility: Features For All
Carnegie Museum of Natural History welcomes all visitors. We work to assist visitors with disabilities in obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, and in supporting equal access to services, programs, and activities.
To request special disability accommodations for field trips, please contact Group Visits at 412.622.3289 or GroupVisits@carnegiemuseums.org.
To request special disability accommodations for special programs for educators, please contact Program Registration at 412.622.3288 or at ProgramRegistration@carnegiemuseums.org.