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.
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 »
Life Lab at Discovery Basecamp, our new interactive permanent gallery, teaches the importance of scientific research and introduces a way of thinking …Read More »
You can pet the mane of this lion at Discovery Basecamp, our new permanent gallery where visitors can explore, touch, and examine …Read More »