Children's Museum

10 am–5 pm Daily

Big Red Room Cafe - Round tables, red chairs, big white globe lanterns illuminate the room.

Big Red Room Café

The Cafe is a great place to have lunch or grab a snack or coffee during your Museum visit.  We welcome the non-visiting public too! You don't need to buy admission to the Children's Museum to come to the Cafe.

A plate of lettuce and tomato salad. A plate with an open face hamburger with a tomato mouth, pickle eyes, and lettuce for hair.


Weekdays & Sundays: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hot food from the kitchen is available until 3:00 pm.  Drinks, snacks, grab-and-go sandwiches, wraps and salads are available until 4:00 pm. 


Big Red Room Cafe Menu

Don't miss Chuck's Culinary Journey - a journey to the cuisine of more than 40 countries in 80 days in our Cafe! Discover new flavors and broaden your culinary horizons this winter.

Logo for Dining Smart Community - small green circle with white fork and knife. Just look for the logo to identify nutritious foods that are lower in calories, sodium, and fat, and are a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Look for the green plate logo on our menu for healthier items as identified by UPMC Health Plan's Dining Smart Community program. Learn more about our UPMC MyHealth Community Healthy Choices and UPMC Health Plan Member Admission Discounts. 

If you have questions about allergies or other dietary concerns, please contact our Food Service Manager at (412) 322-5058, ext 203.

Event Rental

The Big Red Room Cafe accommodates more than 150 people, and includes a patio for seating in good weather.

Learn more about renting this historic space for your next event.

For Groups

Boxed Lunches

$4.50 each plus 7% tax

The following options are available: 

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
  • Cheese Sandwich
  • Hot Dog
  • Turkey & Cheese Sandwich

Boxed Lunches include one sandwich, applesauce and a ½ pint milk. Minimum total of 15 with a minimum per choice of 5. Whole fruit can be substituted for applesauce upon request. 

Adult Boxed Lunches are also available.

To order Boxed Lunches, submit a Group Reservation Request Form or call our Reservationist at (412) 322-5058, ext. 240. Boxed Lunch orders must be placed at least one week in advance of your visit. 

All profits from Cafe sales are used to further Children's Museum programming.