Children's Museum

10 am–5 pm Daily; Closed Sept. 2 - 5

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

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.

Next Boot Camp:

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

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

Register Here!

If you have questions, or need more information, please contact Carol Johnson at

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