Children's Museum

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Museum At Home

Our online projects were featured in USA Today!

We love introducing you to all kinds of activities in the Children's Museum and MuseumLab, and love it even more when you keep the activities and creativity going at home. 

Kid makers, please work with a parent or caregiver on every project and always use safety precautions when using tools of any kind. 

Share what you're making at home on our social media channels! Facebook, Instagram and Twitter   @pghkids / #pghkids / @museumlabpgh / #museumlabpgh

Early Learning @ Home

Our Early Childhood team has created activity sheets for our youngest learners and their caregivers to explore. Each month, we'll share themed activities focused on Art + Making, Wellness, and Outdoor Exploration. Click on the month to download the activity sheet.

January: Wishes Make wishing sticks, meditation chains, and go on a wish tree hike.

February: Warmth Practice simple partner yoga poses, paint a kindness stone, try a hot cocoa recipe & more.

March: Springtime Make your own binoculars, looks for signs of spring outdoors & more. Leer en español aquí.

April: Grow Make edible arrangements, try outdoor painting & more. Leer en español aquí.

Tough Art @ Home 2020

We're so excited to announce Tough Art @ Home 2020, our first-ever virtual version of the annual Tough Art program!

We retooled this normally in-person residency this year and created a virtual option for creative, hands-on learning opportunities.

Five incredible artists have created art-making activities inspired by their creative process for you to try at home.

Check out their projects

Let's Try...

Check out video instructions for creative activities you can try at home. We post new projects often, so keep checking back! 

Kid makers, please work with a parent or caregiver on every project and always be very careful when using tools of any kind. 

See all of our Let's Try activities

Window Art Gallery - Extended

Share your artistic talents for others to enjoy! We're displaying our visitors' beautiful art in our Window Gallery while the Children's Museum is closed. If you have art you would like to share, just put it in our drop box on the Museum's front porch.

We are not able to return art donations, so please drop off pieces that you don't mind parting with.

Learn how to be a part of the Window Art Gallery

Let's Go Outside

There are always interesting things to discover in our backyards and neighborhoods!

See all of our Let's Go Outside videos

Neighborhood Singalong

We believe the voices of children and families help us connect to each other, and the world - and what better way to start than a “Neighborhood Singalong” of the iconic song, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” from our friend and mentor, Fred Rogers?

Our friends responded in amazing and heartwarming ways.

See the Neighborhood Singalong

Want more music? Enjoy our Museum Spotify Playlist

New Ways to Say "Hi!"

Many of you shared the ways that you say "hi" in these days of social distancing. Thank you for lending your creativity, humor and love to this collection!

See all the ways here

The Makeshop Show

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, we created The Makeshop Show to introduce our (then) new MAKESHOP exhibit and making activities to our audience. We created online content for the show to show off some really cool projects and makers through videos, blog posts, contests and interviews. Please enjoy these throwback videos from 2011 - 2014 - because creative DIY projects never get old!

Check out the Makeshop Show activities