If you love the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History, you’ll want to know about some of special events, hours and pricing going on from January – March.
The iconic Pittsburgh museum is featuring the family friendly exhibit, M is for Museum, which features games, activities and lots of touchable objects sure to entertain even the youngest guests and the young at heart with science-related play and real artifacts. In addition, the standard museum exhibits, like the dinosaurs and gems are still available.
Upstairs in the Carnegie Museum of Art, exhibitions such as Tennie Harris, Photographer: An American Story and Picturing the City: Downtown Pittsburgh: 2007 – 2010 are featured and included in the price of admission.
The Carnegie Museums feature over 1,8000 works of art and 10,000 natural history specimens so even the hard to please will find something wonderful to do within the museum walls.
Starting 2012 off with a bang, the museums will be open on Monday, February 20 (President’s Day) when you might find yourself wondering what to do with the kiddo’s while they’re home from school. An educational trip to the museum is a great way to spend quality time as a family while learning about science and history. Regular day admissions apply but Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh Members always visit free.
In February and March, the museum will open it’s doors a little later on Thursday night’s from 3:30 PM – 8:00 PM and offer free admission to all evening guests. For large families, this a great way to spend an evening and save a few dollars on the cost of admission. Regular parking rates still apply. Free Thursday Nights are made possible by a gift from the Bucher Family Foundation.
Regular admission rates are $17.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors 65 and older, $11.95 for children 3-18 and children under 3 are free. Admission includes both museums. ACCESS EPT card holders are granted $1 off the price of admission for up to 4 people per visit. There is no limit to the number of times this benefit may be used per cardholder per year. Parking is $5 per car after 5 pm.
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is located at 4400 Forbes Avenue in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Founded by industrialist and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, the museum is two of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and are nationally and internationally recognized for their collections. For more information on the museum, please visit www.carnegiemuseusm.org .
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