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Carnegie Museum of Natural History – Virtual Tour

Carnegie Museum of Natural History - Virtual Tour

Carnegie Museum of Natural History – Virtual Tour

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH) consists of 20 galleries and holds some 22 million specimens, of which about 10,000 are on view at any given time.

Its dinosaur collection includes the world’s largest collection of Jurassic dinosaurs and its “Dinosaurs in Their Time” exhibition is one of the largest collection of mounted, displayed dinosaurs in the United States.

Notable specimens include a juvenile Apatosaurus, the world’s first specimen of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and a recently identified species of Oviraptorosaur.

The museum’s active curatorial departments include Anthropology, Birds, Botany, Herpetology, Invertebrate Paleontology, Invertebrate Zoology, Mammals, Minerals, Mollusks, and Vertebrate Paleontology. 

The museum was founded by the Pittsburgh-based industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1896. It is ranked among the top five natural history museums in the United States.

The CMNH publishes journals and books, which offer peer-reviewed articles in organismal biology, earth sciences, and anthropology.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History - Virtual Tour

Diplodocus – Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

Highlights of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

  • “Dinosaurs in Their Time” exhibition
  • Hall of Minerals and Gems
  • Hall of American Indians
  • Polar World Exhibits
  • Hall of Arctic Life
  • Hall of Ancient Egypt
  • Hall of Geology
  • The Diplodocus fossils of Diplodocus Carnegii or “Dippy”
  • The world’s only fossils of a juvenile Apatosaurus
  • A species of oviraptorosaur named Anzu wyliei

Carnegie Museum of Natural History - Virtual Tour

Reconstruction of life on an ancient seafloor – “Age of Fishes” – Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museum of Natural History – CMNH

  • Museum:             Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • City:                     Pittsburgh
  • State:                   Pennsylvania
  • Country:              United States
  • Established:        1895
  • Type:                   Natural History
  • Location:            4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Carnegie Museum of Natural History Map

Carnegie Museum of Natural History – 360 Views

Carnegie Museum of Natural History – 360 Views

Carnegie Museum of Natural History – 360 Views

Carnegie Museum of Natural History – 360 Views

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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“I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in order to go and look at animals.”
– David Attenborough

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