The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh was a fun stop during our trip to Pittsburgh. For my kids it was a great place to create, explore, learn, and even get a little wet! My husband seemed to love the Children’s Museum as much as my girls did! When we visited the Children’s Museum we found that Pittsburgh icon Fred Rogers of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood helped the Children’s Museum create the Mr. Rogers and Us exhibit.
I received passes and tickets to facilitate this post.
Always “A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood” at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
If you are visiting Pittsburgh on a rainy day, you need to fit the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh into your plans! I love to watch my children’s creative sides emerge, and the Children’s Museum has a variety of areas to bring out creativity! The first place we visited upon entering the museum was the Studio. The Studio has daily activities until 4:30 pm including painting at kid sized easels with smocks that are provided, free form clay sculpting and screen printed posters. Visit this area first so that your items can dry, pick them up on your way out.
The Attic was one of our first rooms to visit, this is the area that included a room with a 20 degree tilted floor. It definitely took me a little bit of time to get used to the angle of the floor without stumbling into the wall! Through the halls of the Children’s Museum are many different science theme exhibits. Some have to do with movement, magnets, sound. There is something to interest everyone at the Children’s Museum.
In the Garage, take time to let your kids play on the slides, and discover how things move. This area has a life size version of the “Neighborhood Trolley”.
If you plan to visit Pittsburgh before September 21st, be sure to visit the XOXO exhibit, the theme is Love and Forgiveness. This exhibit is great, this area teaches about love and forgiveness with activities that teach children to be open with their feelings, and teach them how to work through different emotions.
Cool Down with WaterPlay at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
If you have been out running around all day, cool down at the Children’s Museum in the WaterPlay area. This area is awesome! Smocks are provided to protect your children’s clothes as much as possible. You may bring swim suits for your children and can use the changing room to put them on.
This area inspires kids to see how water moves, and how things can be powered by water. There is plenty of seating for parents to sit and enjoy watching your children play. This area has windows all around, making it feel like you are outside. And if your child or a parent gets really wet, there are convenient blow dryers to warm up and make your child’s clothes nice and dry again.
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
10 Children’s Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
The rate for parking in any of the Museum’s lots are: