Where We Are

Center for PostNatural History
4913 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Sundays 12 - 4
First Friday of the Month 6 - 9
By appointment: rich@postnatural.org

Our Mission

The Center for PostNatural History is 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 altered through processes such as selective breeding or  genetic engineering to meet human desires. The mission of the Center for PostNatural History is to acquire, interpret and provide access to a collection of living, preserved and documented organisms of postnatural origin.

The Center for PostNatural History addresses this goal through three primary initiatives:

Our Sponsors

The Center for PostNatural History is made possible in part by the generous funding from the following contributors: The Kindle Project, The Creative Capital Foundation, The Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Media Arts Fellowships (funded by the Rockefeller Foundation through the Tribeca Film Institute), New York State Council on the Arts and the Schenectady Museum.

Who We Are

This CPNH is made possible through the efforts of:

Director
Richard Pell

Director of Science and Learning
Lauren Allen

Graphic Design
Chris Harvey

Illustration
Steve Cerio

Curator of Fruit Flies
Soyo Lee

Ethnobotany Consultant
Amanda Vickers

"Permitted Habitats" Programming
Paolo Pedercini

Music
Jesse Stiles

Dioramas
Craig Tompkins

Exhibit Production
Mason Juday and Ian Page

Technical Production
Craig Fahner, Stuart Andersen and Matt Mets