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Carnegie Museum of Natural History
One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Established 1896
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Type Natural History
Visitor figures 300,000
Director Eric Dorfman, PhD (2015-present)
Public transit access 54, 58, 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, 67, 69

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.

The museum gained prominence in 1899 when its scientists unearthed the fossils of Diplodocus. 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, and a recently identified species of oviraptorosaur named Anzu wyliei.

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