Our timed ticketing system allows you to get admission tickets for your visit in advance

view this video for step-by-step instructions on how to reserve your tickets

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hours & access

Children’s Museum Hours of Operation:

Monday – Sunday
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

MuseumLab Hours of Operation:

Saturday & Sunday
Noon – 5:00 PM

Learn about MuseumLab, our new art/tech/making space for youth and teens

The Children’s Museum and MuseumLab are closed on the following days:
  • January 1, 2023, for New Year’s Day
  • May 29, 2023, for Memorial Day
  • June 19, 2023, for Juneteenth
  • July 4, 2023, for Independence Day
  • September 4, 2023, for Labor Day
  • November 23, 2023, for Thanksgiving
  • December 25, 2023, for Christmas Day


We have a timed ticketing online reservation system to help us manage capacity in the Museum and provide a safe and comfortable visit for all.

We strongly encourage all visitors, including members and children under 2, to have a reserved admission tickets for a specific day and time.

Quantities are limited and may not be available for walk-up visitors.

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You may also reserve tickets by calling 412.322.5058, ext 210.

Entry Time:
While we understand that precise timing may not be possible all the time with young children and families, we ask that you arrive no more than 15 minutes in advance or no later than 30 minutes after the time of your ticketed entry time.  If you arrive earlier than your timed ticket entry time, you may be asked to wait outside.  There is no time limit on your visit, you can stay as long as you like.

Admission Discounts and Reciprocal Admission:
We offer a variety of discounts for visitors, including participating in the Museums of All program and offering reciprocal admission through the ACM and ASTC programs.

Free admission is also provided to any therapeutic support staff, counselor, doctor, therapist or nurse that accompanies a visitor as part of their professional responsibilities. Please provide employee identification at the Admissions Desk to receive admission.

Learn more about admission discounts and reciprocal admission here

health & safety

Our touchless admission, improved HVAC and reduced room capacities help ensure a safe and comfortable visit for your family.

mask policy

Masks are optional at the Children’s Museum and MuseumLab for visitors ages 2+ when Allegheny County is at a COVID risk level of Low or Medium.

Masks are available upon request.

Learn more about our response to COVID-19

museum rules

View or download the rules and policies of the Children’s Museum and MuseumLab that help ensure all visitors have a safe and enjoyable visit.

Children’s Museum Rules & Policies


A map of the Museum is available at the Admissions desk.

Download the map here.

photo policy

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh may make, use and publicize photographic and videographic images and audio recordings of Museum visitors in public spaces of the facility, along with their first names and likenesses, for marketing and promoting the Museum, the activities, the Museum’s partners or collaborators, and for other business purposes. Visitors authorize the Museum to engage in such use and publicity  without additional payment of any kind to them. Visitors further release, discharge and agree to hold harmless the Museum from any liability that may arise from such use and publicity, including without limitation any claims by visitors for libel or violation of any right of publicity or privacy.