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Pittsburgh Museums and Galleries

Treat yourself to a day of culture and entertainment at these popular Pittsburgh area museums. There is something here for everyone, from old airplanes and trolleys, to flowers and modern art. On these sites you can get hours and directions, learn about special exhibits, take "virtual" tours,  and much more!

Dinosaur Collection Timeline, 1898-2008
Learn how the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh acquired its many famous dinosaur skeletons, amassing one of the greatest dinosaur collections in the world.

Top Ten Museum Gift Shops in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is a shopper's paradise and you're sure to find something for everyone on your list. In addition to four major downtown department stores, suburban Pittsburgh malls, and shopping meccas such as Shadyside, Station Square, and the South Side, there's a treasure trove of museum shops and stores nestled within many Pittsburgh area attractions. This is a list you may want to check twice.

Air Heritage Museum
Aircraft museum and restoration facility located at the Beaver County airport. The site features a calendar of events, aircraft photos, hours, and directions.

Andy Warhol Museum
Campbells Soup cans anyone? Located on Pittsburgh's North Side, the Andy Warhol Museum provides insight into contemporary art and popular culture and is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. Yes, Andy Warhol was a Pittsburgh native!

Bushy Run Battlefield
Pennsylvania's only recognized Native American battlefield can be explored at Bushy Run. The Ohio frontier was opened to settlement as a result of this battle between Native American's and British soldiers. The museum is open April - October.

Carnegie Science Center
Enjoy a fun-filled, firsthand look at science and technology with more than 250 exciting, hands-on exhibits, a four-story OMNIMAX theater, a world-class planetarium, an authentic WWII vintage submarine, birthday parties and more!

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
This outstanding museum has one of the worlds best known collections of dinosaurs, an interactive fossil dig, gems and minerals, geology, life science, and anthropology exhibitions. You can even visit from home with their outstanding online exhibits.

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
This museum, located in the North Side, offers exciting exhibits for the young and young at heart. Scale the Kid's Klimber and build and launch airplanes from the Flying Machines. Be sure not to miss the hands-on Mr. Roger's Neighborhood!

Frick Art & Historical Center
The exhibits at this museum, located next to the remains of the famous British fort at Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh, recount the struggle that exploded into the French and Indian War and the story of the founding of Pittsburgh.

Fort Pitt Museum & Block House
The exhibits at this museum, located next to the remains of the famous British fort at Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh, recount the struggle that exploded into the French and Indian War and the story of the founding of Pittsburgh.

Frick Art & Historical Center
A family-friendly historical destination in Pittsburgh's residential East End. Devoted to the life of industrialist and art collector, Henry Clay Frick, the center includes an art museum, the Frick residence, a children's playhouse, and workshops.

Frick Car & Carriage Museum
If you're a lover of history and/or old cars, then a wonderful way to while away a Pittsburgh afternoon is at the Car and Carriage Museum of the Frick Art & Historical Center.

Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center
From the pre-revolutionary drama of the French and Indian War to the legendary gridiron match-ups of the Super Steelers, discover Western Pennsylvania's fascinating history at Pennsylvania's largest history museum. Hands-on, interactive exhibits make history fun for young and old.

James L. Kelso Bible Lands Museum
Considered by many archaeologists to be one of the finest biblical museums in the United States, the Bible Lands Museum displays artifacts from excavations at eight different sites in Palestine as well as items collected through donations.

Mattress Factory Museum
Get into art, literally! The Mattress Factory contemporary art museum in Pittsburgh presents installation art in room-sized environments, created by in-residence artists. Don't miss the interactive online tours!

Old Economy Village
The village, located in the historic district of Ambridge, PA, was founded in 1824 by the Harmony society, a 19th-century group who fled Germany to escape religious persecution. Experience first-hand a part of Western PA's colorful history.

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
Climb aboard for a ride into the past! Learn about Pennsylvania electric railway history firsthand on a three mile historic tour aboard a vintage street car. Located in Washington, PA.

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Something's always blooming at Phipps in Oakland. This year's events include flower shows, Butterfly Forest, Jazz in the Garden, Garden Railroad, Big Bugs, Halloween Happenings, and more. Improve your gardening skills with their great classes!

Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum
Model train enthusiasts shouldn't miss this gem located in Gibsonia, PA. The main attraction is a 40' X 100' scale model of the tracks between Pittsburgh, Pa. and Cumberland, Md.  It is a sight to behold. You can even take a "virtual" tour online!

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