Visiting the Collection
Scheduling a Visit
Carnegie Museum of Natural History policy stipulates that visitors are allowed in the collections only when a member of the Mineral Section is present, and thus you must arrange visits in advance. Normal working hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call 412.622.3391 or email WilsonM@carnegiemnh.org to schedule an appointment.
The mineral collections are available for examination or study, onsite or by loan, by qualified persons. Prior arrangements must be made by contacting the Section of Minerals staff. Click here for general policies regarding loans and use of collections.
The Section of Minerals works with local schools and universities by giving tours in Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems and tours behind the scenes. Additional assistance is afforded advanced students for special projects such as the Science Olympiad.
In the photo at top right, Science Olympiad medalists Andrew Shannon & Vicki Sepich hone their skills of mineral identification under the tutelage of Marc Wilson.
In the lower photo, visiting curator Fred Steiner Nordrum (left), from Kongsberg, Norway, confers with Section Head Marc Wilson on Norwegian specimens in the Section of Minerals collection.