Children's Museum

Mon-Sun 10am–5pm

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10:00 am - 5:00 pm Every Day
Our Studio and MAKESHOP close at 4:30 pm daily.

ClosedNew Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, the day after Labor Day (for our annual cleaning and maintenance day), Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day


Adult: $13
Children 2-18: $12
Senior Citizen: $12
Children Under 2: Free

Members: Free   Become A Member
Member Guest: $11

Purchase Admission Tickets Online

For current discounts, see our list of Admissions Discounts.

For group visits, please see Field Trips page

All children visiting the Children's Museum must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.  For safety sake, we remind you that all adult visitors must supervise the children in their party.


Wi-Fi services are offered in the Museum's Lobby, Cafe, and Studio.  Just connect to the network called Green Light Wireless.

Wi-Fi courtesy of Green Light Wireless.

Group Visits

Groups of 15 or more receive a discount group rate; please visit our Field Trips page for more details.

The Museum is busiest with group visits from April through August.  Follow our Facebook page at for weekly updates about the density of group visitation.  (On a daily basis, a high level for group visits is 300+, which includes children and chaperones.) 

Reciprocal Admission

If you are a visiting member from a reciprocal institution and would like to receive reciprocal admission, please note:  

  • To receive Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program benefits, you must present a current Membership Card from an ASTC reciprocal institution and a valid photo id with proof of residence. 
      You must
    live more than 90 miles away ("as the crow flies") from the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh for benefits to apply. ASTC reciprocity will grant FREE admission for up to two adults and up to three children that are listed on your institution's membership.  Please visit the ASTC website for a complete listing of participating programs and restrictions.   Note:Membership to Children's Museum of Pittsburgh is not reciprocal with membership to Carnegie Science Center (Pittsburgh, PA) or the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum(Canton, OH), and vice versa.
  • To receive Association of Children's Museums (ACM) Reciprocal Network benefits,
    you must present a current Membership Card from an ACM reciprocal institution with the ACM Reciprocal Network logo on the card and a valid photo ID with proof of residence.  ACM reciprocity will grant 50% discount on admission fees for up to 6 people that are listed on your institution's membership. Please visit the ACM website for a complete listing of participating museums. 


Please download the Admissions Discounts List PDF below to see all of our admission discounts.

Pennsylvania Access EBT Program
Holders of a PA ACCESS EBT card (green card) are admitted at $1 for up to 4 people. The card must be shown at admission.  Every adult being admitted on the card must show a photo ID with the same address as the cardholder.

Requesting a Donation?

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh takes pride in our support of nonprofit organizations and schools. If you would like to request an admission donation from the Museum, click here.