Carnegie Museum of Natural History

For more information, contact: Leigh Kish
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
412.622.3361 (office), 412.526.8587 (mobile)
KishL@carnegiemnh.org

March 24, 2010

   

Fourth Annual “Egg-cellent” Scavenger Hunt at Carnegie Museum of Natural History
April 3, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania… Celebrate spring with an egg hunt that encourages children 12 and under and their grown-ups to learn about egg-laying animals from prehistoric and modern times! Come to Carnegie Museum of Natural History on Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the fourth annual “egg-cellent” egg hunt. This indoor egg hunt takes place rain or shine in the museum galleries, and is designed to ignite children’s curiosity about seasonal events in the natural world.

With scavenger hunt maps in hand, children explore the museum by stopping at six hands-on exploration stations where touchable natural history specimens await. Children interact with museum nature experts, answer intriguing egg-related riddles, and are rewarded with stamps on their scavenger hunt sheets, and small prizes. The egg hunt is free with museum admission ($11 children 3–18; $15 adults; and free to Members), and the scavenger hunt map and prizes are available to the first 1,000 children.

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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, www.carnegiemnh.org.