Children's Museum

10 am–5 pm Daily

Teacher Professional Development session

Educator Professional Development

Educator Classes

We offer a variety of classes in making, literature and art practice for teachers to bring new ideas, methods and resources to their classroom.

Maker Educator Boot Camp 

Hosted by MAKESHOP at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh 

Developed through years of experience and research in the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s MAKESHOP, Boot Camp emphasizes that maker education is about more than a space and the right tools. Participants will: 

  • Work in individual and group settings for both hands-on activities and discussions
  • Attend four process-focused workshops, designed to give both practical and theoretical insight into different forms of making
  • Use both MAKESHOP’s Principles of Practice and other research tools to delve deeply into the learning that happens through making
  • Use visioning tools designed by the Museum’s Learning and Research department to inform institutional direction as it relates to making

Summer 2019 offerings:

     June 18-21 (Tues-Fri) | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
     August 6-9 (Tues-Fri) | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $900
Location: Museum Lab, our new museum for older kids located next door to the Children's Museum.

Register Here!

We recommend attending with another representative of your institution, be it a teacher, librarian or administrator, so you can support each other’s efforts and implementations beyond Boot Camp.

Pixar in a Box Educator Workshop 

This five day workshop is a deep dive into the creative world of Pixar Animation Studios. Designed by its senior artists and computer scientists, Pixar in a Box allows you to become part of a creative storytelling team creating digital storyboards that employ important cross disciplinary art, math and language skills. Educators completing the course will receive an official Pixar in a Box classroom certification.

*Lunch and snacks will be provided each day as well as Nova Place parking passes.

     June 17-21 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost:  $500 
Museum Lab, our new museum for older kids located next door to the Children's Museum.

Register here!

For questions, or more information, please contact Carol Johnson at

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