Children's Museum

Mon-Sun 10am–5pm

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Youth Programs

Children's Museum youth programs offer meaningful activities and experiences for kids 10-18 years old to help them discover their potential, develop their talents and abilities and explore their interests.

The OneminutesJr. Workshop

The 2013 is now completed. 

The OneminutesJr. workshop is a fun and exciting five days, where participants learn about video making and story telling and get the chance to make your own oneminute video. OneminutesJr. program is supported by UNICEF, the European Cultural Foundation, and the One Minutes Foundation.

Watch videos from past years on our Youtube channel!


YouthALIVE!: Achievement through Learning Involvement, Volunteering and Employment for Youth

The program provides a secure and nurturing environment for kids and teens to explore fields such as teaching, writing, the creative arts, mentoring and more. Activities are designed to instill confidence and increase participants' responsibility and productivity, leading them towards career opportunities and future success. 
The Museum's YouthALIVE! program has welcomed hundreds of children into the Museum family since 1994. 

After School Program

Students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades at Pittsburgh Allegheny Traditional Academy participate in hands-on educational programs three days a week after school. The activity focus in the Afterschool Club is on making paper, printmaking, teaching communication, social studies, reading and writing through artistic mediums. Students work in MAKESHOP to enhance their problem solving skills and get creative using everyday objects, such as making their own lamps, using a sewing machine and making ribbon roses.


YouthALIVE! mentors are eleventh and twelfth-grade students who assist in planning activities for the After School Program and serve as role models for our younger YA! participants.

YouthALIVE! Internships

Internships are available for university and college students to work with the YouthALIVE! programs. Most internships are unpaid, but students may receive credit for participating.

Internships are also available for high school students to work with the YouthALIVE! programs in conjunction with their participating schools.


In this program, high school teens help with community events, work with visitors in the Museum and participate in job readiness workshops that help them learn valuable academic, job and life skills.

Participation in the YouthALIVE! VolunTEEN Program is highly regarded when considering applicants for paid Youth Employment through Youth Programs at the Museum. This program is now offered year round.

To apply, or for more information regarding any of our internships or employment opportunities, please visit the Jobs & Opportunities page.