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8th Annual Egg-cellent Egg Hunt

April 19, 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Celebrate spring by learning about egg-laying animals from prehistoric and modern times! With scavenger hunt maps in hand, children 12 and under visit hands-on exploration stations where touchable natural history specimens await. Interact with museum nature experts, answer intriguing egg-related riddles, and earn stamps and small prizes. It is a fun and exciting way to celebrate spring even if the weather is still cold and rainy outside.

Free with museum admission; no registration required. Scavenger hunt map and prizes are available to the first 500 children, so don't be late!


Programs at Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Interactive Exhibitions
Families with children should be sure to check out our fully accessible hands-on science areas. The following activities are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted. No registration required:

  • Bonehunters Quarry
    Strap on your goggles and dig for fossils like real paleontologists do.
  • Discovery Basecamp
    Take a little time to explore more than 10,000 objects from our educational collection.
  • Natural History Discover Carts & Exploration Stations
    Wednesday–Sunday; check daily guide for schedule

    Learn with your hands by investigating real and replica specimens and artifacts in natural history museum galleries. Let museum educators and experts answer your nature and science questions.



Dinosaurs in Their Time Tours
Weekends, 1:30 and 3 p.m.
Thursday, 6 and 7 p.m.
Travel back to the Mesozoic with museum staff as your guide! See highlights of Dinosaurs in Their Time, including two colossal Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons, a mother and juvenile Apatosaurus, and world-famous Diplodocus carnegii.

Natural History Tours
Saturday at noon
Get up close and personal with various exhibitions, galleries, artifacts, and specimens all around the museum. Check daily guide for schedule.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Mollusks
Second Saturday of each month; check daily guide for schedule
From octopuses to oysters, get an up-close look at the weird and wonderful collection of mollusks.