Workshops & Lectures

Upcoming Lectures

The Colossal Stranger. How Andy’s Diplodocus Invaded Europe, 1905–1913
Ilja Nieuwland
Thursday, April 24, 2014
6 p.m.
Earth Theater
Free with museum admission
 

In April 1905, Pittsburgh steel magnate Andrew Carnegie personally handed over a cast of the dinosaur Diplodocus to the British Museum (Natural History) in London. What he could not have foreseen was the impact his “little gift” would have on other nations. Soon several other European rulers were clamoring for their own copy of “Dippy” to liven up the natural history museums in their capitals.  

Join us for a lecture by Ilja Nieuwland, Graduate Researcher at the VU University of Amsterdam, about our very own Diplodocus carnegii, or "Dippy," and how this dinosaur became an international museum sensation at the beginning of the 20th century. 


R.W. Moriarty Science Seminar Series

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Join us for this series of scientific seminars on current research at Carnegie Museum of Natural History! Hear Carnegie scientists and invited researchers discuss their latest findings on a wide variety of science topics. Click here for the upcoming schedule.    

Powdermill Nature Reserve

The environmental research center for Carnegie Museum of Natural History offers regular programs for students, professionals, and anyone looking for a more in-depth experience with science, nature, and cultures. Check out what's coming next.    

Educator Events

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