Museum educators guide an inquiry-based, whole-language experience program based on our world-famous collection!
Bring the museum to your school, library, or other facility to present individual programs. Museum educators guide an inquiry-based and/or whole-language experience program based on the museum’s collections. The programs are designed to enhance and enrich your curriculum.
All program topics are available at all grade levels, even if not listed, with some adaptation of the materials. Want a natural history topic that is not listed? Please call to inquire about program development.
Traveling Classroom programs are perfect for special needs settings. Please contact us to discuss how we can adapt our programs to your group.
Not what you need? For assembly programs, visit Science on Stage.
Presentations can accommodate a maximum of 25 students and are not suitable for assemblies or combined classrooms.
Contact Lenore Adler at 412.688.8687 or email@example.com.
Classroom presentations are $120 per program. Each additional presentation of the same topic on the same day is $50. For after-school programs and community programs, please inquire about pricing.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History will charge one-way travel expenses in accordance with the current IRS standard mileage rate. Travel more than 76 miles may require an additional overnight fee of $100.
School field trip funding support, including transportation, is sponsored for some outreach programs by Target. To find out whether your school qualifies, call 412.622.3291 or email SchuckersE@carnegiemuseums.org.
Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grade 1
Each 45-minute presentation is based on a book and uses visual and touchable materials. A follow-up activity is supplied for the group to complete.
Take a closer look at the life cycle and the importance of many backyard insects.
Discover the world of dinosaurs, both carnivores and herbivores.
Hear a story about a dinosaur and examine some replicas of fossils.
Funky Features: African Animals
Study the “funky features” (adaptations) of five African mammals and how they help these amazing creatures survive.
Inuit Life in the Arctic
Experience the lives of the Inuit and what it would be like to be a child of these Arctic people 100 years ago and today.
What the Eye Can See: Biodiversity
Investigate the different biomes, local habitats (woodlands, stream edge, wetlands, and agricultural lands), and the variety of life found in each.
Examine local fossils and fossilization using specimens, visuals, touchable materials, group activities, and a dinosaur replica.
Each 45-minute presentation uses visuals and touchable materials. A follow-up activity is supplied for the group to complete.
Teeth and Claws: Dinosaur Diversity
Learn what fossils can and cannot reveal about a specimen’s characteristics, adaptations, and behaviors.
Biodiversity of the Insect World
Discover how humans interact with the insect world, insect biodiversity, insects that are specialists and generalists, and some aspects of pest management.
Biodiversity of Western Pennsylvania's Biomes: Living on the Edge
Discuss the interdependencies among the different native species and the abiotic (non-living) elements of the environment. Invasive, rare, threatened, and endangered species are included in the discussion.
Biodiversity: Predator and Prey on the African Savanna
Examine the interrelationships at work on the African savanna, emphasizing symbiotic, mutual, and predator/prey interdependencies.
Explore the plants and animals that make up the Mesozoic.
Past Cultures: An Archaeological Journey into Egyptian Life
Use archaeological evidence uncovered at the ancient village of Deir el-Medina, along with the geography and environment of the Nile Valley, to take a look at the everyday life of Egyptians 3,500 years ago.
Past Cultures: Surviving the Challenge—Inuit Life in the Arctic
Probe the adaptations made by the Inuit to survive in the harsh conditions of the Arctic more than 100 years ago, along with a look at life today in Nunuvat, Canada.
Past Cultures: Seneca Indians - the Traditional Life of the Haudenosaunee
Study the gender roles and use of resources for survival among the 17th century Iroquois in an environment similar to western Pennsylvania.
All topics may be adapted for high schoolers. Each 45-minute presentation uses visuals and touchable materials. Please contact us for more information.
After-school (Topic Focus) Programming
This 45-minute program uses visuals, touchable materials, and take-home projects to integrate topics from Carnegie Museum of Natural History into fun learning. All of the Traveling Classroom topics are available for in-depth, multiple-session study. After-school classes for no more than 25 students (within a three-grade-level span) may be arranged for two to six weekly sessions.
Pricing depends on number of sessions and distance from the museum. Please contact us for more information.
Scientists at Work (Four-Week Program)
Students observe, measure, classify, predict, create a model, test, and communicate information using real techniques employed by our own researchers.