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February 2014

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Holiday Hours
Open Presidents Day

Overnights: Dinosaur Encounters
Friday, February 7 to Saturday, February 8, 2014

Travel back in time to explore Earth's past by investigating the lifestyle and behavior of giants such as Dippy the Diplodocus to the first tiny mammals. No bones about it—this is your best opportunity to explore Dinosaurs In Their Time up close!

Ages: Must be at least 6 years old

Cost: $40 per person, including chaperones. Fee includes a $10 non-refundable deposit due within 30 days of booking, and must be paid in full no later than one month in advance of the overnight. Unpaid reservations may result in cancellation of a program. No refund will be granted for withdrawals made with less than thirty days’ notice.

Chaperones: One adult for every 1–5 children (6 children=2 adults, etc.). Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult chaperone; adults must stay through entire overnight.

Accomodations: Participants sleep on carpeted and tiled floors as a group. No tents or air mattresses are permitted; sleeping bags, pillows, and a sleeping pad work well. Please dress appropriately for community sleeping. Access to electrical outlets available for special needs.

Registration required. Contact Group Visits at 412.622.3289 or GroupVisits@carnegiemuseums.org.

R.W. Moriarty Science Seminar: Dan Ksepka, PhD
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Free with museum admission; no registration required.
Join us for this scientific seminar on current research at Carnegie Museum of Natural History! Hear Carnegie scientists and invited researchers discuss their latest findings on a wide variety of science topics.
Dan Ksepka, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
North Carolina University
Seminar: Penguin Evolution in Deep Time: Insights from the Fossil Record 

Overnights: All-in-One Adventure
Friday, February 21 to Saturday, February 22, 2014

Explore the museum at night by going on a hands-on adventure of our amazing exhibitions and get a look at collections that are not normally on display. You'll see it all in one amazing evening adventure!

Ages: Must be at least 6 years old

Cost: $40 per person, including chaperones. Fee includes a $10 non-refundable deposit due within 30 days of booking, and must be paid in full no later than one month in advance of the overnight. Unpaid reservations may result in cancellation of a program. No refund will be granted for withdrawals made with less than thirty days’ notice.

Chaperones: One adult for every 1–5 children (6 children=2 adults, etc.). Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult chaperone; adults must stay through entire overnight.

Accomodations: Participants sleep on carpeted and tiled floors as a group. No tents or air mattresses are permitted; sleeping bags, pillows, and a sleeping pad work well. Please dress appropriately for community sleeping. Access to electrical outlets available for special needs.

Registration required. Contact Group Visits at 412.622.3289 or GroupVisits@carnegiemuseums.org.

Pajama Nights: Dinosaur Explorers and Friends! 
Saturday, February 22, 2014

Enjoy an evening filled with age-appropriate, family-centered explorations into the world of the dinosaurs. Experiment together as junior paleontologists and see how scientist gather insight into the lives of extinct animals. Learn anatomy while walking like some of Carnegie Museum of Natural History's famed dinosaurs. Practice counting and looking for shapes and patterns in the skeletons of prehistoric animals.

Your Pajama Night includes hands-on projects, museum tours, games, and a light snack.

Ages: 2-8 years old

Cost: $25 per person, including chaperones. Fee includes a $10 non-refundable deposit in the event of withdrawal, and must be paid in full at time of registration. No refund will be granted for withdrawals made with less than thirty days’ notice.

Chaperones: One adult for every child.

Registration is required. Contact Group Visits at 412.622.3289 or GroupVisits@carnegiemuseums.org.

Exhibit/Exhibition

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.
Click here for more information about the exhibition. 

Free with admission to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History