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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Portion of the dinosaur exhibit

Portion of the dinosaur exhibit.

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as CMNH) in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh was founded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1896. It maintains an international reputation for research and is ranked among the top five natural history museums in the United States. The museum consists of 115,000 square feet organized into 20 galleries as well as research, library, and office space. It holds some 22 million specimens, of which about 10,000 are on view at any given time and about 1 million are cataloged in online databases. Its dinosaur collection includes the world's largest collection of Jurassic dinosaurs. Its Dinosaurs in Their Time exhibition offers the third largest collection of mounted, displayed dinosaurs in the United States. 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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