Our new 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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We're excited to open the children's museum and museumlab on June 12 with new exhibits, new safety protocols and limited days and hours of operation to help your family have a safe and enjoyable visit.

hours & access

Children’s Museum Hours of Operation:

Wednesday –  Sunday
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Open exhibits in the Children’s Museum include the Studio, Makeshop, Kindness Gallery, the Garage, Waterplay and Emotions at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out.

MuseumLab Hours of Operation:

Saturday & Sunday
Noon – 5:00 PM

Learn more about MuseumLab at www.museumlab.org.

The Children’s Museum and MuseumLab are closed on the following days:
  • Independence Day – July 4, 2021
  • September 6 – 8, 2021  –  For Labor Day and staff training and cleaning
  • Thanksgiving Day – November 25, 2021
  • Christmas Day – December 25, 2021
  • New Year’s Day – January 1, 2022
  • Memorial Day – May 30, 2022


We have implemented timed ticketing through our online reservation system to limit capacity in the Museum and provide a safe and comfortable visit for all.

We strongly encourage all visitors, including members, to reserve their admission tickets for a specific day and time in advance.

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

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 all visitors arrive within 30 minutes of their 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.

health & safety

We’ve implemented new procedures, including touchless admission and reduced room capacities, to help ensure a safe and comfortable visit for your family.

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