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Exploring Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Natural History

September 18, 2017 Sanjana Yadav 0Comment

Pittsburg is a city known for its steel-related business as well as the amount of the bridges, so you can call it as a “City of Steel” or the “City of Bridges”. It is the second largest city in Pennsylvania. Also, it is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Just not this, it is quite famous for the natural history museum. The Carnegie Museum of the Natural History is such a place, you can find various unique animals, it is like a big encyclopedia which has a wide variety of animals. You can learn about those extinct dinosaurs to the present day animals. You can find various things in the museum i.e. from the rare gems found buried in the earth’s core to the skeleton of the dinosaurs.

  • The varieties of different animals are assembled in a hall where you can learn about different animals as well as birds. This hall is dedicated to the dinosaurs, animals which exist in the ancient Egypt, Arctic and the animals whose presence were found in the Cenozoic area. It has a wide variety of modern wildlife and ecology. Though you can’t actually categorize the ancient Egypt or the Arctic as a natural history because they tell you more about their culture.
  • The Hall of Gems: It is a hidden treasure in the Carnegie Museum. One can find different rocks and gems which we only see in the textbook. This natural museum not only focuses on the wildlife but it has several wings for the other natural history topics. It has a huge collection of different rocks. You can find not only the volcanic rocks but also radioactive rocks, rocks that undergo the change in color due to polarization or the glowing rocks. This wing is too large but everyone loves it as it is not every day that you get to see those gems and rocks, which we have only seen in our textbooks during our elementary stages.
  • There is another floor which is dedicated to the Human Impact. Yes, you can learn more about the ecosystem here. How does the population affect the ecosystem? They have a detailed report about it. It contains pictorial representation, graphics, specimens, etc. The report they present is very compelling and the way they present their views is extraordinary. They make their own case studies and give examples from the western Pennsylvania, and then estimate the idea that the unchecked population growth of any species and their everlasting consequences on the natural ecosystem. The result may not be instant but there are always some consequences. As we all know that the human is a dominant species on the earth and the choices we make, and how adversely they affect our ecosystem.

But overall one can have a great experience in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. So for your next vacation, plan your trip to Pittsburg with Faremachine and don’t forget to visit this museum. You may come across something exciting.

Sanjana Yadav

Content Writer at FareMachine
I am a writer and an explorer. I love to read and try out new things.

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