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Objects of Wonder

Objects of Wonder

The central characters in Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s early collections story might surprise you.

Anatomy of a Genius

Anatomy of a Genius

Da Vinci The Exhibition makes a case for the wandering mind. Being insatiably curious about absolutely everything is what defined Leonardo da Vinci.

First Look

First Look

A glimpse at something new, novel, or rarely seen at Carnegie Museums.

Beyond the Scales

Beyond the Scales

Mysterious and even feared, reptiles are some of nature’s most misunderstood animals. A new exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Natural History gives these fascinating creatures a much-deserved close-up, revealing their complexity, resourcefulness, and beauty.

Director’s Note

Director’s Note

The world is changing rapidly. There seems to be concerning news everywhere: mass poverty in the developing world, an increasingly divisive political climate here at home, and a multitude of concerns about the global environment. Yet, amid these sobering subjects, there is plenty of reason for hope. New marine reserves are helping the recovery of … Continued

Two Scientists Walk into a Bar

Two Scientists Walk into a Bar

What happens next is music to the ears of the Science Center’s roving band of friendly science geeks.

Why Birds Matter

Why Birds Matter

One hundred years ago this past July, not long after the last of the once-plentiful passenger pigeons vanished from the skies, a cornerstone wildlife protection law passed in the U.S., the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. In addition to explicitly protecting more than 1,000 species, it has also provided a critical incentive for industries to take … Continued

Where Have all the Trees Gone?

Where Have all the Trees Gone?

Tree coverage in Allegheny County is disappearing at an alarming rate, says Tree Pittsburgh. Experts weigh in on why it matters and the course ahead.

At Long Last: Expanded Learning and Fun

At Long Last: Expanded Learning and Fun

The Science Center’s new PPG Science Pavilion will welcome more young learners, expand the kinds of science fun they can cook up, and bring large-scale traveling shows to the region.