Carnegie Museum of Natural History

For more information, contact: Leigh Kish
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
412.622.3361 (0), 412.526.8587 (C)

January 11, 2012


Special Hours and Free Admission Days at Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History
Select days January–March 2012

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History invite visitors to enjoy extended hours or free admission on select days, now through March. Experience exhibitions such as Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story and Picturing the City: Downtown Pittsburgh, 2007–2010 at Carnegie Museum of Art. AtCarnegie Museum of Natural History, visitM is for Museum, which presents touchable objects, games, and activities for kids and grownups to learn about science through real museum objects and science-related play. With more than 1,800 works of art and 10,000 natural history specimens, there's a lot to see and do at the museums!

Open Mondays for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day and Presidents Day 

The museums will open their doors to visitors on Monday, January 16 (Martin Luther King, Jr., Day), and Monday, February 20 (Presidents Day), when schools and many businesses are closed. The museums offer a place for quiet contemplation, to celebrate freedom of expression and creativity, to consider the role of cultural diversity, and to explore science and the natural world. On these days, regular admission rates apply: adults, $17.95; seniors 65 and older, $14.95; and children 3–18 and students with valid ID, $11.95. Children under 3 are admitted free. Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Members always visit free! Admission includes both museums.

Free admission on Thursday nights in February and March 

Admission to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History is free to all visitors from 3:30 to 8 p.m. every Thursday in February and March. Normal parking fees apply. Parking is $5 per car after 5 p.m. Admission to paid Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History programs, such as Culture Club ($10 for the program and one drink ticket), is not included. Free Thursday nights in March are made possible by a generous gift from The Jack Buncher Foundation.

The Carnegie ACCESS EBT $1 admission program 

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, as part of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, are proud to honor the ACCESS EBT card $1 admission program. Present an ACCESS EBT card at museum admission desks to receive $1 admission for up to 4 people per visit. There is no limit to the number of times this benefit may be used per cardholder each year and Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History honor EBT cards from any state. Please note: the museums receive no government funding for providing this benefit.  


Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is among the top natural history museums in the country. It maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of 22 million objects and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. Carnegie Museum of Natural History generates new scientific knowledge, advances science literacy, and inspires visitors of all ages to become passionate about science, nature, and world cultures. More information is available by calling 412.622.3131 or by visiting the website,