Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Carnegie Museum of Natural History; photo by Wally Gobetz on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

A Pittsburgh Landmark

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh consist of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, and The Andy Warhol Museum. The Carnegie Institute and Library Complex was designated a landmark by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation in 1970. National Register #79002158 (1979).

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History was built in 1895 as part of the Carnegie Institute and Library Complex. The museum was founded in 1896 and consists of 115,000 square feet organized into 20 galleries. It holds some 22 million specimens, of which about 10,000 are on view at any given time and about 1 million are cataloged in online databases.

The museum first made history in 1899 when its scientists unearthed the fossils of Diplodocus carnegii. Today its dinosaur collection includes the world's largest collection of Jurassic dinosaurs and its Dinosaurs in Their Time exhibition offers the third largest collection of mounted, displayed dinosaurs in the United States.

Carnegie Science Center

Carnegie Museum of Art

The Andy Warhol Museum

 

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