Public Programs

Behind-the-Scenes Tour in Mollusks

Get a fascinating behind-the-scenes peek at scientists in action and see some of the millions of research specimens in the collection. Check the visitor guide on the day of your visit for more information.

From octopuses to oysters, get an up-close look at the weird and wonderful collection of mollusks.


The next behind-the-scenes tour will be Saturday, August 19, 2017
with 30 minute tours available every half hour from 1–3 p.m.


Contact Tim Pearce for availability.

Carnegie Molluscophiles

headersection We are a group of volunteers, work-study students, and research associates dedicated to supporting the goals of Mollusks at the museum and spreading the word about mollusks. Meetings are informal and are held at a local restaurant, generally every week or two. Contact Tim Pearce at 412.622.1916 for information about becoming a Carnegie Molluscophile.