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Carnegie Museum of Natural History Exhibition Schedule 2011–2014

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has announced its upcoming exhibition schedule for 2011–2014.

Life: A Journey Through Time
Through January 9, 2011

Frans Lanting’s epic photographic project Life: A Journey Through Time interprets the story of life on Earth, from the first single-celled organisms to today’s vast array of life forms. The exhibition’s 64 stunning images, guided by recent scientific insights, range from primordial landscapes to microscopic specimens in museum collections. Lanting provides an inspiring view of the powerful yet delicate interplay among Earth and its inhabitants, from earliest history until now.

Experimental Gallery: Birds
September 24, 2010–March 19, 2011

First in a series of collaborations with students from Carnegie Mellon University, this exhibition helps visitors discover and explore avian research and collections at Carnegie Museum of Natural History and its Powdermill Nature Reserve.

Lord of the Crane Flies
November 1, 2010–April 19, 2011

This exhibition focuses on Invertebrate Zoologist Chen Young’s nearly 30 years of work on crane flies. Exhibition includes photographs, illustrations, specimens, and video all about crane flies—what they are, where they live, how they are collected and studied, and why they are an important part of the planet we share.

Exploring Evolution
February 5–July 24, 2011

Through the presentation of seven major research projects, this exhibition investigates evolutionary principles and reveals how scientists conduct research on evolution.

M is for Museum
September 3, 2011–August 26, 2012

Kids and their grown-ups, guided by the ABCs, discover the wonders of one of America’s best natural history museums! C is for Collections that Carnegie Museum of Natural History has safeguarded for a century, P is for People who travel the world to find, bring back, and study new specimens, and Z is for the Zone where children play and explore! It’s an exciting journey into the behind-the-scenes world of amazing museum objects and the scientists who care for and study them. Designed for visitors 5 to 13 years old, M is for Museum features multimedia and hands-on activities that help curious young audiences discover how museums help protect, explore, and explain life on Earth.

Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure
October 6, 2012–May 12, 2013

Join Charlie as he travels back to the Age of Dinosaurs to discover how evolution works. This exhibition utilizes engaging activities including a story theater and a discovery area to explain the science behind evolution, and is based on current research about how people learn about science.

RACE: Are We So Different?
September 28, 2013–July 27, 2014

RACE: Are we so different? is a groundbreaking exploration of the experience of living with race in America. The exhibition weaves together personal stories of living with race along with expert discussions of the history of race as a concept, the role that science has played in that history, and emerging research that challenges the foundations of what we perceive as race. Interactive multimedia components, historic artifacts, iconic objects, and compelling photographs offer visitors an eye-opening look at a topic that is fundamental to our shared human experience.

Developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, RACE: Are we so different? is the first nationally traveling exhibition to tell the story of race from biological, cultural, and historic points of view. These diverse perspectives merge into an unprecedented examination of race and racism in the United States.

This information is as of September 15, 2010 and is subject to change without notice. Please visit the Web site,, for the most current exhibition information.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is ranked among the top five natural history museums in the country. It maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of 20 million objects and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. More information is available by calling 412.622.3131 or by visiting the Web site at

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