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March 2014

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Holiday Hours

Special Exhibitions

RACE: Are We So Different?
March 29–October 27, 2014
R.P. Simmons Family Gallery

RACE: Are We So Different?

RACE: Are We So Different? is a groundbreaking exploration of the experience of living with race in America. The exhibition weaves together personal stories of living with race along with expert discussions of the history of race as a concept, the role that science has played in that history, and emerging research that challenges the foundations of what we perceive as race. Interactive multimedia components, historic artifacts, iconic objects, and compelling photographs offer visitors an eye-opening look at a topic that is fundamental to our shared human experience.

Developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, RACE: Are We So Different? is the first nationally traveling exhibition to tell the story of race from biological, cultural, and historic points of view. These diverse perspectives merge into an unprecedented examination of race and racism in the United States.

A robust schedule of programming in support of RACE: Are We So Different? is planned throughout the run of the exhibition. For more information on programming or to inquire about collaborating with the museum, please contact Special Projects Manager Ashley Kunkle at kunklea@carnegiemuseums.org.

Free with admission to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Overnight Adventures: Mystery at the Museum
Friday, February 28 to Saturday, March 1, 2014

A mysterious event has occurred at the museum—fossils and artifacts have gone missing! Join us as an overnight detective using your sleuthing skills to explore the exhibits of the museum attempting to crack the case.

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: Timothy D. Smith, PhD
Wednesday, March 19, 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.

Timothy D. Smith, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Physical Therapy
Slippery Rock University
Seminar: The Language of Anatomical Reduction: Evolution of the Nose and Vomeronasal Organ in Primates
http://srufaculty.sru.edu/timothy.smith/tds-web-pages/smith2-05.htm 

Pajama Nights: Dinosaur Explorers and Friends!
Saturday, March 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.

Overnights: Dinosaur Encounters
Friday, March 28 to Saturday, March 29, 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.

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