Teen Programs at Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Teen Reporters: Investigation Teams
Want to hang out with world-famous scientists and teens that care about the same stuff you do? Our new program invites you to help us educate and inspire! Click here to learn more.
All teens ages 14–18 are eligible. Underrepresented ethnicities are encouraged to apply.
- Go behind-the-scenes and get your hands on rare fossils, historic artifacts, and other rarely seen museum treasures!
- Join scientists as they pioneer cutting-edge research and technology to save the environment and understand human origins!
- Create exciting ways to share your discoveries and build awareness of the issues you care about!
High school freshmen ages 14 and up may become trained museum volunteers who answer visitors’ questions about animals, exhibitions and the museum. Most often you see them at Exploration Carts focusing on Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians, Dinosaurs in Their Time, Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt, Hall of African Wildlife, and Insects. For more information about applying to be a Teen Docent, visit the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh volunteer site.
Youth Museum Institute Summer Camps
Teens ages 11–13 are invited to an exciting summer experience for middle schoolers. Work alongside museum staff to conduct research on topics that are important to you, and turn your inquiry into mini-exhibits, activities, or multimedia presentations for use in the museum. The Youth Museum Institute helps you develop leadership skills and connections to promote independent learning after camp is over. Partnerships with Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture and Powdermill Nature Reserve, the environmental research center of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, broaden experiences beyond the museum. Please click here to sign up for kids and family eNews, including a reminder when summer camp registration opens in 2013!
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.
$56 Members/ $66 non-Members; includes a Youth Naturalist Institute T-shirt
Call 412.622.3288 or email ProgramRegistration@carnegiemuseums.org. You may also click here to register online.