Distance Learning


Visit the museum without ever leaving your classroom. Our live, interactive videoconferencing programs are available on-demand to fit your schedule and curriculum needs.

Length of program: 45 minutes
Fee: $125 per session
Maximum capacity: 30 students
Adaptable for grades K–8
To register, call 412.622.3254 or email HoweP@carnegiemuseums.org.

NEW! Dino Dig

Bring the world of paleontology to your classroom through a video conference with a dinosaur expert from Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Explore the world of dinosaurs during a fifteen-minute show-and-tell presentation. Following the lecture, a museum expert will lead your class in preparing their own fossil to keep. Please book one month in advance to ensure items are shipped to your site in time for the conference. Materials for the fossil activity are provided for 25 students.

Materials fee:
$20 in addition to distance learning programming fee
(+$2 for each student in excess of 25)

Materials shipped to your classroom:
25 fossil casts
25 plaster sheets
25 paper towel sheets

Teachers need to provide:
5 shallows bins of water (approximately lasagna pan size, half full of water)
25 paper plates


Science Content Presentations

Choose your topic and join a museum educator for an in-depth exploration of science and museum objects.

Cultural Topics
Ancient Egypt
Arctic Life
The Iroquois People
Horse Domestication

Biodiversity Topics
Bird Nests
Groundhog Day
Pennsylvania Biodiversity

Earth Science Topics
Rocks and Minerals
Fossil Clues to Ancient Life
Dinomite Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Teeth and Claws
Dinosaurs: What’s New?

Technology Topics
Nature Views through a Scanning Electron Microscope


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.

Inclement Weather

Should hazardous conditions result in cancellation of programs, announcements will be made on television stations KDKA, WTAE, and WPXI.