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HalloWeek Begins October 24

All Costumed Visitors Receive $3 Discount


PITTSBURGH (October 15, 2014) – On Friday, October 24, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh kicks off 9-days filled with music, costumes and making to celebrate the Halloween season.  

All costumed visitors to the Museum during HalloWeek (October 24 - November 1) will receive $3 off the price of Museum admission. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum’s Admission Desk. This discount is not valid with any other discounts.

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Member Halloween Spooktacular – Friday, October 24, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Trick-or-treat through the Museum, join a costume parade, create a glow-in-the-dark silkscreen or black and orange art in the Studio and more.
Free for Museum members / $12 for member guests
RSVP by Wednesday, October 22, by calling 412-322-5058, x274 or email

Tot Discovery: Orange October – Saturday, October 25, 9:00 – 10:00 am
Children ages 18 months through 3 years can decorate pumpkins, make an orange collage, sing, dance and enjoy a snack and storytime.
$6 for members, $8 for non-members. Museum admission not included.

Sensory Friendly Halloween – Monday, October 27, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
We’re offering a fun, friendly Halloween experience in a comfortable and accepting environment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Sensory Processing Disorders. Visitors can participate in a variety of Halloween-themed activities in the Studio.  Announcement and exhibit volume will be reduced and sound reducing headphones and other accommodations made available. Costumes are welcome!

Tot Time: Costume Party – Tuesday & Wednesday, October 28 & 29, 11:00 am – Noon
Children ages 18 months through 3 years can march in a costume parade, embellish a tote bag, dance under bubbles and enjoy a snack and festive storytime.
$6 for members, $8 for non-members. Admission to the Museum not included.

Healthy Tots: Healthy Treat Alternatives – Wednesday, October 29, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join us in the Nursery exhibit for Halloween tips on what to offer beyond candy treats with Judy Dodd, MS. RD. LDN, University of Pittsburgh, Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition.

Halloween Concert with The Wreckids – Friday, October 31, 1:00 pm
Enjoy a costumed, glow-in-the-dark performance by local indie folk group The Wreckids.

El Dia de los Muertos - November 1, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Join the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse as they demonstrate the art of traditional Mexican paper cut banners as part of our celebration of Day of the Dead, El Dia de los Muertos. This Mexican holiday focuses on family and friends, history and remembering our ancestors.  

Through Friday, November 7, help us create an altar with elements of earth, air, water, and fire (just lights for us!), make papel picado, (cut tissue paper art), and craft your own bone masks in the Studio as part of this celebration.

About Children’s Museum Pittsburgh
With 80,000 square feet of space the Museum welcomes nearly 276,000 visitors annually and provides tons of fun and loads of “real stuff” experiences for play and learning. In 2011 the Museum was named as one of the nation’s ten top children’s museums by Parents magazine.  Children’s Museum Pittsburgh is located at 10 Children’s Way on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side. For general information, call (412) 322-5058 and visit