Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling into manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with today's visually and intellectually stimulating Groupon: for $40, you get a one-year individual membership to all four Carnegie Museums, plus two guest passes to Good Fridays at the Andy Warhol Museum with two drinks included and $5 off a minimum $15 purchase at the Warhol Store (a $102 total value). Alternatively, you will be given the option to upgrade for an additional fee to a one-year dual (benefits for two adults, or one adult and one child; $25 additional), family (benefits for two adults and four children, plus caregiver privileges; $55 additional), or premium (benefits for two adults and eight guests, plus free caregiver admission; $125 additional) membership after you redeem your Groupon.
Founded 115 years ago by Andrew Carnegie, the Carnegie Museums have grown into a cultural consortium containing four fine institutions: the Carnegie Science Center, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Andy Warhol Museum.
The Carnegie Science Center boasts a bevy of fact-based experiences in which visitors can reach for luminous balls of plasma at the Buhl Digital Planetarium or challenge our future robot overlords to a game of basketball at roboworld. Chat up Dippy the diplodocus at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Dinosaurs in Their Time exhibit. Showcasing works ranging from the 16th century to present day, the Carnegie Museum of Art (housed in the same complex as the Museum of Natural History) brings a myriad of current and upcoming special exhibitions to its great halls each year. And with an extensive permanent collection of Warhol’s prints and videos, special exhibitions, and interactive art projects, the Andy Warhol Museum is more than just a museum—it’s a multistory testament to thinking outside the repeating motif of colorful boxes containing celebrity heads.
With your individual membership to the Carnegie complex (a $75 value), you’ll receive free admission to all four museums, plus access to more than 300 other participating science centers worldwide, a subscription to Carnegie magazine, and other educational goodies. With this Groupon you’ll also get two guest passes to Good Fridays at the Andy Warhol Museum ($7.50 each), plus two drink tickets at the full bar stocked by big Catering ($6 each). A $5 gift certificate to the Warhol Store, good on a purchase of $15 or more, will also make its way to your pocket, along with a bevy of new knowledge, aesthetic experience, and uncanned Campbell’s tomato soup.
This Groupon is available for redemption beginning September 13. Warhol Store certificate must be redeemed inside the museum store. Must be 21 or older to purchase alcohol.
The Carnegie Museums have received a great deal of press over the years, including a feature in the New York Times. More than 50 Yelpers and nine Citysearchers give the Andy Warhol Museum a 4.5-star average:
- The Natural History Museum… ranks with the finest, particularly the display of dinosaur bones. – David Laskin, New York Times
- The place is really neat. It's the place to go in Pittsburgh. It shows works and information about Warhol that isn't broadly known...the Time Capsules and Silver Clouds are a treat. – krispi, Citysearch