What to Do & See in Pittsburgh: Spring Edition (Part 1)
It was a brutal winter, and you and your family are probably tired of being cooped up inside. Now that the weather is warming up a bit, why not get the family out of the house by spending some time exploring the favorite attractions in Pittsburgh? One of the most well-loved places to visit for both kids and adults is the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Explore the World of Nature
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is one of the top natural history museums in the entire country. Children and adults can learn the fascinating truth about the world around us through the museum’s collection of scientific specimens and artifacts. Anyone who visits the museum walks away with a new understanding of nature and why it is so critical to protect the world’s remaining biodiversity.
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is too large to explore in just one visit, but some can’t miss exhibits are as follows:
- Dinosaurs in Their Time. Everyone loves dinosaurs. This exhibit puts on display hundreds of fossils and complete dinosaur skeletons including some of the earliest discovered remains of Apatosaurus louisae, Diplodocus carnegii, and Tyrannosaurus rex. Dinosaurs in Their Time offers visitors one of the most scientifically accurate depictions of dinosaurs available.
- Hall of North American Wildlife. With more than 20 realistic dioramas, you can get up close and personal with the wildlife from across the North American continent. While the Hall of North American Wildlife includes animals which you can find living in a variety of the ecosystems found on the continent, the exhibit pays special attention to wildlife from surrounding areas in Western Pennsylvania.
- Botany Hall. Nature is more than just animals. You can’t forget the plants which make North America so unique. Check out a few of the plant species from every area of the continent. Learn how plants adapt themselves to thrive in some of the harshest climates in the world and why recent environmental changes can have a huge impact on plant health and alter the entire food chain.
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is at 4400 Forbes Ave. in Oakland and is open every day except Tuesday. Admission is $19.95 for adults and kids between 3 and 18 are $11.95. Children under 3 are free.
After visiting the museum, end the day with a pizza party. V3 Flatbread Pizza allows customers to choose from the selection of different doughs, sauces, any number of toppings, seasonings, and oils to build their own unique pizza creation or order one of V3’s classic combinations for one low price. Sample the V3 pizza concept at either the Downtown Pittsburgh which is located at 11 Fifth Ave. or 4500 Butler Street Lawrenceville location. V3 is a BYOB establishment, so pick up a bottle on your way to enjoy with your meal. We look forward to seeing you soon!