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
A behind-the-scenes experience as research is being done! Visit the bird banding lab and see up-close how researchers safely capture and band birds, and learn about the data they gather. Visit Powdermill Avian Research Center (PARC)’s flight tunnel and hear about how we’re studying avian perception of glass to provide glass manufacturers and building designers […]
Live Animal Encounters run daily from 1:30-2pm in the Earth Theater, located in Discovery Basecamp. Led by knowledgeable museum staff, encounters feature 4 live animal ambassadors, a mix of reptiles, birds, mammals and invertebrates, from all around the world. Learn about the natural history, adaptive behaviors and unique stories of animal ambassadors that call our […]
Join us as we explore seasonal natural history phenomena of Powdermill Nature Reserve! Discover the wonders of fantastic fall foliage as we explore why leaves change color and how this change benefits the trees. A lecture will be given in the Parker Room at 2 pm, followed by a short outdoor exploration. Lectures are structured […]
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 […]
Explore the museum in a sensory-friendly environment and celebrate Halloween. Listen to some Halloween-themed stories, visit with our animal ambassadors, and learn more spooky specimens in our collection. Tours and quiet zones will be available for all guests. Saturday October 23, 2021 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sponsors
Wander through our haunted halls as you search for clues to solve our scavenger hunt, reveal spooky specimens, and earn Halloween goodies. Costumes are encouraged; be sure to wear your safety mask even if your costume includes a different mask. Sponsors Super Science Saturdays are sponsored by PA Cyber, TribLIVE, and Tender Care Learning Centers, […]
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 Leaf Man as he flies through the air, following the wind. Then stick around to create your […]
Put your knowledge to the test at Horror Movie Trivia night! Compete head-to-head with other scary film enthusiasts for the top prize, an exclusive tour of the museum’s Alcohol House. This behind-the-scenes collection space is over 100 years old and filled with jarred amphibian and reptile specimens preserved in alcohol. Register for either the 6 […]