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New! Museum Treasures iPad App Now Available
Zachy the Robot: Quest for the Museum Treasures is a fun, science-based game that takes players on a worldwide adventure to discover dinosaurs, uncover rare minerals, and learn about the distant past through fossils. Carnegie Museum of Natural History advised on scientific and educational content for the game’s creators, app specialists GenevaMars.
Starring the award-winning Zachy the Robot™ cast of characters, Quest includes puzzles, mini-games, and a captivating story that entertains and educates children for hours. The app is available for purchase at the Apple Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zachy-robot-quest-for-museum/id599395459?ls=1&mt=8. For more information about GenevaMars, visit www.genevamars.com.
The following activities are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted. No registration required.
Programs at Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Families with children should be sure to check out our fully accessible hands-on science areas:
- Bonehunters Quarry
Strap on your goggles and dig for fossils like real paleontologists do.
- Empowering Women
Special programming related to this exhibition is available through May 12, 2013.
- Discovery Basecamp
Take a little time to explore more than 10,000 objects from our educational collection.
- Natural History Discover Carts & Exploration Stations
Wednesday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–4 p.m.
Sunday, 1–4 p.m.
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 Mini-Tours
Daily, 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 Mini-Tours
Saturday at noon
Get up-close-and-personal with various exhibitions, galleries, artifacts, and specimens all around the museum. Topics vary weekly.
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Mollusks
Weekends; check daily guide for schedule
From octopuses to oysters, get an up-close look at the weird and wonderful collection of mollusks.
New! Youth Naturalist Institute
Saturday, April 6, 20; May 4, 18
Help save the planet and protect our local ecosystem! Observe nature first-hand. Work alongside museum scientists to learn how they set up pitfall traps and other crazy contraptions to capture insects. Explore museum exhibits and collections through hands-on experiments that give you an insider’s view of entomology, the study of insects. Learn how the health of the ecosystem is reflected in the lives of these tiny creatures. Get ready to be a museum ambassador as you work with our educators to design and host activities in the galleries on the final day of this workshop series. Click here to learn more about our Teen Programs.
$56 Members/ $66 non-Members; includes a Youth Naturalist Institute T-shirt
Call 412.622.3288 or email ProgramRegistration@carnegiemuseums.org.
Adopt A Bird Band
The Adopt A Bird Band program invites nature lovers of all ages to become personally involved in supporting the vital biodiversity and conservation research at the core of Carnegie Museum of Natural History's mission. Adoptions make great gifts for bird lovers, budding naturalists, and conservation enthusiasts, or anyone who wants to celebrate in a unique and special way. Click here to explore the adoption website!