Hall of North American Wildlife
Witness the drama of nature in the Hall of North American Wildlife. Our 23 dioramas depict a wide variety of animals and habitats in North America. Stand right next to a jaguar feeding her young or observe two elk frozen in battle in the Hayden Valley of Yellowstone National Park. The major ecosystems of North America—tundra, coniferous forest, deciduous forest, grassland, and desert—are represented along with their diverse inhabitants with special attention given to the animals who live in Western Pennsylvania.
Broad in scope and rich in detail, the Hall of North American Wildlife presents unforgettable images of the continent and offers visitors a unique perspective on its wildlife.
Aspiring naturalists of all ages can learn all about field research and even try their hand at the type of work scientists do everyday with the “In the Field” exhibit. Grab a clipboard to make observations, check out the tools of the trade, and learn about Powdermill Nature Reserve, Carnegie Museum’s field research station in Rector, Pa.
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