Children's Museum

10am–5pm Weekdays & Sundays; 9am-5pm Saturdays

Two boys sit on the grass with books in their laps, using their fingers to read braille.

Thank You Louis Braille

Featured Programs & Event

1:00pm
3:00pm
January 28, 2018

Join us in the Art Studio to celebrate the life and legacy of Louis Braille and learn about his contributions to literacy for everyone! We'll have guests from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and lots of hands on activities. You can touch braille books, use a slate and stylus to write a message, and hunt for braille around the Museum. Hear Louis's story at a special story time featuring the book Six Dots by Jen Bryant.

  • Story times at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm 

This program is presented as part of Braille Literacy Month. Braille is a code of raised dots to make text readable for individuals with low vision. It is named after it’s inventor, Louis Braille, who was born on January 4, 1809 and lost his sight as a child. January has been declared Braille Literacy Month to celebrate his life and honor his legacy.