Exhibition Extras

Much of our programming is accompanied by exhibition extras that provide more information about our artifacts, displays, and research. Whether you can't make it to Carnegie Museum or just want to learn more about the dioramas you've visited, our exhibition extras are your museum-away-from-the-museum!

Geology & Paleontology

Geology Along the Lewis & Clark Trail

The geology encountered by Lewis during his trip from Washington to Pittsburgh encompassed an entire cross section of the Appalachian.
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Geology of the Mesozoic Era

Paleogeography played an important role in the changes that occurred in Earth’s climate and biota during the Mesozoic Era. At the beginning of the Mesozoic Era, all of the earth’s continents were welded together to form the supercontinent Pangaea.
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Historic Paleozoic Displays

Take a tour of the internationally famous dioramas that made up Carnegie Museum's historic Paleozoic Hall.
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wertz_gallery_thumbWertz Gallery: Gems & Jewelry

The Wertz Gallery: Gems & Jewelry is a 2,000-square-foot addition to Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems dedicated to gems, the crystals from which they come, and jewelry comprised of these precious stones.
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Wildlife and Ecology

The Natural History of Lewis & Clark's Corps of Discovery

One of the greatest scientific explorations of North America began in 1804 when President Thomas Jefferson instructed Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to lead an expedition to explore the unknown land to the west of the infant United States.
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In Their Own Words: Needle to the North

Arriving in the Arctic soon after the first polar explorers, Carnegie Museum of Natural History scientists have been investigating the people and wildlife of the Arctic regions for more than a century.
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Life in Ancient Egypt

Carnegie Museum of Natural History has acquired Egyptian artifacts since its founding and now holds about twenty-five-hundred ancient Egyptian artifacts. The most significant of these objects, over six hundred of them, are displayed in Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt.
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North-South-East-West: American Indians and the Natural World

American Indians have an enduring heritage of connections with the natural universe. These connections are the focus of Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians.
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Historic Extras

1907 American Association of Museums Meeting Identifications

William Jacob Holland, Director of the Department of the Museum, Carnegie Institute—now Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, which oversees Carnegie Museum of Natural History—was instrumental in the founding of the American Association of Museums in 1906.
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