Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh provides innovative and inclusive museum experiences that inspire kindness, joy, creativity and curiosity for all learners. We forge connections with artists, community partners and neighbors to work on behalf of children, youth and families.


To transform education.

key values

  • Learning
  • Experimentation
  • Partnerships
  • Good Design, Art and Artists
  • Diversity
  • Kindness
  • Reflection and Improvement

audiences served*

307,000 visitors annually
6,193 member families
5,946 senior citizens admissions
34,420 children visited on field trips
12,720 of those children were from Title One Schools

*Fiscal Year 2019

communities served

North Side Neighborhood
City of Pittsburgh
Surrounding counties (Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, Washington, Westmoreland)


The Museum shares its 80,000 square foot space with the following organizations who work with or on behalf of children:

In the Children’s Museum:

In MuseumLab:

economic impact

72 full-time jobs
108 part-time jobs
$8.4M operating budget

Fiscal year 2018

national awards

  • Building Museums Symposium’s Buildy Award for MuseumLab, 2022
  • USA Today’s Top Ten Children’s Museums list, 2021
  • Dezeen Award, Civic and Cultural Interior of the Year for MuseumLab, 2020
  • AIA Pennsylvania Honor Award for Interior Architecture for MuseumLab, 2020
  • AIA Pittsburgh Silver Award for MuseumLab, 2020
  • Chicago Athenaeum: The American Architecture Award for MuseumLab, 2020
  • RAIA International Award for Heritage Architecture and Sustainable Architecture for MuseumLab, 2020
  • Gold LEED Recognition for MuseumLab, 2020
  • PA Museums Special Achievement Award, 2020
  • Architizer A+ Award for Cultural/Museum Design, 2020
  • Pennsylvania Historic Trust for Preservation Construction Award, Rehabilitation, for MuseumLab, 2020
  • USA Today’s Best Museums for Families list, 2017 & 2020
  • ULI Pittsburgh, Award of Excellence / Visionary Place for MuseumLab, 2018
  • Parents magazine’s 15 Best Children’s Museums list, 2015
  • Kiwi magazine’s 6 Green Children’s Museums to Visit, 2015
  • Parents magazine’s 10 Best Children’s Museums list, 2011
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services National Medal, 2009
  • Four-star rating from Charity Navigator – the highest rating – in FY 2008, 2005, 2004
  • Western PA Environmental Award, 2008
  • Rudy Brunner Award for Urban Design Excellence, Gold Medalist, 2007
  • National Historic Trust for Preservation Honor Award for Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 2006
  • Silver LEED Recognition for Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 2006
  • American Institute of Architects National Honor Award, 2006
  • Association of Science and Technology Center’s Leading Edge Award for Business Practices, 2005
  • American Association of Museum’s Gold Muse Award for Websites (www.pittsburghkids.org), 2005
  • Association of Children’s Museum’s Promising Practice Award for design partnership with UPCLOSE, 2004