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Imaginary Friends from Recycled Materials

In Disney and Pixar’s hit animated feature Inside Out, Bing Bong is Riley’s special imaginary friend who is part cat, part elephant and part dolphin, with a body made of cotton candy. What is your imaginary friend made of? Join us in MAKESHOP as we create imaginary friends using recycled materials.   This program is […]

Alexander Calder-Inspired Metal Mobile Workshop (Ages 10+)

MuseumLab 6 Allegheny Square E Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA

Learn about wire bending, balance-based kinetic sculpture, and elements of design and color in this workshop inspired by American sculptor Alexander Calder. In this one-hour workshop, participants ages 10-to-14 will create mobiles to take home at the end of the session. Tickets can be purchased in our online store Space is limited. Advance registration is […]

$8
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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 […]

Alexander Calder-Inspired Metal Mobile Workshop (Ages 10+)

MuseumLab 6 Allegheny Square E Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA

Learn about wire bending, balance-based kinetic sculpture, and elements of design and color in this workshop inspired by American sculptor Alexander Calder. In this one-hour workshop, participants ages 10-to-14 will create mobiles to take home at the end of the session. Tickets can be purchased in our online store Space is limited. Advance registration is […]

$8
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Museum Closed

The Children's Museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Open hours are Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. MuseumLab is open Saturday and Sunday, Noon - 5:00 pm.

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Museum Closed

The Children's Museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Open hours are Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. MuseumLab is open Saturday and Sunday, Noon - 5:00 pm.

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Emotions as Puppets

Each emotion in Disney and Pixar’s hit animated feature Inside Out was created to resemble a basic shape: a star for Joy, teardrop for Sadness, fire brick for Anger, a piece of broccoli for disgust and a raw nerve for Fear. What would an emotion look like in the form of a puppet? What would […]

little cryptids: mothmans’s chrysalis

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 Mothman's Chrsyalis. This program is designed for our youngest learners and their caregivers and will encourage play […]

Natural Dye Workshop (ages 10+)

MuseumLab 6 Allegheny Square E Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA

Have you ever wondered how your clothes get their color? In this two-hour workshop for ages 10-14, you will harvest dye plants, make your own natural dye, try out two different methods of dyeing, and explore the history and chemistry of fabric dyeing. Each participant will go home with a silk scarf, a cotton tote […]

$15

Copper Enameling 101: Intro to Enameling (Ages 10+)

MuseumLab 6 Allegheny Square E Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA

Design and draw on small pieces of copper, then add color using powdered glass. This workshop introduces the techniques and processes used in enameling, including using a high-temperature kiln to melt glass onto metal. Your creations can be taken home at the end of the session. Enameling 101 lays the foundation required to participate in […]

$15