Benedum Hall of Geology
What shaped the Earth’s surface? How are fossils formed? What did western Pennsylvania look like millions of years ago when giant lizards roamed through our once-tropical forests? Learn the answers to these questions and more when you explore the ever-changing nature of our planet in Benedum Hall of Geology.
Three Earth-like domes highlight geological time and dating, fossils, shaping the Earth, and Pittsburgh geology. A fourth dome explores the origin, location, and economic development of coal, oil, and gas. A strong emphasis is placed on the geological processes that shaped Pennsylvania and its neighbors, Ohio and West Virginia. The Stratavator offers a simulated-elevator ride deep into the Earth.
Citizen Science, The Last Ice Age in Western Pennsylvania and Carnegie Museum of Natural History ExhibitsRecent education initiatives in the Section of Invertebrate Paleontology encourage citizen science collaborations among professional geological societies to elevate the value of …Read More »
- The new class of Education Interpreters of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History are training for their new positions through classroom instruction …Read More »
- By Breann Thompson In a galaxy far, far away…is life really all that different? Campers at Carnegie Museum of Natural History have …Read More »
- John L. Carter, the retired curator of Invertebrate Paleontology, is world renown for his research on 350-million-year-old fossil brachiopods. Carter named more than …Read More »