Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History
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One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Museum of Natural History is located in Pennsylvania
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Location of Carnegie Museum in Pennsylvania
Established1896
LocationPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°26′37″N 79°57′02″W / 40.44358°N 79.950560°W / 40.44358; -79.950560
TypeNatural History
Visitors300,000
DirectorEric Dorfman, PhD (2015-present)
Public transit access54, 58, 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, 67, 69
Websitewww.carnegiemnh.org

Carnegie Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as CMNH) is a famous natural history museum.

It is at 4400 Forbes Avenue in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. It was founded by the Pittsburgh-based industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1896.

It has an international reputation for research and is ranked among the top five natural history museums in the United States.[1]

The museum gained prominence in 1899 when its scientists unearthed the fossils of Diplodocus.[2] Today its dinosaur collection has the world's largest collection of Jurassic dinosaurs. Its Dinosaurs in Their Time exhibition is the third largest collection of mounted, displayed dinosaurs in the United States (behind the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and the American Museum of Natural History).

Notable specimens include one of the world's only fossils of a juvenile Apatosaurus, the world's first specimen of a Tyrannosaurus rex,[3] and a recently identified species of oviraptorosaur named Anzu wyliei.[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Carnegie Museum of Natural History - Press Room". Carnegiemnh.org. Archived from the original on 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2012-09-14. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. Batz Jr., Bob (1999-07-02). "Dippy the star-spangled dinosaur". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
  3. Switek, Brian (2013-10-16). "My T. Rex Is Bigger Than Yours". National Geographic. Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  4. Webner, Richard (2014-03-20). "Carnegie Museum unveils dinosaur nicknamed 'chicken from hell'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2014-04-14.