Children's Museum

Currently Closed

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.


The Cafe in Children's Museum of Pittsburgh is currently closed in accordance with the latest guidance from federal and state health officials.


Big Red Room Cafe Menu

Healthy Options

Look for the green plate logo on our menu for healthy items as identified by UPMC Health Plan's Dining Smart Community program. Learn more about 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.