Choose from our many creative spaces to hold your event, or enjoy the entire Children's Museum or MuseumLab!
something for every event and style
There are many unique and creative spaces to hold your private, family, group and corporate events at the Children’s Museum. From the elegance of the Big Red Room to the casual fun of our Art Studio to a variety of small meeting rooms, you can find a space that fits your style and needs perfectly. You can even host an event throughout the Museum. View events held in a variety of Museum spaces.
Prices are for a four-hour event; additional time is billed at an hourly rate plus a 20% premium. Room setup fees and security fees may apply.
If you have questions or would like a tour of the Children’s Museum or MuseumLab, please contact our Special Events Manager at 412.322.5058, ext. 211, or [email protected].
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
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
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
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.
$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.
$800 All Day Rate
$400 Half Day Rate
There are a variety of event options in MuseumLab, our new building located in the former Carnegie Library of Allegheny next door.