Children's Museum

10am–5pm Daily

A storyteller entertains a crowd of children and adults after asking some audience members to help with his skit.


Places, everyone! Bring your imagination and stories to life in our Theater or see professional performers ranging from ballet dancers to puppeteers to circus artists.  You can:

  • Create a message in light with Transient Light Graffiti by Jen Elk and Jeremy Bert, on loan from Pittsburgh Glass Center
  • Enjoy changing displays of youth art and photography in our Youth Gallery
  • Visit the professional radio studio of The Saturday Light Brigade, which broadcasts a weekly family radio program each Saturday; studio tours and special programs let you explore the sound studio and make recordings

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The Art Here

Puppets from the Margo Lovelace collection

Design Matters

Some of the sustainable features retained from the Museum's 2004 expansion:

  • Exposed original terra cotta tile ceiling
  • Refurbished theater seats from the Buhl Planetarium

Related Field Trips

Visiting Tips

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