Directions & Parking

Carnegie Museum of Natural History is located in Oakland, in the east end of the City of Pittsburgh (Allegheny County). We are within walking distance of Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC, and Magee Women's Hospital.

4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Call 412.622.3131 or email the website team.

Coordinates for GPS navigation systems
40.443901, -79.950337, N 40° 26.6341', W 79° 57.0202'

Driving directions

Click here for directions with map (PDF)
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Bus information is available from the Port Authority of Allegheny County. Routes that go near the museum include South Craig Street at Forbes Avenue (museum parking lot) or at Fifth Avenue (three blocks from museum).


The museum operates a six-level parking facility for cars and small vans. The lot is located directly behind the museum and may be accessed from the intersection of Forbes Avenue and South Craig Street. Clearance is 6' 8", with upper deck parking for larger vehicles (full-sized vans, campers, etc.). Bus and motorcoach parking is available in the bus lanes adjacent to Phipps Conservatory on Schenley Dr., behind the Carnegie Museums. Click here for a map of alternative parking locations in the Oakland area (PDF).

Parking fees are CASH ONLY at the parking booth. Rates are as follows.

0–1 hour: $3
1–2 hours: $4
2–5 hours: $5
5–6 hours: $10
over 6 hours: $15

$5 for entry after 5 p.m.

$5 per day

Driving Distances

Pittsburgh International Airport: 16 miles/25 km
Downtown Pittsburgh: 2 miles/4 km
Akron, OH: 120 miles/190 km
Altoona, PA: 95 miles/155 km
Baltimore, MD: 250 miles/400 km
Buffalo, NY: 220 miles/355 km
Cleveland, OH: 130 miles/210 km
Columbus, OH: 190 miles/300 km
Erie, PA: 130 miles/210 km
New York City: 380 miles/610km
Philadelphia, PA: 310 miles/500 km
Washington, DC: 250 miles/400 km
Wheeling, WV: 60 miles/100 km