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What the museum has been able to do is truly impressive and we couldn’t be more excited to see how the ideas in our film have been translated into an incredibly fun and meaningful exhibit.
Jonas Rivera

Producer of Inside Out


The first interactive exhibit based on Disney and Pixar’s hit animated feature Inside Out helps visitors — young and old — understand the important role emotions, memory and imagination play in our everyday lives. Developed by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios, this exhibit focuses on the five core emotions featured in the film: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear. Hands-on and digital experiences offer opportunities to explore some of the ways we express our emotions — and recognize emotions in others, too.

Hands on Components

  • Explore some of the ways we show how we feel with our faces and bodies at the Emotions Mirrors.
  • Step into Headquarters to explore the range and intensity of emotions at the Control Panel.
  • Think about an important memory and how it made you feel — or show how you are feeling right now by creating a glowing Memory Sphere.
  • Explore how emotions work together as you stack and balance the Emotion Blocks.
  • Work to keep the train on track — what feelings do you have when you control and balance the Train of Thought?
  • Use your imagination to create a story and perform it at Dream Productions.

The Art

Designing the Mind World

Pixar’s artists draw many versions of characters and their environments before a film is animated, exploring different possibilities for how they can look. The artwork reproductions displayed represent just a tiny fraction of the more than 20,000 drawings and paintings created during the visual development of Inside Out.