The members of the Carnegie Discoverers share a passion for discovery and adventure and are enthusiastic supporters of Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
“Founded in 2006, the principal purpose of the Carnegie Discoverers is to assist and support Carnegie Museum of Natural History in promoting its scientific, educational, and cultural missions and in the development of new and larger audiences for the institution.
Through a number of special events each year, Carnegie Discoverers explore and learn about many amazing facets of natural history. These opportunities afford our members a unique relationship with, and a keener appreciation of, Carnegie Museum of Natural History.”
Richard Moriarty, president
Join us as we explore seasonal natural history phenomena of Powdermill Nature Reserve! Expand your knowledge of avian migration and stopover ecology, and discover what makes Powdermill Nature Reserve such a wonderful resting and refueling site for migratory birds. A lecture will be given in the Parker Room at 2 pm, followed by a short […]
Meet our dedicated scientists and researchers and learn about what they do, how they do it, and how you can do it too! Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Section of Botany by studying specimens under a microscope, learning about the effect of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere on plants, and checking out herbarium […]
Children up to the age of 9 and an accompanying adult are invited to discover the wonders of nature through a picture book read-aloud and related game, craft project, or nature walk! Come listen to the story of Flute, a young wood thrush experiencing his first migration, before we go for a short walk on […]
Join us as we hit the trails for a guided nature walk! We’ll meet in the atrium of the Powdermill Nature Center at 2pm before heading outside to explore the beauty of a spring afternoon. This family-friendly experience is open to participants of all ages. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Pre-registration is required. […]
Investigate all the small things in our world—from animals to rocks and minerals and everything in between! Build your own mini museum collection as we explore the exhibits. Grow your own crystals, and use video microscopes to observe their structure. Meet live animals from the museum’s living collection, and venture behind the scenes with museum […]
Grab your time travel gear and explore a different mystery from the past during each class! From life before dinosaurs to the present day, analyze fossils and artifacts that document how life on Earth has changed over time. Document your discoveries in a scientific journal, and create unique artifacts illustrating your own history! See All […]
Children ages 8 to 12 and an accompanying adult are invited into the Netting Classroom to join us for a hands-on investigation of the natural world! Take flight on a journey to explore the wonders of bird migration. Discover why birds migrate and create your own model bird! We will meet in the Netting Classroom […]