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Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

10 Childrens Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5250
+1 412-322-5058
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This is an excellent, clean, well laid out museum with motivated staff to help everywhere. Kids... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael S
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Paris, France
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Loved it! Make this a part of your family trip!

Our kids are age 7-12, we loved the Children's Museum! There are so many different hands-on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cheryl F
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Akron, Ohio
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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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“water area” (30 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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10 Childrens Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5250
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an excellent, clean, well laid out museum with motivated staff to help everywhere. Kids won't be bored. Top floor has numerous water activities so consider bringing a bathing suit.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our kids are age 7-12, we loved the Children's Museum! There are so many different hands-on experiences, and the water part is a blast! They can change into swimsuits to fully enjoy it. If you are spending a weekend in Pittsburgh, definitely make this a...More

Thank Cheryl F
PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your day with us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

- LOVED the Children's Museum! - amazing interactive exhibits throughout - my kids' (9, 5 and 18 months) loved everything! - from the Maker space to the studio, it was a wonderful engaging time! - ordered a whole pizza from the cafe for $13.00, it...More

Thank Jade2736
PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We very much appreciate your feedback. Thank you also for including the age range of the kids as we regularly receive questions from potential visitors who wonderi if the Museum's offerings will appeal to their 9 - 12 year-olds. So glad you and your family...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is hands down the best children's museum we have been to. There is so much to do. The others had us "done" after about 3 hours. This time, I had to drag my 5-yr old out at closing time. There wasn't enough time in...More

Thank Karen C
PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. Reviews from visitors like yourselves, who regularly frequent children's museums are especially helpful to us. We appreciate it!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with 5 kids,2 almost 8 and a 9 month old and they all had a great, busy time. Heck, even the grown up's had a good time. Make sure you bring a change of clothes for the water room up stairs, although they...More

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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to review the Children's Museum. We're so glad you came to visit us while you and your family were here in Pittsburgh!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do family experience. The water area is really interactive and kid friendly, especially for a toddler. The other areas area really nice as well, from the leaning room to the ball machine and everything in between.

Thank steelhead187
PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you and your family enjoyed yourselves. Please come back and visit us again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 7 and 4 year old children loved this museum. There's a variety of activities for kids of all ages, and the staff is helpful but allows the kids to explore and learn without hovering or interjecting too much. We took a change of clothes...More

Thank Bailey S
PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We really appreciate your review. Come back and visit us soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is fantastic museum. Interesting, educational and fun for all ages, but more towards younger children. Great restaurant. If kids want to use waterplay - bring a costume, or at least a towel! Excellent discounts for active military.

Thank Andrew M
PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi! We very much appreciate your review-- especially your mention of the Museum's discounts for our military families. We're happy to do it!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many of us ranging in age from 4 to 70 had a wonderful day at the Museum. There aremany things to do and see. The hands on activities are wonderful.

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

We very much appreciate your feedback. Thank you!

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We visited with a 3 and 5 year old. It's not the largest children's museum, but it may be the best. We were there at 10 am, which is a good idea; it gets more crowded. We started in the art room, which is superb....More

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

Thanks so much for sharing your experience at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. We particularly appreciate your referencing the Museum's website to learn about up-to-the-minute information on field-trip visitations, which families find extremely helpful when planning their day here. Other important info such as Late...More

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Shannon A
My kids are 1. So you feel like they would be interested or is it too interactive?
21 April 2017|
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Response from PittsburghKids | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. All of our exhibits have activities and features to appeal to toddlers and up. The Nursery area of the Museum was designed with infants and toddlers in mind... More
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jdv6565
Is there a place to change clothes near the water area?
27 March 2017|
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Response from PittsburghKids | Property representative |
Yes, there is a bank of bathrooms on a hallway adjacent to Waterplay where you are welcome to change. We hope you have a great visit!
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MOB0813312
Are there any discounts for admission? For example: teacher, AAA
22 March 2017|
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Response from Christine H | Reviewed this property |
Standing Discounts: AAA Members: $1 off up to 5 people. Active member card required. Active, Retired and Veteran Military Personnel: Free admission for active, retired and veteran military duty members (military ID holder... More
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