Adult Topic List

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 as indicated. Member discounts do not apply to guided tours.   

The following are tour topics for adult, senior, and college groups. If you are bringing a K–12 school group, please choose your program from the Kids/Schools pages. College groups also have the option of choosing a Kids/Schools program.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History: 100 Years in the Making

Where did Carnegie Museum of Natural History get its specimens? How are exhibits made? Does the public see everything? Will new exhibit halls appear? Take this tour and discover what it takes to create a museum, and learn about all of the people who bring the museum to life.

Cultures at Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Travel from ancient Egypt to the Arctic and learn about the diverse cultures exhibited at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Visit Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt and explore everyday life of an ancient society that continues to intrigue people today. Polar World: Wyckoff Hall of Arctic Life is one of the largest exhibits on the Canadian Inuit (formerly known as Eskimo) in North America. Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians features societies living in four major geographical areas—the Tlingit of the Northwest Coast, Hopi of the Southwest, Lakota of the Plains, and Iroquois of the Northeast.

Natural History Safari

Go on a safari on this tour of the Natural History Museum’s Hall of North American Wildlife! This tour features some of the continent’s most amazing animals in natural habitat dioramas and the Hall of African Wildlife’s four major life zones—savanna, rainforest, mountain, and desert.

Pennsylvania Natural History

Pennsylvania is a virtual cornucopia of natural wonder and history. Travel through the museum and investigate some of Pennsylvania’s rich array of plants, animals, minerals, and fossils, and learn about the early people who were found throughout the state.

Sampler: Introduction to the Carnegie Art and Natural History Collections

If you’re not sure what you want to see first, then the Carnegie Sampler is right for you! This overview of the great art and fascinating natural history collections will acquaint you with Pittsburgh’s premier cultural institution. Tour our architecturally significant historic buildings and learn about the intriguing history of Carnegie Institute and Andrew Carnegie’s philanthropic vision for his “Palace of Culture.” Along the way, enjoy a glimpse of special exhibitions on view at the time of your visit.

The Treasures of Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Discover and explore many of the unique artifacts that are special to Carnegie Museum of Natural History. A mummy and its coffin, donated by Andrew Carnegie; the historic taxidermy diorama Arab Courier Attacked by Lions, installed over 100 years ago; and Teddy Roosevelt’s contributions to the Hall of African Wildlife are just a few of the exhibits to be explored during this tour of discovery.