Children's Museum

10 am–5 pm Daily, 9 am - 5 pm on Fri, Nov 29

Fred Rogers Memories

Celebrating the Legacy of Fred Rogers and How He's Inspired the Children’s Museum

Fred Rogers was a friend and mentor to many at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, and his advice to "think of the children first" guides all of us at the Museum today.

Over the last 20 years, we've created three exhibits based on his groundbreaking television show, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood":  Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: A Hands-on Exhibit, How People Make Things and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit.  You can read the history and timeline of this work here.

We celebrate this relationship and Fred’s meaningful work with Fred Rogers Memories, a series in the Children's Museum and MuseumLab featuring artifacts, special events, an exhibit popup, photos and video.   

Fred Rogers Memories

Now Open

Artifacts from "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"

On display in MuseumLab

  • Original Mister Rogers' sweater and sneakers 
  • Original show puppets - King Friday XIII, Queen Sarah Saturday, Henrietta Pussycat, X the Owl, Lady Elaine Fairchilde, Daniel Striped Tiger and Gran Pere
  • Red sweaters for photo ops
  • Candid Fred Rogers photos by Lynn Johnson
  • Video clips from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • Memory books to leave your memories of Fred Rogers and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • Since music was so integral to "Mister Rogers Neighborhood", we bought a piano - sit down and play your favorite neighborhood tune!

Exhibit Pop Up from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit

In the Children's Museum's Nursery

  • Sit on Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood trolley
  • Try on a red sweater and take a photo with a Daniel and friends backdrop
  • Write down your favorite life "strategy" and take one from the Strategy Wall

Mister Rogers Neighborhood Sweater Drive, 20th anniversary

Through December 16
Drop off gently used sweaters for local families in need in the Children's Museum lobby.