travel logWinter 2016
California’s Central Coast
with Eric Dorfman, Director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History

April 3-6, 2017
Join Carnegie Museum of Natural History Director Eric Dorfman on a trip
to California’s majestic Central Coast. Often referred to as “the American Riviera,” this picturesque region of jagged sea cliffs, rolling wine country, and mysterious inlets has long attracted naturalists and artists alike with its striking beauty and diverse ecosystems.

Experience the wonder of the region’s scientific and cultural sights. Enjoy a privately guided tour of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve where you can listen to the calls of the sea lions or catch a glimpse of migrating gray whales. Have the rare opportunity to partake in a before-hours tour of the venerated Monterey Bay Aquarium before heading to Moss Landing Marine Labs for an exclusive visit with Lab Director Jim Harvey.  

Other activities include exploring the freshwater marshes and massive oak forests of Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, a private tour of the Point Sur Lighthouse, which overlooks one of the “greatest meetings of land and water in the world,” and view the coastal coves and abundant 300-foot redwoods in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. 

Big Sur

 Point Sur Lighthouse, and Monterey Bay Aquarium



More Upcoming Trips

Consider traveling with us in 2017. For more information, contact Barbara Tucker at 412.578.2618.

CMOA Fellows at Cleveland Museum of Art: The Ecstasy of St. Kara/Kara Walker: New Work with Eric Crosby, the Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
October 25, 2016

Indochina Adventure with Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand
February 13-March 2, 2017

The Grand Tour: Rome and Naples in the 18th century with Louise W. Lippincott, Curator of Fine Arts at Carnegie Museum of Art
April 29-May 7, 2017

The Grand Tour: Rome and Naples in the 18th Century with Louise W. Lippincott, Curator of Fine Arts, Carnegie Museum of Art
April 29-May 7, 2017
Optional Postlude to Capri: May 7-9, 2017
Optional Extension to Positano: May 9-12, 2017

Carleton Varney’s Ireland: Private Places, Friendly Faces
July 21-29, 2017
Optional Postlude to Northern Ireland
aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian: July 29-31, 2017


SCENES from England: September 20-30, 2016
"Between the amazing accommodations, transportation and itinerary, we could not be more pleased with our experience on our first Carnegie Museums trip. As a mother/daughter duo, we had the opportunity to learn about incredible artwork and the cities we visited without any planning or logistics to manage. It allowed us time to bond and discover things together, creating memories that will last a lifetime."
- Kay and Dawn Fleischner

Carnegie Museums President Jo Ellen Parker with husband Rick Manasa and Royal Yacht Squadron members Caroline and Jonathan Peel.

Tour of Breamore House, the estate of Michael Hulse, eventual 11th Baronet.

Jo Ellen Parker with Jane Austen's writing desk in Chawton, England.

Travelers in front of the Guernsey flag recreated in a flower garden.



Also in this issue:

Head-to-toe Science  ·  Art as an Equalizer  ·  Earth in the Age of Humans  ·  Strength in Numbers  ·  President's Note  ·  NewsWorthy  ·  Face Time: Jeffrey Inscho  ·  Science & Nature: Lion Attacking a Dromedary  ·  Artistic License: New Voices of Appalachia  ·  About Town: Reconstructing Pittsburgh's Atomic Past  ·  The Big Picture