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Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

10 Childrens Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5250
+1 412-322-5058
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Excellent Children's Museum, Ideal for 6 and under

A visit to the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh is essential for families visiting Pittsburgh with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
michelskt
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Lots of fun!!

Made a trip here on a stop through during a long drive. The staff is exceptionally helpful and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Empeeps
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Michigan
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Hi! We're having a great time at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and the only thing missing is you. MAKESHOP, our tinkering space, has real tools and materials such as wood, sewing machines, hammers, nails, a loom, animation station and more. Jump right in, that circuit isn't going to build itself! The Art Studio is calling for your creative energy to design and ink a silkscreen, paint, sculpt clay and create something unique alongside the many working artists who visit. Young ones, you are royalty in the Nursery, a space filled with colors, shapes and textures perfect for your growing minds and bodies. The Attic, Garage and Waterplay (because it's just not fun until your underwear is soaked) round out the permanent exhibits. But not so fast. From marching bands, slam poets and cultural traditions to letters that fall from the ceiling and a crawling maze made out of packing tape, our temporary exhibits, performers, programs, artists-in-residence and artwork are particularly awesome too. If we don't hear the protests of departing kids at the end of each day, we're not doing our jobs right.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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10 Childrens Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5250
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+1 412-322-5058
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"water area"
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"all ages"
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"water shoes"
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"art projects"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A visit to the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh is essential for families visiting Pittsburgh with children ages 6 and under. The exhibits prioritize action and learning by doing, plus are extremely fun. Compared to other Children's Museums that I've been to, I find that this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a trip here on a stop through during a long drive. The staff is exceptionally helpful and great with kids and the museum is full of fun. The Mo Willems exhibit was a lot of fun, too. Our kids loved sewing their own pouch...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take kids for the day. Tons of play areas and learning! Loved the Mo Willems exhibit as he is one of our favorite authors. Fun for kids up to maybe the 10-11 age range although there's really more to do for the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked the water park the best. We took our bathing suits and ran thru the sprinklers. We carried buckets of water thru the rain that comes from sprinklers overhead. We saw Mo Willems exhibit - a famous author of Pig and Elephants books. Don't...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was actually my second time visiting the Children's Museum as an adult with no kids! I visited 6 years ago to see the Mister Rogers items in their collection; at the time they had a big trolley you could climb on, Mister Roger's sweaters,...More

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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We very much appreciate your review. Many thanks!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

My kids are now adults, but this our go to place when young neices and nephews visit. So much to see and do. Everyone will leave satisfied and probably tired. Great place to let the little ones burn off some steam.

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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

It's great to hear that you and your family continue to visit us. Please come back next time they're in town. Thank you so much for the feedback!

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

This was our first time visiting and I read a lot of the reviews before going. I think my 5 year old was at the perfect age, whereas my 7 year old had fun, but I do think he was almost too old. Regardless we...More

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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

We appreciate your feedback!

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We have been here several times with kids ages ranging from one to 11 and we will come back again. We ha e fun every time. If you’re not in a hurry you can easily spend four+ hours playing and learning. We are thankful for...More

Thank ChrisBozic
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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

We love hearing from our regular visitors and appreciate your feedback. Many thanks!

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The Children’s Museum is a great place for kids. I highly suggest checking on their website for field trip activity. They show how many field trips are planned for the week on their site. I realize it might be tough to plan, but I’d avoid...More

Thank lindsay0215
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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

We very much appreciate your feedback! Checking the website to monitor fieldtrip activity is a great suggestion. Every Friday, we also post the coming week's Fieldtrip Forecast on our Facebook page: @pittsburghkids.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

It was a good place to take children where they can touch everything and play. The water area very good. I did feel the price for adults is a little high.

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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

We appreciate your feedback!

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PRH10
26 March 2018|
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Response from PittsburghKids | Property representative |
We are about 1.5 miles from the Heinz History Center, which Maps has as a 30-minute walk. It’s a fairly scenic walk, you can walk to PNC Park and cross over the Allegheny River on the Roberto Clemente Bridge or the Andy... More
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26 March 2018|
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Response from heathershen | Reviewed this property |
I drove, but according to googlemaps, to walk from the Heinz History Center to the Children's Museum, it is 1.3miles. So, if you're game for that walk, certainly. :) I don't like driving in the city either, but I didn't... More
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I don't remember seeing that big slot in the parking area. Please call them and check.
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