Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Home to 22 million artifacts and scientific specimens, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History is one the top American natural history museums. The museum is home to several permanent public exhibitions and a library with over 132,000 volumes of books, periodicals, and journals available to the public for on-site use only. Programs and tours are offered as well. The Permanent Exhibits include A Tlingit Totem Pole, Dinosaurs in Their Time, Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems, and Population Impact, which looks at humans’ impact on our ecosystem. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is accredited by the Association of American Museums.
Backstory and Context
The museum also is home to the world's largest collection of Jurassic Era dinosaurs and it possesses the 3rd largest collection of mounted dinosaurs in the U.S. Included within that collection is the famous Diplodocus Carnegii, a juvenile Apatosaurus, and the first Tyrannosaurus Rex discovered in the world.
Aside from its popular "Dinosaurs in Their Time" exhibit, the museum also features the "Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians," the "Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt," the "Hall of African Wildlife," the "Polar World: Wyckoff Hall of Arctic Life," and the "Benedum Hall of Geology." It also features two hands-on exhibits: its "Discovery Basecamp" and the "Bonehunters Quarry."
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