Create, Explore and Discover at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

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.

Left: Spinning barrels and Trolley in the Garage. Top Right: Outside of Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. Bottom Right: Claire painting in the Studio.
Left: Spinning barrels and Trolley in the Garage. Top Right: Outside of Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Bottom Right: Claire painting in the Studio.

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.

Top Left: The Garage is full of moving exhibit pieces. Right: Trying to keep our balance in The Attic's tilted 20 degree floor. Bottom Left: Mr. Rogers sweater
Top Left: The Garage is full of moving exhibit pieces. Right: Trying to keep our balance in The Attic’s tilted 20 degree floor. Bottom Left: Mr. Rogers sweater

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.

Top: Grace and Claire use the blow dryers to dry off. Bottom Left: Grace plays at a Water Table. Bottom Right: Claire pumps water.
Top: Grace and Claire use the blow dryers to dry off. Bottom Left: Grace plays at a Water Table. Bottom Right: Claire pumps water.

When planning your trip to Pittsburgh be sure to use www.VisitPittsburgh.com. For any information about the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, go to www.pittsburghkids.org.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

10 Children’s Way
Allegheny Square
Pittsburgh, PA  15212

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Parking

The rate for parking in any of the Museum’s lots are:
Members: $3
Non-Members: $5

Museum Admission
Adult: $13.00
Child: $12.00
Senior: $12.00
Under 2: FREE
This is not a paid post. All opinions and views were my own. Thank you to VisitPittsburgh for the passes and to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh thank you for providing tickets to facilitate this post. 
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Megan
Megan is a stay at home mom of 2 girls, 5 and 4 years old. Currently, Megan lives in the Youngstown area. Megan grew up overseas with parents who were missionaries. She hopes to give a global perspective to her writing, as well as ideas of how to bring different cultures into your home in a fun way. Megan likes to spend her time crafting, creating DIY gifts, cooking, and discovering new fun places to go with her family.
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