Group Visits—Kids and Schools
At Carnegie Museum of Natural History, learning is an adventure like no other!
Our world-class research and unique scientific collection are at the heart of your group’s field trip. There’s nowhere else in western Pennsylvania where your group can learn about science, nature, and world cultures all in one place!
How do I schedule my group program?
Build your field trip around one or both of our program formats. In each format, experienced museum staff orient your group with a focused exploration of the topic of your choice.
Browse programs available by grade.
Meet a Scientist
The stories of exploration, research, and STEM careers come alive when you hear about a journey directly from a professional scientist. Find out more about the Meet a Scientist program.
To further structure your visit, choose an add-on experience: Meet a Scientist, a visit to Earth Theater, or a self-paced Museum Quest.
Expand your experience
You may also co-book a group experience at Carnegie Museum of Art.
Don't let cost be a barrier!
We have scholarship opportunities for schools and organizations that qualify. Click here for more information.
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Field trips require four weeks’ advance registration.
September–March Scheduling visits September through March has its advantages—more flexibility with program scheduling, additional support from museum staff, and a more leisurely experience in the galleries.
April–June is a prime season for school group visits. Book early to ensure you receive your preferred dates!
To receive group pricing, you must have a group of ten or more and your visit must be scheduled in advance through the Group Visits Office. Smaller groups pay the ten person minimum. Member discounts do not apply to guided tours.
Should hazardous conditions result in cancellation, announcements will be made on television stations KDKA, WTAE, and WPXI.
Accessibility: Features For All
Carnegie Museum of Natural History welcomes all visitors. We work to assist visitors with disabilities in obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, and in supporting equal access to services, programs, and activities.
To request special disability accommodations for field trips, please contact Group Visits at 412.622.3289 or GroupVisits@carnegiemuseums.org.
To request special disability accommodations for special programs for educators, please contact Program Registration at 412.622.3288 or at ProgramRegistration@carnegiemuseums.org.