Carnegie Centers: Redefining the 21st-Century Museum

magnifyCarnegie Museum of Natural History's four interdisciplinary Centers present a new vision for how we conduct and present our work, thereby enriching the way the public engages with the museum, our science, and the future of life and Earth. This structure is our pathway to institutional sustainability, increased impact, and creative collaborations, all of which lead to enhanced experiences for our visitors and increased value to our community.

Our Research

Through field studies and collection-based scientific research, the scientists and researchers of Carnegie Museum of Natural History generate new knowledge and promote stewardship of Earth and its natural resources. Public exhibitions, programs, and educational partnerships allow us to share the results of our scientific research in order to enhance scientific literacy by illuminating the processes of evolution and adaptation that have shaped the diversity of our world and its inhabitants. Learn more by visiting the websites of our research divisions.

Our Collection

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is among the top natural history museums in the country. It maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of 22 million objects and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. Click here to learn more about the museum collection and research access. 

Interdepartmental Facilities

Learn more about the research support we offer for museum staff and research associates. climate