Visit the museum face-to-face without ever leaving your seat!
Interactive videoconferences between your location and the museum can introduce new topics, explore familiar topics at a deeper level, or even prepare groups for an upcoming trip. During these 45- to 60-minute programs, you can see, hear, and speak with museum staff in real time via a television monitor. The museum presenter is likewise able to see, hear, and speak with you. Each program listed below is visually rich with museum specimens. Exciting educational moments occur when close-up cameras are used to explore structures as familiar as a robin’s nest or as unusual as a tiger beetle’s compound eye.
All programs are aligned with state and national academic standards and may be modified to address your students’ specific questions, ongoing projects, related study units, and current events. Relevant pre-videoconference lesson materials are provided two weeks in advance of scheduled programs.
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discounts available for multiple programs
Programming is available for locations with IP- and ISDN-based videoconferencing systems. Recording of programs is prohibited.
Programs must be reserved two weeks in advance. Pre-videoconference lesson materials are available electronically. For reservations and updated program schedules, call 412.622.3292 or IDEA@carnegiemnh.org.
Single Session Videoconferences
Most topics can be modified to address the specific questions of your group, ongoing projects, and related study units. Programs are 45 minutes long.
The Iroquois People
Earth Science Topics
Rocks and Minerals
Fossil Clues to Ancient Life
Dinosaur Teeth and Claws
Dinosaurs: What’s New?
Nature Views through a Scanning Electron Microscope
Meet the Scientist Series
Scientists at Carnegie Museum of Natural History conduct research from the Arctic to the tropics, and in locations from Argentina to Uzbekistan. These hour-long videoconferences create an opportunity for your group to interact with the men and women who conduct the scientific inquiry that is the key component of the museum’s mission.
Meet the Scientist videoconferences are presented on Tuesdays between 1 and 2 p.m. For information on scheduling and pricing, contact Sue McJunkin at 412.622.3235 or McJunkinS@carnegiemnh.org.
Don't let cost be a barrier! Support may be available for some outreach programs. Call the Group Visits Office at 412.622.3289 for more information.
Should hazardous conditions result in cancellation of programs, announcements will be made on television stations KDKA, WTAE, and WPXI.