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Sensory Friendly Halloween

Children and families with sensory sensitivities can enjoy a fun, family-friendly experience in a comfortable and accepting environment. Exhibits, spaces and sound levels will be adjusted. We will have silent disco sessions with Ryan Erique Brown, circus performances including O'Ryan the O'Mazing, face painting with Beanie Paints and more. Social distancing and masking is required […]

SOLD OUT Member Halloween Spooktacular

The not-so-spooky, family-friendly event is back! Wear your costume and come for tricks and treats at the museum, including face painting, circus performers and a family dance party. This event is sold out. Join the waitlist here.  


Museum Closed

The Museum is closed today. Open hours as of November 1, 2021, are Thursday - Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. MuseumLab is open Saturday & Sunday, Noon - 5:00 pm. We will also be open December 26 - 31, 2021, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Sewing Imaginary Friends

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? Let's sew new imaginary friends using fabric, repurposed stuffed animals and sewing techniques in MAKESHOP.   […]

Metal Cutting 101: Intro to Sawing and Cutting (Ages 10+)

MuseumLab 6 Allegheny Square E Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA

Create unique copper shapes through the use of jewelry saws and metal punches. The focus of this session will be on practicing tool use, but some practice pieces may be taken home at the end for use in future projects. Participants who have taken this workshop will be eligible for more advanced Metal Cutting 102 […]


Museum Late Opening

Due to the route of the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler, the Children's Museum will open at Noon today.

Speak with Spray Paint: Personalize Your Style (ages 12+)

MuseumLab 6 Allegheny Square E Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA

Use spray paint to express yourself through fashion. Inspired by street-art and graffiti, this workshop will explore the art and technique of spray painting and stenciling to redesign our clothes. Together we’ll talk about personal style as a tool for liberation and community building. Bring a piece of clothing you love, or hate, to redesign […]


Design Squad: Helping Animals

Do you have a pet or know someone who does? Do you like animals? How could you create a better way to care for a pet or help other animals? Use your imagination to design something new in during the Design Squad Days workshop series! In this workshop, you’ll learn the steps of the design […]


Margo! A play performed by Puddle Jump

Join us in the Studio for a world premier performance of Margo! a play about the life of Margo Lovelace performed  by local puppet group, Puddle Jump! Margo Lovelace is a local puppeteer who opened the first DIY puppet theatre in the country in Pittsburgh's Shadyside neighborhood. After the theater closed and Margo chose to […]

Design Squad: Make School Cool

Is there something about your experiences at school that you would change? What would it be? What could you create to make your time at school better? Use your imagination to design something new in the maker space during the Design Squad Days workshop series! In this workshop, you’ll learn the steps of the design process […]