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Color Matching

We often associate different colors with different emotions. In the Disney and Pixar hit animated feature Inside Out, each emotion is associated with a single color: yellow for Joy, blue for Sadness, red for Anger, green for Disgust and purple for Fear. Do colors make you feel different emotions? Do they remind you of different […]

little cryptids: hibernating jackalopes

Meet at one of the Cryptid Crawl stops and delve deeper into one of the cryptids! We will uncover the mysterious creature though mystery-solving, stories, dramatic play, arts and making.  Join us this week behind the Children's Museum as we explore the Hibernating  Jackalopes! We will be making personal potions, reading stories, practicing some guided meditation and […]

garden buddies: a squirrel’s life

Meet us outside in the Garden as we celebrate the fascinating life of squirrels! We will hunt for acorns, plant some seeds, and read some stories! This program is designed for our youngest learners and their caregivers and will encourage play and sensory experiences with plants and nature. This program is free and registration is not […]

Color Mixing

In Disney and Pixar’s hit animated feature Inside Out, each memory is a glowing orb whose color matches one of the movie's five emotions: yellow for Joy, blue for Sadness, red for Anger, green for Disgust and purple for Fear. We eventually learn that some memories are associated with a mix of emotions, and their orbs […]

The Music in Me: Explore the Relationship Between Emotions and Music with DJ Shoe

Teaching artist and DJ-producer David Shoemaker will lead museum visitors in exploring the relationship between music and emotions in our newest exhibit, Emotion’s at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out. Using the exhibit’s Control Panel as a sound station, visitors will learn how simple sounds, like a piano chord or string pluck, can be the foundation for […]

RAD Corridor Day

Spend a day exploring the cultural gems of the Northside with fun activities at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, The Andy Warhol Museum, The National Aviary, Allegheny Commons Park, City of Asylum and the Mattress Factory. Reserve FREE timed-entry admission online with Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, The Warhol, The Aviary, and the Mattress Factory by visiting […]

Emotional Charades

Emotions can look so many different ways. Pick one out of a hat and act it out at the stage in the Studio! What will it look like to you? Can others guess what emotion you are expressing? Take turns. Let someone else pick an emotion to act out—can you guess? This program is made […]

little cryptids: space goo

Meet at one of the Cryptid Crawl stops and delve deeper into one of the cryptids! We will uncover the mysterious creature though mystery-solving, stories, dramatic play, arts and making.  Join us this week behind the Children's Museum as we explore the Space Goo! This program is designed for our youngest learners and their caregivers and will […]

RAD Day 2021

Enjoy free admission to the Children's Museum and MuseumLab as part of RADical Days 2021. Tickets are limited. We strongly encourage all visitors to secure admission tickets on our website here. Programs outside of the Children’s Museum will include: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Browse items for sale from local artists at the Metal Arts […]

garden buddies: fall leaves

Join us this week for garden buddies: fall colors! The seasons are changing, and so is the garden! We will explore how both people and plants change throughout the year and make some colorful leaf art. We will also send a special project home to help you keep track of the season's changes—you can join […]