Photo/Video Policy

Visitors to Carnegie Museum of Natural History are encouraged to capture and share still photography for personal, noncommercial use. Only handheld cameras with attached standard flash equipment are allowed. No auxiliary flash, lighting equipment, or tripods are permitted. Handheld video cameras are permitted in Carnegie Museum of Natural History only, not in the adjacent Carnegie Museum of Art.

Please be aware that some special exhibitions, galleries, and individual artworks may have restrictions on photography due to loan and copyright requirements. Refer to the floor plan for exhibitions in which photography is not permitted; photography is always prohibited in Wertz Gallery: Gems & Jewelry.

Professional, promotional, or news photography and videography are prohibited unless approved in advance by Carnegie Museum of Natural History. All photographers and videographers must receive written permission from Interim Director of Marketing Leigh Kish at 412.622.3361 or KishL@carnegiemnh.org to use cameras or video devices in Carnegie Museum of Natural History. 

Tripods and auxiliary equipment are not allowed by members of the media unless accompanied at all times by a museum staff member.