Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and MuseumLab offer exciting exhibits, artwork and programs for a wonderful, family experience. Plan your visit today!

hours & access

Children’s Museum Hours

  • Monday – Sunday
    10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

MuseumLab Hours

  • Saturday & Sunday
    Noon – 5:00 PM

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

field trip forecast

Here’s a snapshot of the total number of visitors on field trips we’ll see this week to help you plan your visit.


The Children’s Museum and MuseumLab are closed on the following days:

  • May 27, 2024, for Memorial Day
  • June 19, 2024, for Juneteenth
  • July 4, 2024, for Independence Day
  • September 2, 2024, for Labor Day and several days following for annual days of maintenance, upgrades and training
  • November 28, 2024, for Thanksgiving
  • December 25, 2024, for Christmas Day
  • January 1, 2025, for New Year’s Day


We encourage all visitors, including members and children under 2, to reserve tickets in advance for the day you wish to visit through our online reservation system. Having your tickets printed or on your phone speeds along your admission so you can spend more time having fun!

Reserved tickets are good all day – you can arrive at your desired time and stay as long as you like.

Walk-up tickets are also available.

buy tickets

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

Admission Discounts & 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.

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nursing areas

There are dedicated nursing rooms in the following areas:

Children’s Museum – 2nd Floor Hallway
MuseumLab – Lower Level

There are also designated quiet areas in the following exhibits: Art Studio, Nursery, Waterplay and Traveling Exhibits Gallery.

Museum Map

health & safety

Our touchless admission process ensures a safe and comfortable visit for your family.

Hand sanitizers are available throughout the museum.

Masks are available upon request.

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.