Carnegie Museums


Founded in 1895, these neighboring institutions are both tremendous troves of knowledge. The Carnegie Museum of Art has European treasures and an excellent architectural collection, while the Carnegie Museum of Natural History features a complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton and beautiful old dioramas. The art museum is open until 11pm on the third Thursday of the month.

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Nearby Pittsburgh attractions

1. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

0.04 MILES

Pittsburgh does not lack for beautiful, muscular buildings and the main branch of the Central Library is no exception to this rule. The main branch of the…

2. Cathedral of Learning

0.19 MILES

Soaring 42 stories, this Gothic tower at the center of the University of Pittsburgh is a city landmark. It has a 4-storey common room at ground level and…

3. Phipps Conservatory

0.31 MILES

An impressive steel-and-glass greenhouse with beautifully designed and curated gardens, at the northwest corner of Schenley Park.

4. Schenley Park

0.53 MILES

This 456-acre slice of landscaped loveliness, which anchors the handsome neighborhood of Oakland, is a green clump of forests, trails, rushing creeks and…

5. Center for PostNatural History

1.56 MILES

'Postnatural history,' according to the artist-founder of this quirky museum, is the field of plants and animals designed by humankind. Learn all about…

6. Heinz History Center

2.26 MILES

Local history and lore is shared with verve and color – there's even an exhibit dedicated to children's TV host and native son Fred Rogers. It also…

7. Frick Art & Historical Center

2.52 MILES

Henry Clay Frick, of New York City's Frick Collection fame, built his steel fortune in Pittsburgh. This Frick shows a small art collection (including…

8. Andy Warhol Museum

2.79 MILES

This six-story museum celebrates Pittsburgh's coolest native son, Andy Warhol, who moved to NYC, got a nose job and made himself famous with pop art. One…