Children's Museum

10 am–5 pm Daily

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

Welcome to the Neighborhood:  A 21+ Event at MuseumLab

Thursday, November 14
6:30 – 9:30 PM at MuseumLab

Help us celebrate our favorite Pittsburgher in the new MuseumLab!  It's an evening of special activities, food and drink, and special guests that help us feel a bit more neighborly.  Check out artifacts from the original "Mister Rogers" show, get your selfie in the iconic red sweater, make crayons like on a Mister Rogers factory tour, create little red sweaters for holiday ornaments, contribute to a Pittsburgh neighborhood-themed mural and more. 

And meet Mr. McFeely!

Then take time to explore this newly renovated building that is the latest "charm" in a neighborhood of cultural treasures.

TICKETS:   $20;  $15 for Museum Members/Students


Bring a new or gently used sweater (adult or child sizes) to donate to the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive and be entered to win a basket of Mister Rogers goodies! 

Food and adult beverages complimentary of the Children's Museum.

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.

Being Kind in the Neighborhood: 
An Evening of Conversation about the Legacy of Fred Rogers 

Thursday, November 7
6:00 – 8:30 PM at MuseumLab

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this inspiring evening!

This program provided with support from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.