Children's Museum

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Large banquet space set for a large party.

Museum Rental Spaces

There are many unique and creative spaces to hold your private, family and corporate events at the Children's Museum.  From the elegance of the Big Red Room to the casual fun of our Backyard, you can find a space that fits your style and needs perfectly. You can even host an event throughout the Museum! View photos of events held in a variety of Museum spaces.

Prices are for a four-hour event with the exception of the Theater; additional time will be billed at an hourly rate plus a 20% premium.  Room setup fees and security fees may apply.   

There are a variety of event options in MuseumLab, located next door to the Children’s Museum. Learn more about events at MuseumLab.

If you have questions or would like a tour of the Children’s Museum, please contact our Special Events Manager at 412.322.5058, ext. 211 or

The Entire Museum

Having a big event?  Rent the entire Museum and let your guests travel from one fun exhibit to the next!  Parents and children will equally appreciate having private access to every level of the Museum.

Size: 27,400 sq. ft.

Capacity: Suggested number of guests: 1,000

Price: $10,000

The Big Red Room

The elegance of the Big Red Room, with its timeless marble interior and stunning award-winning lighting, will enhance any occasion.

Size: 4,700 sq. ft.


  • Standing Cocktail Reception: 400
  • Seated Banquet Style: 275
  • Seated Banquet Style with Dance floor: 230
  • Seated Buffet or Stations with Dance Floor: 200

Price: $3,800

The Studio and Backyard

The Studio adds artistic flair to any event and lets your guests be an artist for the evening.  Where else can you create your own silkscreen print in evening attire?  The Backyard adds a unique outdoor space for guests to mingle and where a lookout, swing set and stone artifacts provide a touch of whimsy, weather permitting.

Size: 3,900 sq. ft.


  • Standing Cocktail Reception: 175
  • Seated Banquet Style: 150
  • Seated Banquet Style w/ Dance floor: 125
  • Seated Buffet or Stations w/ Dance Floor: 100

Price: $2,800

Anne V. Lewis Board Room

A photo of a large board room.
Anne V. Lewis Board Room

Located in the third floor of the Buhl Building, our private conference room is perfect for meetings, luncheons and sessions.

Size: 565 sq. ft.

Capacity: 30


$800 - All Day Rate

$400 - Half Day Rate


Located in the lower level of the Post Office Building, our private classrooms are suitable for meetings, luncheons, trainings and retreats.

Size: 1,000 sq. ft.

Capacity: 40


$800 All Day Rate

$400 Half Day Rate