Monday, April 29, 2013

Carnegie Natural History Museum Field trip - Part 2

So the real reason we stopped at the Carnegie Natural History Museum is to see the dino bones!!  Caty loves to look at dino bones.  Out of all our kids...the youngest girl is the dino fan.  

 They had a lab set up, and there were scientists working in it!

 You could actually touch this dinosaur Femur!!!  The girls were a little skeptical.

 I found this very interesting....this find was what got Carnegie interested in collecting dinosaur bones.
There was A LOT of walking.  Caty got tired....but then if you look above her..

 This was above her!!
 The coolest part of this exhibit!!!!  This is the first T-rex skeleton ever found!!!

Then it was dig time!!!

Wooly Mammoth vs. Mastedon

 And for my fellow Game of Thrones fans.....

 They had an AMAZING insect collection that Caty was amazed by!
 This tarantula was very cool!
 And to finish off our trip....a Penny for our souvenir book!!

We only spent a couple hours at this museum, and we did not even get a chance to see half of it.  This museum is AMAZING!!!  We did not even get a chance to see the Art Museum that it houses.  If you get a chance on your next visit to Pittsburgh, visit the Carnegie Natural History Museum.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Carnegie Natural History Museum Field trip - Part 1

I am always scouting for new experiences or something exciting while we are traveling with Joe.  I really seek out activities that we cannot do in our own area on a regular basis.  So I was pretty excited to find the Carnegie Natural History Museum in Pittsburgh....even better they were a reciprocal museum on our Art Museum Family membership!!!

 I love this fountain...want one in our backyard!
 Looking at layers of rock
Minerals and gemstones....This was a great sections.  So many amazing rocks, minerals and gemstones (which we could not take pictures of).
Now that is a piece of coal!!


3 types of rocks broken down....

Fluorescent rocks...This was very cool, and the effect just isn't the same because of my flash.

 Checking rocks for Radioactivity
 How the rocks and minerals are found and mined out.
 So beautiful!!!

A very neat display of origami art!!!

Watch tomorrow for Part 2 of our visit to Carnegie Natural History Museum!  We haven't even gotten to the dinosaurs yet!