Children's Museum

10 am–5 pm Daily, Fri, Nov 29: 9 am - 5 pm

The Museum viewed from the outside at night

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Hours

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Daily
Nov 29 and Dec 26 - 31, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

MuseumLab: 

Mon, 11/18: 319; Tues, 11/19; 360; Wed, 11/20: 114; Thurs, 11/21: 72; Fri, 11/22: 400 (STEAM Carnival Education Day)

Fall/Winter Hours:
Mon - Fri, Noon - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nov 22, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nov 29 and Dec 26 - 31, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Children's Museum and MuseumLab are CLOSED on these days: 
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day

Admission

Children's Museum admission includes admission to MuseumLab, our new museum with exhibits and activities for kids 10+, right next door.

Adults:  $16  ($15 online)*
Children 2 - 18:  $14 ($13 online)*
Seniors 60+:  $14  ($13 online)*
Children under 2:  Free
Members: Free Become A Member
Member Guests: $3 off the Regular Admission Price  (Can only be purchased in person)

*A web convenience fee of $2 is applied to your total online ticket order.

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Our Refund Policy

Dynamic Admission Pricing

The Museum adopted a dynamic pricing system for Museum admission starting July 1, allowing us to flex our admission price in relation to attendance volume. For instance, admission prices in July and August will be $18 for adults, $16 for children 2-18 and seniors, and free for children under 2 and members. In September, admission is $10 for adults, $10 for children 2-18 and seniors, and free for children under 2 and members. See the admission calendar for more details.

You can save on admission in several ways. Buying admission passes online will provide a savings every day of the year.  And membership is the best savings, paying for itself in two visits on average. Check out our membership options.

Admission Discounts

Check out the Admissions Discounts List to view all of our admission discounts.

Museums for All Program:  Click here to learn more about our Museums for All Program that provides discounted admission for EBT card holders.

Learn about Group Visits and Field Trips

Travel Packages: VisitPITTSBURGH Kidsburgh Getaway

Museum Guidelines

  • All children under the age of 18 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 at all times.
  • We require all guests to wear proper attire, including tops, bottoms and shoes, appropriate for a family facility. 
  • The Children's Museum is a drug free, tobacco free, non-smoking campus, including e-cigarettes.  
  • Read all of the Museum Guidelines.

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. 
    The logo for the Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated - the letters ASTC with green, black, and red abstract blocks.
      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.
    The logo for the Association of Children's Museum, Reciprocal Network - A red circle with a white letter R followed by the words ACM Reciprocal Network.


  • 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.

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