We invite you to join the Carnegie Discoverers!

volunteer with shellsAs a member, you will:

  • Receive fascinating information about Carnegie Museum of Natural History directly from the museum’s world-class curators, collection managers, and education staff.
  • Participate in behind-the-scenes tours and special events.
  • Have the opportunity to attend exclusive field trips.
  • Become an ambassador and provide support for Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

You may attend all or some of the Discoverers’ events and activities as your busy schedule allows. Membership in the Carnegie Discoverers should never be viewed as a subscription to a series of performances or sporting events. Rather, through your membership, you provide support to the structure that embodies the Carnegie Discoverers.

Membership Levels

All memberships and corresponding benefits are annual and valid for 12 months from the date of membership or renewal. View the Carnegie Discoverers membership form.
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Member Level $150 each person

  • Invitations to all Carnegie Discoverers events held during your membership year.
  • Opportunities to participate in exclusive Carnegie Discoverers field trips and excursions.
  • Invitations to exclusive Carnegie Museum of Natural History opening exhibition events and excursions.

Sponsor Level $250 per person

  • All of the benefits of the Member Level.
  • An invitation to a luncheon with a Carnegie Museum curator or collection manager.
  • An opportunity to have up to six individuals professionally photographed at a memorable location within Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Locations and date to be coordinated with museum personnel.
  • Two guest invitations for any Carnegie Discoverers events held during your membership year.

Patron Level $500+ per person

  • All of the benefits of both the Member and Sponsor Levels.
  • An invitation to dinner with a director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
  • A private behind-the-scenes tour for up to six individuals conducted by a Carnegie Museum curator or collection manager. Tour itinerary and time to be mutually determined.
  • Four guest invitations for any Carnegie Discoverers events held during your membership year.

GyrodusWe thank you for your interest in the Carnegie Discoverers. If you have any questions, please contact us at 412.622.3280.

The Carnegie Discoverers of Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a separate program from Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh’s (CMP) Membership program and Annual Sustaining Fund. Visit here to learn more about membership with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Executive Committee

  • Richard W. Moriarty, MD, President
  • Carol Caroselli
  • Caryle Glosser
  • David Hartmann
  • Carole L. Kamin
  • Sandra and John Newman
  • Dr. Edward Prochownik
  • Jeanne Rudov
  • Arlene Sokolow
  • Lauren Sufrin
  • Peggy Smyrnes-Williams
  • Gerri Weiss

Special Project Committee

  • Richard Moriarty
  • Jeffrey Acre
  • Carol Caroselli
  • Carole Kamin
  • Ronna Nagin
  • John Newman
  • Ed Prochownik
  • Jeanne Rudov
  • Arlene Sokolow
  • Gerri Weiss

Wish List Committee

  • Richard Moriarty
  • Carole Caroselli
  • Carole Kamin
  • Jerry Roeder
  • Jeanne Rudov
  • Leonard A. Stept, MD
  • Lauren Sufrin

Members

  • Mark A. Aloe
  • Allen Baum and Liz Witzke-Baum
  • Les and Joan Becker
  • Dotty and Nick Beckwith
  • Paul G. Benedum, Jr.
  • Albert and Barbara Biglan
  • Dr. Harry Blair and Dr. Mary Sorrells
  • Dorothy L. Boyer
  • Steffie Bozic
  • Howard and Marilyn Bruschi
  • Carol Caroselli
  • Susan B. Clancy
  • Dean Damick
  • Marion Damick
  • Randi Dauler
  • Debbie Devonshire
  • Smita and Shyam Dighe
  • Jim and Patty Dineen
  • Mary Jane Edwards
  • Dolly and Curt Ellenberg
  • Annette Ferrieri
  • Lee and Isabel Foster
  • Caryle Glosser
  • Mary Louise Green
  • Marjorie C. Greenberger
  • David O. Hairhoger, Jr.
  • Dr. Sarah Hart
  • David and Rhoda Hartmann
  • Frances G. Heckler
  • Carol E. Higgins
  • David M. Hillenbrand
  • Robert L. Jennings, Jr. and Barbara H. Bott
  • Carole L. and Daniel G. Kamin
  • Von and Dale Keairns
  • Valerie F. Keller
  • Karen L. Kollar
  • Anita LaLumere, PhD
  • Bea Lancellotti
  • Rebecca and James Mauch
  • Susan B. McIntosh
  • Elizabeth Mertz
  • Richard W. Moriarty, MD
  • Peter H. Moss
  • Dr. Joshua and Ronna Nagin
  • Noel M. Newell
  • Sandra and John Newman
  • Dr. Theresa L. Nimick-Whiteside
  • Dan Nydick
  • Paul and Charlotte Obert
  • Donna and Lewis Patterson
  • Dr. Edward and Denise Prochownik
  • Ned and Sally Randall
  • Stephen G. Robinson
  • Frank Brooks Robinson
  • Jerry Roeder
  • Jeanne Rudov
  • Nancy Sampson
  • Virginia W. Schatz
  • William Scherlis
  • Thomas Schmidt
  • Sandra Simpson
  • Arlene and Barry Sokolow
  • Cecile M. Springer
  • Lauren and S. Adam Sufrin
  • Michael Swanik, Jr.
  • Nancy Tall
  • Sybil Veeder
  • Phillip Wedemeyer and Jeanne Hanchett
  • Gerri and Michael Weiss
  • Dr. Karl Williams and Peggy Smyrnes-Williams
  • Dr. Glen Wurst and Fran Orfino
  • Dr. Audrey Zelkovic
  • Anonymous (2)

Photos

Top: A view of the mollusk collection during a Carnegie Discoverers behind-the-scenes event. 

Center: The fossil fish Gyrodus in the museum's paleontology collection.