we strongly encourage all visitors, including members and children under 2, to secure admission tickets in advance to ensure an enjoyable visit for all.

timed ticketing

To safely accommodate all visitors and limit the number of people in the building at one time, we have implemented timed ticketing through our online reservation system. Please reserve tickets for the day and time you wish to visit to ensure a safe and comfortable visit. Quantities are limited and may not be available for walk-up visitors.

Watch this video on how to buy tickets online

While we understand that precise timing may not be possible with young children and families, we ask that you arrive no more than 15 minutes in advance or no later than 30 minutes after your ticketed entry time.  If you arrive earlier than your ticketed 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.

buy tickets

You may also reserve your tickets by calling 412.322.5058, ext 210, during open hours.


individual admission

Adults: $18
Children 2–18: $16
Seniors 60+: $16
Children under 2: Free*
Members: Free*
Member Guests: 20% off admission price; no other discounts apply

*Please reserve free tickets for members and children under two in advance to help ensure a safe and comfortable visit for everyone.

reciprocal admission

We offer reciprocal admission benefits for members of institutions in the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC).

Learn more about Reciprocal Admission and Admission Discounts here

group admission

Admission for groups of 15 or more is $12 per person.

Groups must make a reservation one week (7 days) in advance of their visit date. For more information on bringing a group to the Children’s Museum or MuseumLab:

  • Contact our Group Operations Manager at 412.322.5058, ext 319, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, or groups @pittsburghkids.org   OR
  • Submit a Field Trip Request form

Group Visit FAQs

Gift cards

You may use gift cards purchased through the Children’s Museum to purchase admission tickets online.

Gift cards purchased at Giant Eagle cannot be redeemed online. To use these gift cards for admission, please call 412.322.5058, ext 210, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Learn more about Children’s Museum Gift Cards.