Touch the wonders of the natural world in Discovery Basecamp, a new permanent, hands-on gallery. Feel the coarseness of an African lion’s mane, examine a fly’s wing under a microscope, climb over giant ant statues, and explore a collection of rare and exciting specimens you can only find at a natural history museum. Discovery Basecamp is a bustling and lively gallery where you’re encouraged to slow down, look closely, and touch everything.
Kids can put on bat wings and flutter around a play space or take a close look at a screech owl specimen. Parents can join the process of discovery or relax and watch play-based learning unfold. The gallery also features comfortable seating and a private breastfeeding station, which won the Allegheny County’s Breastfeeding Friendly Place Award. New specimens, activities, and programming are always being added, so there’s something new to discover with every visit.
- Studying anatomical details on taxidermy mounts can enhance field observations of wildlife. A common loon in the museum’s Discovery Basecamp, offers a …Read More »
- We are proud to be a winner of the 2018 Breastfeeding Friendly Place Award! Cozy chairs and pillows in a private area …Read More »
- The honey bee (Apis mellifera) has been domesticated by humans since ancient times. Drone bees have composite eyes that consist of about …Read More »
- Check out our new selfie station featuring Dippy and all of his scarves! The set-up is located in Discovery Basecamp at Carnegie …Read More »