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Outside of a 1890 stone building with giant puppets and balloons signifying a grand opening; Photo by Ed Massery

Museum Lab™

Now Open!

Support Museum Lab

Museum Lab is a new museum for older kids in the former Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny, an historic building next door to the Children's Museum in Allegheny Commons. We welcome a donation at any level. Click here to donate today.

What is Museum Lab?

Museum Lab is a place where kids 10+ can work with makers to create everything from furniture to apps, experiment with cutting edge technology in the creation of art, climb three stories on a unique sculpture, collaborate on one-of-a-kind art installations, and more! Museum Lab opened on April 27, 2019. Learn more about Museum Lab.

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Museum Lab, a new museum for older kids, opening April 2019

The Museum shares Museum Lab space with partner organizations that serve youth, including:

Since 2004, the Children's Museum has reached more than 6 million people in the United States and beyond through its hands-on exhibits and programs, traveling exhibits and research initiatives. This includes more than 306,000 people who visited the Museum in FY18.

With the creation of Museum Lab, the largest cultural campus for families in the U.S. will be located right here in Pittsburgh!


We have preserved the charm of the former Carnegie Free Library building by revitalizing much of its original 1890 structure. Many of the original building features that were covered by a remodeling in the 1970s have been uncovered.

We have received Innovative Solutions for Universal Design (isUD) certification from the University of Buffalo.

To ensure a sustainable future, we are on track for fulfilling the following guidelines:


For information on supporting the Museum Lab project, including naming opportunities, please contact Gina Evans, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh Director of External Affairs,

Header photo by Ed Massery.