Children's Museum

Currently Closed

Outside of a 1890 stone building with giant puppets and balloons signifying a grand opening; Photo by Ed Massery


Now Open!

What is MuseumLab?

MuseumLab is a place where kids 10+ can work with makers to create everything from furniture to apps, experiment with cutting edge technology in the creation of art, climb three stories on a unique sculpture, collaborate on one-of-a-kind art installations, and more! MuseumLab opened on April 27, 2019. Learn more about Museum Lab.

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The Museum shares MuseumLab space with partner organizations that serve youth, including:

With the creation of MuseumLab, the largest cultural campus for families in the U.S. will be located right here in Pittsburgh!


We have preserved the charm of the former Carnegie Free Library building by revitalizing much of its original 1890 structure. Many of the original building features that were covered by a remodeling in the 1970s have been uncovered.

We have received Innovative Solutions for Universal Design (isUD) certification from the University of Buffalo.

To ensure a sustainable future, we are on track for fulfilling the following guidelines: