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Center for PostNatural History

4913 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224-1608
+1 518-225-3474
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We have learned to dangerously play with nature in two most fundamental ways, by modifying atoms... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2016
José Manuel P
Nothing like it in the world

Humans have been manipulating for centuries how other animal and plant species evolve. This museum... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2015
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4913 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224-1608
+1 518-225-3474
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

We have learned to dangerously play with nature in two most fundamental ways, by modifying atoms and by modifying organisms. The Center for PostNatural History in Pittsburgh is a research, artistic, and educational institution devoted to informing people about how scientists learned to control the...More

2  Thank José Manuel P
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Humans have been manipulating for centuries how other animal and plant species evolve. This museum is the the only one that I'm aware of that catalogs and explores these alterations. The Center for PostNatural History explores topics rarely talked about in the media, outside of...More

3  Thank ScottPGH
Reviewed 14 December 2015

It's a strange concept to grasp, a POST-Natural History Museum, but once you have it, you start seeing it everywhere. The owners are very dedicated and helpful, and I know they want to strike the right balance of answering questions and being helpful, with allowing...More

2  Thank Tenley S
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Stopped in as I passed by during a gallery crawl in the area. You can tell the curators have put a lot of energy into setting up a fun space with an interesting lesson to learn. That goat though.

1  Thank Dave H
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Remember when museums were little rooms or buildings run by the curious, eccentric or independently wealthy? Strange little places that contained cabinet of curiosities, bizarre artifacts from personal trips, and things that were fantastic, awesome or unbelievable? (If you do actually remember this, check your...More

1  Thank infoeco_cgg
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Amongst all the topics museums have ever been devoted to, I always loved natural history museums most for the mix of fascinating examples of multifaceted and intricate life they collected. The organisms found in such museums, and all that they imply - mechanisms they embody,...More

2  Thank Gordon K
Reviewed 13 December 2015

The Center for PostNatural History is a fascinating place. A totally unique experience that makes me reconsider the impact human beings have had on the world around us, right down to the building blocks of life. If you get a chance to talk to the...More

3  Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 13 December 2015

This Center for Past Natural History is a gem! This wonderful little place is the only museum in the world of genetically engineered and genetically modified organisms (including plants and animals crafted by humans through selective breeding). The place is packed floor-to-ceiling with exhibitions -...More

3  Thank Talbot M
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We came across this museum while at the Unblurred First Friday. It's basically three rooms with a combination of permanent and rotating exhibits. We were able to talk to the founder, Rich Pell, and he explained the purpose of the center, it's history, and how...More

2  Thank David B
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

I know it's a small newer "museum" but there is not much to it at all. I think I would have enjoyed it more if the owner/founder had been engaging while talking to visitors, instead he sat drinking a beer at the front desk area...More

1  Thank Mary-Frances P
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