Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is committed to welcoming all visitors and providing exhibits, programs and public spaces that are inclusive and interactive for people of all abilities.

accessibility accommodations

We offer the accommodations listed for your visit and staff are trained and happy to assist you. For questions or to request accommodations for your visit, please contact accessibility@pittsburghkids.org.

Universal Design

Children’s Museum exhibits are designed to Universal Design standards, which take into account all people of diverse abilities. Products, services and environments that have been designed in this way are performance-based and address usability issues so they can be used by people of all ability levels to the fullest extent.

Entry and Admission
  • Accessible parking is available in our parking lot.
  • A Museum map is available at the Admissions desk.
  • We offer free admission to any therapeutic staff support, 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.
Service Animals

Registered service dogs and miniature horses are welcome in the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and MuseumLab. Animals defined as “comfort animals” or “therapy animals” are not defined by the ADA as service animals and will not be admitted to the Museum.

Wheelchair Access
  • The Children’s Museum’s main entrance at 10 Children’s Way is wheelchair accessible; MuseumLab offers a ground level accessible entrance at 6 Allegheny Square East.
  • Exhibit areas are accessible by ramp and elevator, with the exception of the Gravity Room in the Kindness Gallery.
  • Versatile Velcro lap tables, adjustable to fit most wheelchairs, are available upon request.
  • Motorized wheelchairs are always permitted.
  • Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sensory Friendly Accommodations
  • Sensory tools, including sound canceling headphones, weighted neck wraps and wrist assistance cuffs, are available upon request. To request an item in advance of your visit, please contact accessibility@pittsburghkids.org.
  • The Children’s Museum offers engaging programs for children and families with autism spectrum disorders and sensory sensitivities. To learn about upcoming programs, visit our calendar or contact mmendez@pittsburghkids.org.
  • Museum Stories offers a description of Museum exhibits told from a child’s perspective and utilizing visual messages to help prepare you for a visit.
Vision Accommodations
  • A tactile Museum map is available at the Admissions Desk.
  • Sighted guides are available for descriptive tours. Please contact accessibility@pittsburghkids.org two weeks in advance of your visit to schedule a tour.
  • American Sign Language interpreters are available for tours and public programs. Please contact accessibility@pittsburghkids.org two weeks in advance of your visit to schedule.

Learn about accessible resources at MuseumLab, our new museum for youth 10 and older located next door to the Children’s Museum building.