Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History Announce 2021 Summer Camps

Public registration for in-person summer camps now open

March 8, 2021
WHAT: Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History are thrilled to announce the return of summer camps for the 2021 season! Where else can kids mask up and wander among real dinosaurs, be encouraged to make a mess, paint with artists, or conduct their own scientific experiments? From throwing a clay pot to identifying specimens from the natural world, Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History offer a range of in-person activities for creative kids and nature lovers alike in a safe environment. More information about specific camp themes and dates is available at
The health and safety of campers, staff, and visitors is Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History’s highest priority. The museums are taking a variety of health and safety measures, including mandatory mask wearing and social distancing. Please review our Frequently Asked Questions and COVID-19 safety measures for more information.
WHEN: Camps run June 7 through August 20, 2021, Monday-Friday. Morning sign-in runs from 8:45-9:15 am ET and afternoon sign-out is at 3:00 pm ET.
Full-day camps are available for campers ages 6–13 at both museums, and campers who are high school students can find camps at Carnegie Museum of Art.
Scholarship applications are available. Families who meet specific income requirements can qualify for a reduced price, making full-day camps $50/week. To learn more about scholarship applications, visit our scholarship page.

WHERE: Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History camps (ages 6-18) are located at: 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213; 412-622-3131
Powdermill camp (ages 6-12) is located at Powdermill Nature Reserve: 1795 Route 381, Rector, PA 15677; 724-593-6105
For an additional fee, pre- and post-camp care are available for all enrolled Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History campers.

WHO: For registration inquiries, contact:

For press inquiries, contact: Elle Moody, Sutton; 212-202-3402,

Health and Safety
The health and safety of museum visitors and staff is Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History’s highest priority. The museums are following CDC recommended safety protocols with updated health and safety procedures. This includes limiting admissions to 15% of building capacity through required timed ticketing; requiring face coverings; encouraging safe social distancing of six feet or more between groups and individuals; enhanced air-filtration and cleaning protocols; and clearly marking foot-traffic patterns in high-traffic areas.
Accessibility at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh 
Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History welcome all visitors. We work to assist visitors with disabilities in obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, and in supporting equal access to our websites, services, programs, and activities. To request special disability accommodations for our programs, please contact 412-622-3288 or Please contact the museums at least two weeks in advance of visiting or participating in special tours, classes/camps, and other activities. Guests should contact Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s Accessibility Coordinator with concerns regarding accessibility for visitors with disabilities at the museums. Call 412-622-6578 during weekday hours, or email