Andrew Carnegie dreamed about a collection of museums, and part of his dream came true with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History when it was built in 1895. This is the 115,000 square foot building that contains a fantastic library, 20 art galleries, and over 21 million artifacts and specimens with 10,000 exhibited at any specific time. Typically, this museum is visited by thousands of school groups and it's one of the top five museums of natural history in the country.
When visiting the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, in Pittsburg, be sure to see some of these incredible collections and galleries, including:
- The Dinosaur collection is one of the most popular exhibits that contain the largest collection of dinosaurs from the Jurassic period, and the third largest collection in the country.
- The Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems has some of the most incredible gemstones and minerals, as well as various metals and ors from various industries around the area.
- Nature lovers will be completely delighted with the Wyckoff Hall of Arctic life with the history of the Inuit tribes and it highlights the flora and fauna found on the expeditions.
- Another very popular exhibit is the Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt that contains the original funerary boat excavated at Dashur, a sarcophagus, and many more vessels, tools, and stelae.
Travels who love learning about something new will have the best time at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. The exhibits are fascinating and are beautifully presented.