Children's Museum

10 am–5 pm Daily

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Early Learning

Programming at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Our youngest learners and the people who share meaningful interactions with them throughout their lives are our priority.  We believe in providing fun, dynamic experiences that inspire joy, creativity, and curiosity in our youngest learners!

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Congratulations to our Manager of Early Childhood Learning, Will Tolliver, who was recently named one of the 2018 PBS Kids Early Learning Champions!

Almost every weekday, we offer an early learner drop-in session for children 0 - 5 on one of the following themes.  Check our Calendar of Events for availability:

Art Sparks

Discover how artists have been inspired to create change in their world. Join us as we explore fundamental concepts of art and art history, and spark a lifelong appreciation for art and how it shapes the world around us!

Music Makers

Selected Books for Music Makers

Hit a note with us for hands-on musical exploration! Test out different instruments to hear what sounds they make and play with others to discover new rhythms. What will you hear when our sounds combine?

Tech Tuesday

Selected Books for Tech Tuesday

Join us in the Nursery for hands-on activities that explore the fascinating world of science and technology. Come experiment, tinker and discover with us!

Wellness Wednesday

Selected Books for Wellness Wednesday

Catch us on Wellness Wednesdays in the Nursery for fun activities focused on health, nutrition, and mindfulness practices for our youngest learners and their caretakers!

Young Sprouts

Selected Books for Young Sprouts

Find us on Thursdays in the Nursery for a nature-focused exploration of treasures, art, songs and stories.  We may even explore our Outdoor Classroom if weather permits!

All programming is included in Museum admission and is designed for children 5 years of age and younger, but is suitable for all ages.

Kindergarten: Here I Come!

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh's annual Kindergarten-readiness celebration happens in August.



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For more information or for inquiries, please contact Will Tolliver, Manager of Early Childhood Learning, at wtolliver@pittsburghkids.org.