October 2015

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Dinosaurs in Their Time
Permanent Exhibition
First Floor

Dinosaurs in Their Time

Dinosaurs in Their Time is the first permanent exhibition in the world to feature scientifically accurate, immersive environments spanning the Mesozoic Era—the Age of Dinosaurs—arranged chronologically and filled with actively posed original fossil specimens. See dinosaurs like they haven’t been seen in 66 million years!

The historic, century-old Dinosaur Hall was closed in Spring 2005 for over two years of renovation and construction, resulting in the spectacular exhibition Dinosaurs in Their Time. The renovated and expanded exhibition illustrates the incredible diversity of life in the Mesozoic Era, placing the dinosaurs in dramatic, scientifically accurate poses amidst the hundreds of plant and animal species that shared their environments.
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Free with admission to Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Interactive Documentary

Special Exhibitions

Out of This World! Jewelry in the Space Age
June 27, 2015–January 4, 2016
Wertz Gallery

Out of This World! Jewelry in the Space Age

Out of This World! Jewelry in the Space Age brings together scientific fact and pop culture in a showcase of wearable and decorative arts related to outer space, space travel, the space age, and the powerful influence these topics have had on human civilization.

Beginning with jewelry and artifacts memorializing the appearance of Halley’s Comet in 1835, Out of this World! travels forward through time to explore nearly 200 objects from landmark moments in space-related history. Pieces in the exhibition include ephemera, jewelry, and objets d’art inspired by events that captured our imagination, such as the 1865 publication of Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon, the 1957 Sputnik launch that kicked off the space race of the Cold War, and milestone NASA missions.

More information about the Wertz Gallery: Gems & Jewelry in Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems is available here. 

Out of This World! Jewelry in the Space Age was originated by the Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts, LLC, with Elyse Zorn Karlin as consulting curator, and Eric J. Hoffman as the space consultant. Support for the exhibition has been provided by Schneider Downs, Burns White, and Caesar’s Designs.

Free with admission to Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Schneider Downs Burns White Attorneys at Law Caesar's Designs

Special Events

Haunted Museum: The Year of the Zombie... After Dark

Haunted Museum: The Year of the Zombie... After Dark

Mmmm…BRAINS!!! Lose your mind at this year’s zombie-themed adult trick-or-treat at the museum! Watch brain dissection and learn about the nutritional value of brains. Come dressed in costume* ready to explore the real life zombies of the natural world. Get wrapped up in authentic Egyptian mummification methods. Watch the 1968 classic zombie flick Night of the Living Dead. Loosen up those stiff joints to music provided by Pittsburgh Vibes Unlimited and meet local experts in all things creepy from Trundle Manor.

Pittsburgh's ScareHouse, ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” will be on hand to keep you on your toes.

*Please, no masks, backpacks, or weapons (including costume prop weapons). Full face paint is okay. 

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Part of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History...After Dark series.
Sponsored by:

Dollar Bank Rothman Gordon Attorneys Herbein CPAS + Consultants Trib Total Media Yelp ScareHouse


Super Science Weekend: Creepy Crawly Carnegie Days
Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25, Noon–4 p.m.