Children's Museum

Mon-Sun 10am–5pm

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

Big Red Room Café


Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The kitchen closes at 3:00 pm daily.  Drinks, snacks and grab-and-go sandwiches, wraps and salads are available until 4:00 pm.

Big Red Room Cafe Menu

New!  Look for the green plate logo on our menu for healthier items as identified by UPMC Health Plan's Dining Smart Community program.

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.

Note: You can enjoy the Museum Cafe without purchasing admission to the Museum.

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. 

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

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. 

Delicious 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. 

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