R.W. Moriarty Science Seminar Presents: "Our Changing Ohio River: Climate, Water Quality, and Harmful Algal Blooms" Speaker: Emily Elliott, University of Pittsburgh. The Ohio River basin is not only vast, but its waterways are a vital economic, ecological, and recreational resource for the 15 states within basin boundaries. Yet, a half-century after the Clean Water […]
RADical Days is an annual ‘thank you’ to taxpayers, offering a chance to see the best of Allegheny County's top cultural destinations free of charge! This year, RADical Day at Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History is Saturday, September 30, 2023. To get your free RADical Day admission, please select September 30 as your […]
R.W. Moriarty Science Seminar Presents: "Academia and Indigenous Communities: Opening the Doors to Collaborative Research and Community-Driven Projects" Speaker: Jessie Ryker-Crawford, Institute of American Indian Arts. This event will take place Monday, October 9,2023 at Noon in person at Earth Theater. Seminar 159 .
A seed a deer a seed (2023) is a short film by Marianne Hoffmeister Castro that examines the conservation efforts at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (Austin, TX). The film threads together stories and modalities of care and management of local ecosystems while bringing forth the alliances and challenges between plant, animal and human […]
The world is full of stories of the weird and wonderful. Grab your best costume and join us at Haunted Museum After Dark to discover what is fact or fiction, and what mysteries are still waiting to be solved. What creatures inspired the monsters that haunt our dreams? What real animals, plants, and bugs are […]
Powdermill Nature Reserve is Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s environmental research center located in Rector, PA. In addition to being positioned for Appalachian-specific studies in ornithology, ecology, invertebrate zoology, and botany, Powdermill is a great place to spend a fun-filled day outdoors with the family. Enjoy a leisurely Sunday walk with your member community and […]
R.W. Moriarty Science Seminar Presents: "Outcomes of Climate in Rural Systems Partnership (CRSP)" Speaker: Nicole Heller and Laurie Giarratani, Carnegie Museum of Natural History. This event will take place Monday, October 23,2023 at Noon in person at Earth Theater. Seminar 160 .
Nicole Heller, PhD, Associate Curator, Anthropocene, Carnegie Museum of Natural History Protected areas are designed to protect biodiversity, but they are also linked to the dispossession of land and lifeways for local and indigenous people. To improve conservation, scientists and local and indigenous people are collaborating to revitalize place-based stewardship traditions and restore land and […]
Sensory Friendly Trick or Treat Put on your favorite costume and head to Carnegie Museum of Natural History for a sensory-supportive Halloween Trick or Treat! Museum galleries will have reduced audio and visual elements and calm spaces with support materials. Pick a seat around our story time faux campfire, meet a scaley live animal ambassador, […]
Looking for family-friendly activities to do for Halloween? Costumes are encouraged for a nature-themed Halloween celebration! Investigate seasonal specimens that are not usually on display, including jumping spiders, hairy tarantulas, and Fred, our famous crystal skull. Follow a scavenger hunt through the museum’s haunted halls while looking for clues and earning stamps along the way, […]
Animals may not talk, but they have much to share! From seismic elephant vibrations to silverback gorilla body postures, from scent-marking cats to dancing insects, the world around us is constantly communicating. And we can help you tune in! Practice your “waggle dance” to share the location of flowers with fellow honeybees. Some birds have […]
R.W. Moriarty Science Seminar Presents: "Impacts of Extreme Warming Events on Early Eocene Mammals and Ecosystems" Speaker: Abigail Carroll, University of Pittsburgh. This event will take place Monday, November 13, 2023 at Noon in person at Earth Theater. Seminar 161 .
Jennifer A. Sheridan, PhD, Assistant Curator, Amphibians and Reptiles, Carnegie Museum of Natural History Curators build collections for a number of reasons, from documenting biodiversity to deciphering evolutionary relationships among species. A discussion of a recent visit to north Borneo will highlight some notable new additions to the Section of Amphibians and Reptiles’ collection, and […]
R.W. Moriarty Science Seminar Presents: "Ex Africa Semper Aliquid Novi: Mapping and Describing the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sub Saharan Africa" Speaker: Luis Ceríaco, Carnegie Museum of Natural History. This event will take place Monday, December 11, 2023 at Noon in person at Earth Theater. Seminar 162 .
Kevin Keegan, PhD, Collection Manager, Invertebrate Zoology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History Bizarre, beautiful, and fascinating; The world of caterpillars abounds with amazing natural history. From predators to parasites and land to water, caterpillars do far more than just munch on your tomato plants. Hear the tales of some of the spectacular and surprising life […]
Museum scientists have been working hard all year, traveling near and far to conduct field research and contribute to the newest science! Follow your “Tales of the Field Passport” to meet participating scientists and claim a goodie bag of field work essentials like a notebook, pencil, and compass. Add your dream research destination to a […]
R.W. Moriarty Science Seminar Presents: "Glow-in-the-Dark Millipedes, Mimicry Rings, and the 1,306-Legged Millipede" Speaker: Paul Marek, Virginia Tech. This event will take place Monday, January 22, 2024 at Noon in person at Earth Theater. Seminar 163 .
R.W. Moriarty Science Seminar Presents: "‘Chancing on a Spectacle:’ Co‐occurring Animal Migrations and Interspecific Interactions" Speaker: Emily Cohen, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. This event will take place Monday, February 12, 2024 at Noon in person at Earth Theater. Seminar 164 .
R.W. Moriarty Science Seminar Presents: "Minerals as the Bedrock of the Energy Transition" Speaker: Barbara Dutrow, Louisiana State University. This event will take place Monday, February 26, 2024 at Noon in person at Earth Theater. Seminar 165 .