Bring Carnegie Museum of Natural History to your Community!Carnegie Museum of Natural History's outreach team can coordinate a mini museum experience for your community festival. Bring the fun to your neighborhood's families with topics the entire community can enjoy as well as special add-ons, like our live animal meet and greets!
Program Activity Topics:
Explore the prehistoric world of dinosaurs with replica fossil specimens, and activities. Use your observations to determine which dinosaurs are herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores.
Rock and Mineral Hounds
Rock specimens help you read the story of Earth’s past. Investigate the properties of rocks and minerals using scientific tools.
American Indian Adventures
Go on an adventure across North America, and discover diverse Native American cultures. Explore their daily lives and beliefs by learning about tools, housing structures, and other anthropological objects.
Creepy Crawlies and Things with Wings
Look closely at the wonderful world of insects. Learn about their unique features and behaviors to understand why they belong to the most diverse and largest animal group on Earth.
Fur, Feathers, and Scales
Compare and contrast patterns on fur, feathers, and scales in real specimens from the museums own live animals as well as our educational loan collection. Learn how to tie these observations to animal survival strategies.
Exploring Ancient Egypt
Unearth the wonders of ancient Egypt by linking its art, architecture, writing, artifacts, and mummies with the unique desert landscape along the Nile.
Program Presentation Style
Guided Mini Museum:
Touch museum objects at your site. Expert museum educators will lead your group through a “tour” of touchable artifacts and fossils.