***MEDIA ADVISORY*** CARNEGIE MUSEUMS OF ART AND NATURAL HISTORY ANNOUNCE 2022 SUMMER CAMPS

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WHAT:
Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History announce the return of summer camps for the 2022 season! Starting in June, creative kids and nature lovers alike can attend a variety of week-long camps. We invite all artists and explorers to wander among real dinosaurs, make a mess, design a city for the future, become a filmmaker – and more! Additional information about specific camp themes and dates are available at camps.artandnaturalhistory.org.

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: Open registration begins February 28. Camps run June 13 through August 19, 2022, Monday−Friday. Morning sign-in runs from 8:45−9:15 a.m. and afternoon sign-out is at 3 p.m. Full day camps are available for campers ages 6−13 at both museums, and campers who are who are 14−18 can find workshops at Carnegie Museum of Art. Carnegie Museum of Natural History also offers half-day camps for ages 4−5. 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.

For an additional fee, pre- and post-camp care are available for all enrolled Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History campers.

WHERE: Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History camps 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

WHO: For registration inquiries, contact: programregistration@carnegiemuseums.org
For press inquiries, contact: Elle Moody, Sutton; 212.202.3402, Elle@suttoncomms.com

Health and Safety
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh has continued to follow government and public health guidance to keep staff and visitors safe. To prevent the spread of COVID- 19 in areas with high transmission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly recommends that every person—vaccinated and unvaccinated—wear a mask when inside public spaces. For that reason, all visitors aged 2 and above are required to wear masks while inside our museums, and our staff members and volunteers will be wearing masks, too. Visitors experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are kindly asked to remain at home. To learn more about our Health and Safety measures, please visit cmoa.org/visit/health-safety.

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 programregistration@carnegiemuseums.org. 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 accessibility@carnegiemuseums.org.

Mission
Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. The museum is committed to global engagement and regional advancement. We champion creativity and its importance to society with experiences that welcome, inspire, challenge, and inform. Our core activities— collecting, conserving, presenting, and interpreting works of art—make those experiences possible. Our collection of over 34,000 works emphasizes art, architecture, photography, and design from the 19th century to the present. In addition, the Museum houses the archive of more than 70,000 images by Pittsburgh photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris, whose work comprises one of the most detailed and intimate records of Black life in America. Through its programming, exhibitions, and publications, Carnegie Museum of Art frequently explores the role of art and artists in confronting key social issues of our time, combining and juxtaposing local and global perspectives. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. To learn more, please call 412.622.3131 or visit CMOA.org.