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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 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 be very careful 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

Neighborhood Singalong

We believe the voices of children and families can 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?

Your response was both amazing and heartwarming. We hope it brightens your day as much as it has ours!

Neighborhood Singalong

Want more music? Enjoy our Museum Spotify Playlist

Let's Try...

This new series provides 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.   Now let's try...


Shaving Cream Prints

Make a beautiful marbled print using shaving cream and food coloring. What other materials could you use with this technique?

Let's Try Shaving Cream Prints
 

See all of our Let's Try activities here.

Let's Try... Birthday Edition

Many of us are celebrating birthdays in ways that are pretty different, and the challenge is bringing out our creative spirit! The newest addition to the Children's Museum campus, MuseumLab, celebrated its first birthday on April 27, 2020 and the occasion inspired us to offer these fun projects to help you celebrate at home. 

Recycled Candles

Make a new candle from leftover candle scraps.

Let's Try Making Recycled Candles

See all of our Birthday activities here.

Let's Go Outside

This new series explores the many beautiful plants and flowers in our own backyards!

Trellising Peas

Remember those peas we started at the Museum and then transplanted? Now it's time to make a trellis to help them grow bigger!

Let's Go Outside: Trellising Peas
 

See all of our Let's Go Outside activities here.

New Ways to Say "Hi!"

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

New Ways to Say Hi!
 

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 go out of style!

See Makeshop Show activities here.


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