While visiting Pittsburgh as a family, be sure not miss out on Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. In this post, I want to cover some of the pertinent info to plan for the best trip! I know will love visiting the children’s museum! They have great art pieces that are interactive and perfect for all ages, making one of the best stops for families!
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Plan Your Visit
We figured we would only spend a few hours at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh but boy were we wrong. We spent almost our entire day here! I was so worried that Kelton (11 yr old) would be bored or that there would be nothing for Octavia ( 6 months old) but it was pretty well balanced! So plan on taking your time and enjoying each exhibit with your family. There is also a great Cafe with the really amazing pendulum pictured above, so if you don’t pack a lunch you don’t need to leave to eat. When you are driving in, don’t forget to look for the flying fish sculptures, you will know you are in the right place! There is lots of space and an elevator for wheelchair and stroller access! BE sure to pack extra outfits or swimwear for the upper level which is all water play!
Check the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s website before your visit, but they always have amazing exhibits going on! We couldn’t wait to take the kids to the Thomas and Friends Explore the Rails exhibit, where we can have a photo op with a Thomas Model, use oversized tools to repair Percy and so much more. If you are visiting soon they also have The Pigeon comes to Pittsburgh exhibit and my kids loved it! They were spinning the washing machines to find Knuffle Bunny creating their own art but by far had the most fun launching foam hot dogs at the Plinko board to give the duckling a cookie. The kids love the climbing wall, the carpeted platforms let the kids climb all the way up to the 2nd floor.
There are two parking lots for the Museum buildings. There is a smaller one and a larger one that has the Flying Bass Fish. Parking rates are $4 for members and $6 for non-members. Be sure to snap a photo of your license plate or jot down the number as you will need it. Prior to entering the Children’s Museum Pittsburgh, you will need to pay for parking at one of the 5 meters in the lot or you can use the “Way to Park” app. You will need to enter your plate number but no need to put the slip in your car.
Hours and Ticket Information
Hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily they are closed on major holidays.
Tickets pricing is as follows:
Children ages 2 – 18: $14
Seniors aged 60+: $14
Children under age 2: Free
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
10 Children’s Way
Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15212