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 19, 2015

   

Carnegie Museum of Natural History Announces Super Science Series Schedule for March–December 2015

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…Meet Spinosaurus, learn about dogs in ancient Egypt, and discover secrets of soil as the Super Science Series continues in 2015! Once a month, visitors to Carnegie Museum of Natural History can explore a topic in-depth through hands-on activities, experiments, demonstrations, discussions with museum experts, and more. Each month of the series focuses on a particular topic or theme and includes family-friendly activities. Of special note is Saturday, March 28—Preservation Fair—when visitors have a rare opportunity to learn about how to care for their priceless keepsakes with conservation experts.

All activities in the Super Science Series are free with museum admission. Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh members always visit free. Become a member to participate in super science every month!

Super Science Series at Carnegie Museum of Natural History is sponsored by The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School.

Preservation Fair: Preserving your Family Treasures
Saturday, March 28
Special hours: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Free with museum admission

Learn how to properly store and maintain your precious keepsakes. Learn what can be done to preserve your paper and digital photos. Bring your family treasures for free basic conservation advice. More than 30 conservators and vendors of conservation supplies and services discuss conservation issues and share valuable preservation information.

No appraisals or valuations will be given.  

Annual Egg-cellent Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4
Noon–4 p.m.
Free with museum admission

Join us for our annual Egg-cellent Egg Hunt around the museum. Follow the clues that lead to the treats. This event is designed for children 3–10 years old. The first 600 children can join in the fun.

Earth Day & Spring Soil Spectacular
Saturday, April 11
Noon–4 p.m.
Free with museum admission

Celebrate the earth and its vast riches with the museum! See what humans can do to help the planet. Uncover the secrets of soil from microscopic life to mysterious metals. Meet soil scientists, hunt for nematodes, and get some gardening advice.

Jurassic Days
Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21
Noon–4 p.m.
Free with museum admission

Stomp, roar, and explore all things dinosaur during Jurassic Days. Observe live reptiles and compare them to their ancestors. Be among the first to meet our juvenile Spinosaurus. Search for fossils in a special Jurassic Days dig site. It will be a roaring good time!

Bug Fair: The Year of the Beetle
Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19
Noon–4 p.m.
Free with museum admission

Thanks to its popularity last year, the Bug Fair is back, and this time around celebrates the beetle! Enjoy beetle-themed activities, beetle races, and meet beetle experts from the museum.

The Dog Day of Summer
Saturday, August 15
Noon–4 p.m.
Free with museum admission

Spend a dog day of summer learning about our four-legged friends in the cool museum air conditioning! From present-day dogs with important jobs to the dogs of ancient Egypt, this special day is sure to get your tails wagging!

Creepy Crawly Carnegie Days
Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25
Noon–4 p.m.
Free with museum admission

Ravens, and spiders, and snakes, oh my! Join us in investigating the creepy and awesome creatures that call the museum home, and listen to some spooky tales from around the world. Trick-or-treat around dinosaurs and mummies, and wear a costume to receive a small prize! Please, no masks or backpacks.

Holidays Around the World
Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13
Noon–4 p.m.
Free with museum admission

Come celebrate the season with us! Carnegie scientists travel the world exploring diverse and exciting cultures, climates, and creatures. Travel through holiday-themed stations as we share the holiday traditions of other cultures through crafts, food, and amazing specimens and artifacts!

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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.