Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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

August 24, 2010


Grandparents Receive Free Admission to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History during Grandparents’ Weekend, September 18–19
Presented by Community LIFE

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History honor grandparents with special discounts over Grandparents’ Weekend, September 18 and 19, 2010. During Grandparents’ Weekend, one grandparent is admitted free with the purchase of one full-price child or adult admission ticket, thanks to a generous sponsorship from Community LIFE, an organization that helps seniors live independently. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (65+), and $11 for children ages 3–18 and students with valid ID. Members and children under 3 are free.

Grandparents’ Weekend is the perfect way for grandparents and their families to enjoy popular attractions such as the Museum of Art’s Hall of Architecture or the newly reinstalled Ailsa Mellon Bruce Galleries of decorative arts and design, and the Museum of Natural History’s Dinosaurs in Their Time, as well as temporary exhibitions, including:


Special Exhibitions at Carnegie Museum of Art 

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 100th Annual Exhibition 

Through September 19

This survey exhibition celebrates 100 years of exceptional art by members of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, the largest visual arts organization in the region, and one of the oldest and largest in the nation.


Forum 65: Jones, Koester, Nashashibi/Skaer: Reanimation 

Through October 3

Forum 65 brings together three moving-image works: silent, hypnotic loops that reanimate different forms of cultural history, actions, and images.           


Special Exhibitions at Carnegie Museum of Natural History 

Life: A Journey Through Time
Through January 9, 2011

Photographer Frans Lanting documents the fascinating history of planet Earth through 64 images spanning life’s earliest beginnings to the incredible biodiversity of the modern world.


Lord of the Crane Flies
Through April 19, 2011

This exhibition focuses on Invertebrate Zoologist Chen Young's nearly 30 years of work on crane flies.


Pittsburgh Adorned: Classic to Contemporary 

Through October 17

More than 80 exquisite pieces from local private collections and Carnegie Museums celebrate the many roles that jewelry has played over the last 200 years. Orr’s Jewelers is presenting sponsor.


About Community LIFE 

Community LIFE’s vision is to be a bridge between and a resource for traditional and new forms of health care by becoming a model provider of comprehensive health and social services, integrated acute and long-term geriatric care, and coordinated, person-centered services. Community LIFE offers an alternative to nursing homes by providing assistance for seniors and peace of mind to their loved ones.  The program features a team of professionals that knows their patients like family and interacts with them daily. The end result: seniors living at home, with dignity, in their community.

Services from Community LIFE include: primary and specialty medical care, dental care, medical supplies, prescription drug coverage, rehabilitation services, personal care, housekeeping, transportation, and day center services. More information is available at


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,