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2014 Summer Camps and Programs

Let our amazing collections spark inquiry and creativity for your young learners. Travel across the globe and throughout history using the world-class exhibitions at Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. The entire museum campus is a field for investigating nature, art, architecture, science, and culture. Make friends and new discoveries that inspire lifelong learning!

To register, and for more information visit the 2014 Summer Camps and Programs website. 


Programs at Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Interactive Exhibitions
Families with children should be sure to check out our fully accessible hands-on science areas. The following activities are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted. No registration required:

  • Bonehunters Quarry
    Strap on your goggles and dig for fossils like real paleontologists do.
  • Discovery Basecamp
    Take a little time to explore more than 10,000 objects from our educational collection.
  • Natural History Discover Carts & Exploration Stations
    Wednesday–Sunday; check daily guide for schedule

    Learn with your hands by investigating real and replica specimens and artifacts in natural history museum galleries. Let museum educators and experts answer your nature and science questions.



Dinosaurs in Their Time Tours
Monday–Sunday, 1:30 and 3 p.m.
Travel back to the Mesozoic with museum staff as your guide! See highlights of Dinosaurs in Their Time, including two colossal Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons, a mother and juvenile Apatosaurus, and world-famous Diplodocus carnegii.

RACE: Are We So Different? Tours
Saturday and Sunday, 12:30 and 2 p.m.
This compelling tour includes stops in the traveling exhibition RACE: Are We So Different? and relevant exhibits throughout the museum, focusing on the science of human variation, institutionalized racism, and personal expression of identity.

Natural History Tours
Saturday at noon
Get up close and personal with various exhibitions, galleries, artifacts, and specimens all around the museum. Check daily guide for schedule.

Behind-the-Scenes: Shells & Research
Second Saturday of each month; check daily guide for schedule
From octopuses to oysters, get an up-close look at the weird and wonderful collection of mollusks.