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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 spectucular 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

Charlie and Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure
Through May 12, 2013
R.P. Simmons Family Gallery

Charlie and Kiwi's Evolutionary Adventure

Join Charlie as he travels back to the Age of Dinosaurs to discover how evolution works. This exhibition utilizes engaging activities including a story theater and a discovery area to explain the science behind evolution, and is based on current research about how people learn about science. Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure, funded by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, is a project of the New York Hall of Science, the University of Michigan, the Miami Science Museum, and the North Museum of Natural History & Science.

Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure is presented by Commonwealth Connections Academy.
 

 

Commonwealth Connections Academy

BugWorks
Through July 28, 2013
Experimental Gallery, First Floor Rear

BugWorks

Ever wondered how bugs work? How do these tiny critters survive in the big world? How are they important to our lives? Get up-close and personal with some six-legged friends, check out their bizarre anatomy, and discover what scientists have learned about these fascinating creatures. BugWorks features beautiful photography of insects, amazing specimens, and live bugs! This exhibition is a special project of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design, in collaboration with Carnegie Museum of Natural History scientists.   

Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities
Through May 12, 2013
R.P. Simmons Family Gallery

Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities

From Africa to Asia to the Americas, female artisans are creating grassroots cooperatives to reach new markets, raise income, and transform lives. Empowering Women explores the work of ten such enterprises in ten countries. Each has a different motivation: preserving a dying heritage, sustaining the environment, providing a safe haven from violence. Art binds them, but the market drives them. Cooperatives help women survive. They work collaboratively to create products, develop distribution networks, and decide how to distribute or invest revenues.

As you marvel at the beauty of these folk art objects, take a moment to explore the inspiring stories behind them. Each one represents the transformative power of women working together to provide for their families, educate their children, steward their environment, promote equality, and give back to their communities. This exhibition has been organized by the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM, and is sponsored locally by Huntington Bank. The exhibition is a project of the Center for World Cultures at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Empowering Women is presented by:
 

 

Huntingdon Bank YWCA Ikea