Center for PostNatural History

Center for PostNatural History

The Center for PostNatural History is a museum and outreach organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge relating to the complex interplay between culture, nature and biotechnology. The PostNatural refers to living organisms that have been intentionally altered through processes such as domestication, selective breeding or genetic engineering. The mission of the Center for PostNatural History (CPNH) is to acquire, interpret and provide access to a collection of living, preserved and documented organisms of postnatural origin. Towards this end the CPNH opens its permanent collection to the public on Sunday afternoons from 12-4 at its main museum location at 4913 Penn Ave. PGH, PA.

Richard Pell
Director

  • Above:
    CPNH storefront in Garfield

  • Above:
    Lauren Allen (left), Richard Pell (right)

  • Above:
    Gallery entrance

  • Above:
    Silkie chicken

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    Alcoholic lab rat

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    Transgenix zebra fish

  • Above:
    Mouse skeleton

  • Above:
    “Ringo" Dermestid Beetle (stereoscopic)