Children's Museum

10 am–5 pm Daily

A young girl makes a silkscreen on paper using yellow paint.


Visit our multimedia art studio to let your creative vision loose and learn new art forms through open-ended art activities and artist-led workshops.

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Frequent Activities*

Activities offered in our multimedia studio for visitors of all ages include:

A family sculpting clay at a table together. Left to right: daughter, son, and mother.

  • Painting at kid-sized easels (smocks help minimize the creative impact)
  • Making a free-form clay sculpture using a variety of shaping tools
  • Creating a screen-printed poster using cut newspaper to define the shapes and words you ink onto paper at silkscreen beds
    The logo for PPG Industries, Pittsburgh Plate Glass - A blue rectangle with rounded corners, with the letters PPG inside. Preceded by the text Official Provider of Color.

*Please note, these activities may be switched with different ones as we prototype new ideas throughout September

Special Events 

Check the Calendar of Events for special Studio activities every month, such as:

  • Learning new art forms and creating new artworks with artists in residence
  • An accessible-to-all pottery wheel which can be lowered, raised and adjusted for use by younger children, children sitting on adults' laps, left-handed users and people using wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices. Watch the video below to see it in action: 

    The accessible-to-all pottery wheel was made possible by support from the Kevin R. and Tracy Ann Walsh Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, the MAK Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation and the Vitasta Bazaz and Sheen Sehgal Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation in Memory of Dr. Kuldeep. 

The Studio closes at 4:30 pm daily.

The Art Here

Design Matters

The design of the Studio incorporates many sustainable features, including:

  • Original wood and terrazzo floor
  • Natural light
  • Historic stained glass windows

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Visiting Tips

Use the downloadable file below for tips for before and after your visit to the Studio.