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Museum Late Opening

The Children's Museum and MuseumLab will open at noon today due to the route of the Pittsburgh Marathon.

MAKESHOP: Rube Goldberg™ Machines

Work together to create and activate chain-reaction contraptions that use everyday objects to complete simple tasks in the most over-complicated, inefficient and hilarious ways possible! Rube Goldberg™ machines are many […]

studio: stop motion animation

Join us in the Studio as we explore stop motion animation! What stories can you tell using this technology?


MAKESHOP: Wind Tunnel

How does air make things move? Experiment with different materials and place your creations into a wind tunnel. Can you make things soar, tumble, fly or fall?


art studio: crankies

A crankie is a moving panoramic picture that is drawn on a scroll. Performers twist the scroll to share the story with the audience! This week, we will be dreaming […]

storytime: waterplay

Join us in Waterplay for Story Time. We’ll read stories about snow, ice, water, and aquatic animals!

Doors Open Pittsburgh: MuseumLab

Museum is one of the 30+ Northside buildings participating in DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh on Saturday, May 7! Explore the architecture and history of the first Carnegie Library, and see how […]

Early Café & MuseumLab Closure

The Big Red Room Cafe will close at 3:00 pm, and MuseumLab will close at 4:00 pm,  in preparation for a special event.


MAKESHOP: Plastic Fusion

Explore how heat changes the properties of plastic! Join us in MAKESHOP as we use heat tools to fuse recycled plastic together. What textures and colors do you see? How […]