Naturalist educators partner with Carnegie Museums to create a more welcoming environment for people of color to explore the outdoors.
Photo: Joshua Franzos
Beltzhoover native and one-time museum “art kid” Sharif Bey returns to his childhood museums to mine the collections that helped shape his creative identity.
With a new bird-banding center scheduled to open this summer and a slew of interdisciplinary projects in the works, Powdermill’s best is yet to come.
Carnegie Science Center’s newest exhibition will help visitors envision life on Mars and understand how the journey there will go through western Pennsylvania.
Perry Traditional Academy is working to become one of Pittsburgh’s top-performing high schools. Carnegie Science Center is helping the North Side high school reach its goal.
The daring in the artist’s eclectic works—on view at The Warhol this spring—is matched only by their sense of whimsy.
Photo: Nic Lockerman
Visit Pittsburgh’s best attraction and the most-visited museum, with four floors of interactive exhibits. Marvel at astronomy in Buhl Planetarium and learn about the human body in BodyWorks. Embark on a 300-million-mile journey in Mars: The Next Giant Leap. Imagine a human settlement and consider how to solve the questions that face life on Earth when you create a new society on Mars. Watch hair-raising live shows and discover an array of programs for the entire family. Watch model trains chug through western Pennsylvania in our Miniature Railroad & Village®! And, if you are looking for physical activity, test your bravery on our Ropes Challenge, one of the many sports-related activities in Highmark SportsWorks®. There’s no shortage of fun things to do at Carnegie Science Center.
The line between art and science is blurry for Gretchen Baker. “Art was always a way that I explored nature, and it helped me understand biodiversity,” says Baker, the Daniel G. and Carole L. Kamin Director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History. The Illinois native began her career at Chicago’s Field Museum, where she entered as a scientist and eventually became deputy director of exhibitions. Before joining the Museum of Natural History in April 2021, she had also served as vice president of exhibitions and living collections for the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County and managing director of museum experience at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Baker’s appreciation for the relationship between art and science has only grown since she began working in Oakland.