Children's Museum

10 am–5 pm Daily

A young boy smiling while on a field trip at the Museum.

Field Trips


Planning your next field trip is easy! Review the options below to find the one that matches your needs best. 

Some things to remember:

  • You must have a group of 15 or more children to qualify for a field trip rate.  
  • We require one adult chaperone per 5 children.
  • Chaperones receive free admission. See admission table below for extra adult prices. 
  • Workshop prices are in addition to guided field trip rate.

Choose from one of the following:

Unguided Field Trips

Available Daily, September 1 - March 15

Available Mondays Only, March 16 - August 31

You and your students can discover, investigate and explore the Children's Museum for up to four hours. When you arrive our friendly Visitor Services Associates will welcome your group. You can also find them stationed in exhibit areas to answer questions and provide assistance throughout your visit. 

*If your group has a one-adult to one-child ratio, please call our Group Operations Supervisor at (412) 322-5058, x240, for additional options.

Guided Field Trips

Available Daily

Required:  Tuesday-Friday, March 16 - August 31

Enjoy a customized fun-filled trip throughout the Museum for up to four hours. When you arrive your guide will welcome your group and provide a schedule for your visit. Your guide will also provide support to your group throughout the exhibits. 

Subsidized field trips sponsored in part by Google Field Trip Days.

Group Workshops

Add a hands-on workshop led by a Museum Educator to your field trip experience for even more learning in a fun and engaging atmosphere!  Workshop are offered in subjects such as electronics, puppets, e-textiles, stop motion animation and printmaking.

See Group Workshop options here.

Workshop prices are in addition to the Guided Field Trip rate.

2019-2020 Field Trip Season Pricing


June - August

  • Unguided Children: $8 per student
  • Guided Children: $10 per student
  • Additional Adults: $10 each

September - October

  • Unguided Children: $6 per student
  • Guided Children: $8 per student
  • Additional Adults: $8 each

November

  • Unguided Children: $7 per student
  • Guided Children: $9 per student
  • Additional Adults: $9 each

December

  • Unguided Children: $6 per student
  • Guided Children: $8 per student
  • Additional Adults: $8 each

January - March

  • Unguided Children: $8 per student
  • Guided Children: $10 per student
  • Additional Adults: $10 each

April - May

  • Unguided Children: $9 per student
  • Guided Children: $11 per student
  • Additional Adults: $11


Catering Options For Groups From the Big Red Room Cafe


Boxed Lunches

$4.50 each plus 7% tax

The following options are available: 

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
  • Cheese Sandwich
  • Hot Dog
  • Turkey & Cheese Sandwich

Boxed Lunches include one sandwich, applesauce and a ½ pint milk. Minimum total of 15 with a minimum per choice of 5. Whole fruit can be substituted for applesauce upon request. 

Delicious Adult Boxed Lunches are also available.

To order Boxed Lunches, submit a Group Reservation Request Form or call our Reservationist at (412) 322-5058, ext. 240. Boxed Lunch orders must be placed at least one week in advance of your visit. 


Earn money for your school by supporting the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh!

Enjoy all the benefits of membership for one price, including unlimited visits to the Museum for your family. In addition to providing a year filled with innovative exhibits and amenities, purchasing your membership today could also contribute to your school!  (Other offers or promotions do not apply.)

To register your school or to find out if your school particpates, please call our Membership Office at 412-322-5058, ext. 274.