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Traveling the Country in a Converted Camper Van. "Not all who wander, are lost."

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is one of the premiere science museums in the world. Here are some photos from a visit.

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Life-size statue of “Dippy” the Diplodocus outside the museum entrance.

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Prep lab where fossils are cleaned and mounted for display

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Fossilized trackway left by a Eurypterid, an ancient giant sea scorpion.

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Diorama of the Pennsylvanian coal forests.

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The Hall of Minerals

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Amethyst crystals

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Solid gold model of the Apollo Lunar Lander. Three of these were made by the Cartier company as gifts for the Apollo 11 astronauts.

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Termites trapped in amber

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Fossil fish

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A Mososaur and a giant fish

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Apatosaurus, Diplodocus, and Allosaurus

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Two T rex skeletons

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Ceratopsian dinosaur skulls

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Ice Age Mammals

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Fossil horses.

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Hall of African Mammals. taxidermy mounts.

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Lower jaw of Sperm Whale

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Beetle collection

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Butterfly collection

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Taxidermy birds

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Passenger Pigeon

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Dodo

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Egyptian hieroglyphics

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Egyptian mummies

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Canopic jars, used to store internal organs

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Reconstruction of Inuit Native hunting walrus from a kayak

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Inuit spear points

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Native American basketry from the southwest

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Plains area Native American bonnets and headdresses

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