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
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 […]
Looking for something fun and new to do in Pittsburgh? Join friendly museum staff on a 21+ self-guided crawl through some of the museum's exhibitions. Explore museum spaces like you’ve never seen them before, including new drop-in style activities like chats with scientists, flashlight tours, a scavenger hunt, animal meet-and-greets, and more. All tickets include […]
Join us as we hit the trails for a guided nature walk! We’ll meet in the atrium of the Powdermill Nature Center at 2 p.m. before heading outside to explore. This family-friendly experience is open to participants of all ages. Pre-registration is required. Family Nature Walk Saturday, December 4, 2 p.m. Sold out? Sign up […]
R.W. Moriarty Science Seminar Presents: Building a Practice of Community Archaeology at Indian Run/Pandenarium (Site 36ME253) Speaker: Angela Jaillet-Wentling, PA DCNR At the Indian Run or Pandenarium settlement site (36ME253), archaeology helps shine a light on the story of a free African American community in the Antebellum North. Twentieth century histories focused heavily on the […]
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! With the weather turning colder, we will explore hibernation as a survival adaptation. We will meet in the Netting Classroom at 2 p.m., and children must be accompanied by […]
Explore holiday traditions from around the world with Jólakötturinn (Jóla for short), the Icelandic Yule Cat. Solve Jóla’s riddles on a scavenger hunt to earn goodies, learn how to play dreidel, and enjoy a memorable holiday afternoon at the museum. Sponsors Super Science Saturdays are sponsored by PA Cyber, TribLIVE, and Tender Care Learning Centers, […]