Children's Museum

10am–5pm Daily

Early evening photo of the outside of the Children's Museum. Shows part of the old building and the new.

About

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is a place that delights and inspires children, where they can take off on fantastic flights of imagination daily, and return to earth to splash in a river, hammer a nail and ink a silkscreen. Named one of the nation’s top 15 children’s museums by Parents magazine in 2015, the Museum welcomes over 250,000 visitors annually and provides tons of fun and loads of “real stuff” experiences for play and learning.  Hands-on, interactive exhibit areas and experiences that inspire joy, creativity and curiosity include The Studio, MAKESHOP, Waterplay, Nursery, Theater and Backyard.

The Museum’s award-winning, three-story building connects two historic buildings, Allegheny Post Office Building & the Buhl Building.  Its center building is screened by a shimmering wind sculpture created by environmental artist Ned Kahn (Articulated Cloud).  In 2006 the Museum became a certified green building (Silver LEED) and was honored by the American Institute for Architects and the National Historic Preservation Trust. Learn more about the Children's Museum in our Fact Sheet.