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Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

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Address: 10 Childrens Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5250
Phone Number: +1 412-322-5058
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Hi! We're having a great time at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and the...

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.

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Daniel Tiger: a big hit

We were in town visiting family for Thanksgiving and looking for something to do with our children ages 3 and 10.5 months. We were able to get in for free due to our membership to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer S
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Buffalo, New York
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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been to a few childrens museums over the years, each with their own positives and negatives. I think this one was just OK. The best part of it was the top floor water works. If you are a local this would be amazing to take the kids to during the winter. They can get their bathing suits on and just... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in town visiting family for Thanksgiving and looking for something to do with our children ages 3 and 10.5 months. We were able to get in for free due to our membership to our local science museum. Note: It's worth looking into the reciprocity list to see where you can go with your family. It has come in... More 

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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this review

Thank you for your thorough review, Jennifer. Families who have not yet visited are sure to find your feedback very helpful! More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome Children's Museum and it's made the way a children's museum should be. It's multiple levels of hands on kids activities. It has an arts and crafts section, water section (tip, bring swim suits and a towel) it has science in it, and all sorts of awesomeness. I would recommend bringing kids here all the time.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to a few children's museums (my wife asked where the display of kids was in this museum), but this one is fantastic. We planned to go to the Science Center, but our kid was so happy here, we stayed 4.5 hours, and we'll do the Science Center on another trip. From the craft room, to the climbing maze,... More 

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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this review

We very much appreciate your feedback. Please come back and visit us again! More 

Slatington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place for little kids to explore,and experience various science phenomena. They can play and learn simultaneously not even realizing they are seeing the miracles of science. Fascinating and totally interactive for all ages, especially young toddlers and pre schoolers. Impressed how patient and polite most children and adults were in sharing and waiting their turns to try new things.... More 

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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! So glad your children found the exhibits stimulating. Hope you can return in the coming year to see our new interactive exhibits. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is WILD. We went during Christmas break, so I expected a crowd but this was a little ridiculous. Honestly, it was so crowded we just wanted to leave the entire time and the kids couldn't really engage in any of the activities. It looked like a great kids' museum with the typical exhibits and cool activities. I would... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always have a great time taken my kids to the Pittsburgh children's museum .. highly recommend if your visiting the area or live in the area and looking for something to do

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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. So glad you bring your kids here when you're in town! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family outing to the Pgh Childrens Museum that was enjoyed by all. Ages 2 to 65 were all entertained for several hours. Water play on top floor should be done last. (bring towels,bathing suits for kids). Food at the small snack bar was fine for lunch. Getting there upon opening is best before crowds. (Some activities are... More 

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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this review

So glad you brought the whole family, Dave. Thanks for sharing the great tips for would-be visitors, too. All the best! More 

Girard, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am from Youngstown, Ohio and we have a children's museum available to us. We go once in awhile. we then went to Cleveland's and thought, wow this is nice. But then we drove to Pittsburgh and we were super impressed. it is large. There are so many things to do. The whole top floor is dedicated to water play.... More 

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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this review

So glad you made the trip, Bree! Come back and check out the new exhibits in the coming year. Thanks so much for your feedback. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Interesting building. This is a great place to go with kids, lots of hands on interactive fun. Plan on spending the afternoon here. Our 10 year old son enjoys spending time in the garage, waterplay and the attic If you're traveling a distance to get here bring a change of clothes, so your kids don't have to ride home wet... More 

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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Your feedback is sure to be helpful for families who have not yet visited us! More 

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