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November 2014

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Holiday Hours
Open Election Day
Open Veterans Day
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Open the Monday after Thanksgiving

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.
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Free with admission to Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Member Show of the Gem Artists of North America
September 20, 2014—January 5, 2015
Wertz Gallery

Member Show of the Gem Artists of North America

Founded in 1995, Gem Artists of North America (GANA) is an association of artists and professionals of the gemstone art industry. GANA counts among its members some of the world’s foremost lapidary artists, with works appearing in museums, exhibitions, and private collections worldwide. The juried member show highlights artworks inspired by the beauty of the precious materials themselves.

Free with admission to Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Special Exhibitions

Billions to None: 100 years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon
Through Fall

Billions to None: 100 years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon

In the mid-1850s, the population of the passenger pigeon numbered in the billions. Only 60 years later, the last known passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo.

Bird research has been an important part of the work of Carnegie Museum of Natural History ever since we were founded in 1896, and the loss of the passenger pigeon is just one example of critical conservation topics that our research addresses. Through interactive media and stirring imagery, Billions to None explores the decline of the passenger pigeon, the role that humankind played in its extinction, and the museum research that is informing discussions on today’s environmental issues.

Free with admission to Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Special Programs

Super Science Saturday: Expedition Day
Saturday, November 15, Noon-4 p.m.

Lectures

Special Events

Oddities... After Dark 
Friday, November 21, 6–10 p.m.

Oddities... After Dark 

Satisfy your curiosity for the natural world over cocktails as you (re)discover Carnegie Museum of Natural History...After Dark. Enjoy live music and exclusive access to the museum's permanent collection and hands-on spaces. Witness the weirdest of the weird by viewing some of the rarely seen oddities stored away in the depths of the museum's collection! 

Registration for each event includes museum admission; beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres are available for purchase.

  • See this special showing of Silence of the Lambs, as well as a viewing of the museum’s collection of Death’s Head Hawkmoth. Check out the true star of the film…our very own museum! Some scenes in the movie were filmed right here at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
  • Come listen to Stan Gordon, Bigfoot and UFO researcher, share his 55 years of experience and findings!
  • Be impressed with the bizarre and unusual private collection of oddities from Trundle Manor on display in the PaleoLab Lobby.
  • Shrunken monkey heads, fleas in traditional Mexican dress, a journal from the Greely Expedition (an Arctic Expedition of 25 men with only 7 survivors), Andrew Carnegie’s “heart,” phantom minerals, and more! Observe these and other rare specimens from Carnegie's Oddities Collection on display in the Cretaceous Seaway!
  • Want to see Bess Beetles complete the Pittsburgh Beetle Marathon? Interested in a Meet & Greet with the museum’s live animals? Meet on the balcony outside of the R. P. Simmons Family Gallery.
  • Check out local Indie Rock Band Anello perform two sets near Discovery Basecamp.

Plus much, much more!

All After Dark guests must be at least 21 years old. Proper identification is required, and all guests must show ID at the door.

Save $5 by registering in advance!

As part of Member Appreciation Month, members receive a 50% off discount tickets to Oddities...After Dark. To reserve tickets, please contact the Membership office at membership@carnegiemuseums.org.

After enjoying your drink and visit to the Museum of Natural History, experience a special presentation of iconic actress, performer, and model, Isabella Rossellini's one-woman show, Green Porno, at the Carnegie Music Hall. Purchase your ticket for the presentation here.

Part of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History...After Dark series. 

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Performances

Isabella Rossellini in Green Porno 
Friday November 21, 2014 - 8pm

Isabella Rossellini in Green Porno 

The Warhol and the Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History welcome the iconic actress, performer and model, Isabella Rossellini to the Carnegie Music Hall for a special presentation of her one-woman show, Green Porno. Adapted from the Sundance Channel series of the same name, Rossellini has crafted a uniquely thoughtful, odd and comical performance-lecture with projected illustrations that celebrates biodiversity while focusing on mating rituals and insects and marine life - an imaginative tour de force that sits aptly at the intersection of art and science.

Before experiencing this special presentation of Green Porno, at the Carnegie Music Hall, enjoy a drink and visit to the Museum of Natural History’s After Dark.

 

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Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Thursday, November 27, 2014

Please note: Hours and admission apply only to Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Carnegie Museum of Art at the Forbes Avenue location. Separate hours and admission apply to Carnegie Science Center and The Andy Warhol Museum, both on the North Side of Pittsburgh.