Children's Museum

Currently Closed

MAKEnight: Medieval! (21+)


August 30, 2018

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Ye Olde MAKEnight is back! The King and Queen of MAKEnight hereby request your presence on the thirtieth day in August, in the year of two thousand & eighteen. Be prepared to defend your honor while enjoying a brew and light fair.


  • Turn up the heat and solder your own metal crown out of wire, or bend it into an ornate circlet
  • Explore calligraphy techniques on tea dyed pages while writing a letter for a carrier pigeon to carry to your betrothed
  • Battle a dragon piñata to discover the treasures within
  • Make a flower crown using recycled materials! #yasqueen
  • Dance around a Maypole! Maybe summer will last a little longer?
  • Enjoy impromptu performances from actors as they make the Museum their Medieval stage
  • Search the Museum for the Holy Grail and your chance to win tickets to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival
  • Try your hand at stitching, with some traditional blackwork embroidery
  • Paint a picture with paints made from natural pigments preseted by 412 Food Rescue
  • Explore the ancient art of papermaking
  • Join the Society for Creative Anachronisms (SCA) as they demonstrate the art of spinning fiber, and Viking cord making
  • Jump in the stocks for a #stockphoto


  • Enjoy some authentic brews, crafted and made possible by the SCA 
  • Enjoy a Medieval beverage of choice, beer! Samples generously provided by Brooklyn Brewery
  • Have some bread and cheese with that Medieval beverage
  • Spear a delicious ravioli provided by City Fresh Pasta
  • Toast to your King and Queen with a glass of wine provided by Barefoot Wine

And that's not all, keep your eyes peeled for a carrier pigeon (or just check back here) for more additions to the fun!

Click here to purchase thy tickets now! 

This event is sponsored in part by Yelp and Barefoot Wines.