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

April 8, 2014

   

8th Annual Egg-cellent Egg Hunt at Carnegie Museum of Natural History
April 19, 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m

Celebrate spring at Carnegie Museum of Natural History by learning about egg-laying animals from prehistoric and modern times! On Saturday, April 19, 10:30 a.m.—1 p.m., children 12 and under are invited to take a free scavenger hunt map and use it to visit hands-on exploration stations throughout the museum, where touchable natural history specimens await. Interact with museum nature experts, answer intriguing egg-related riddles, and earn stamps and small prizes. The Egg-cellent Egg Hunt is free with museum admission; no registration is required. Scavenger hunt map and prizes are available to the first 500 children.

            After earning your prizes, don’t miss the groundbreaking exhibition RACE: Are We So Different?, which offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the US, and offers families the opportunity to begin discussions about this challenging topic.

Hours for Easter weekend are: Thursday, April 17, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Friday, April 18, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Easter Sunday, April 20, closed; Monday, April 21, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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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.