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Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

10 Childrens Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5250
+1 412-322-5058
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Fun filled morning

Interactive fun! Great for kids. I don't think young 2's would enjoy everything. It was pretty... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kristi628
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Great for under 12

Lot of things to do hands on. You can spend 3 hours and not be bored. Bring a swim suit so they can... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
hersey24
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louisville
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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.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Interactive fun! Great for kids. I don't think young 2's would enjoy everything. It was pretty crowded already and we arrived shortly after it opened. The Thomas the train room was a hit. So much stuff for the kids to explore. I would recommend a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lot of things to do hands on. You can spend 3 hours and not be bored. Bring a swim suit so they can do the water activities

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took my 4 year old granddaughter here on a Sunday afternoon in August. She loved it!!! There were three levels of interactive play areas. We went around 2:00 and it wasn’t crowded and she was able to play with everything she wanted without waiting. The...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Expert tip: If you're a member of another museum (children's or science related) you may be able to get in free. The museum website has more details. We were visiting family about an hour outside of Pittsburgh and decided to make a trip into the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 6 year old son here. He loved it. So much to do. It was almost as much fun as the Ann Arbor Hands on museum. The wooden mirror was so neat.

Thank Crystal C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Creative, imaginative learning with lots of activities. Can spend the day here with cafe stops. Parking not great, especially at “no signage” Allegheny Center Parking Garage. Learn how to pay before you have to leave. If you call for help, don’t expect an answer.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh was absolutely amazing. We came for a specific exhibition, but every opportunity available, whether it was the giant climbing structure, the makers space, the attic, the interactive art, or the garage drew both my three year old and my six...More

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

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have three grandchildren between the ages of 21 months and 7 years old. They LOVE going to the Childrens' Museum. There are so many different things to do. Virtually everything in interactive. If as a senior citizen, I enjoy going there,...More

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

Thank you for your review. We're glad you and your grandchildren enjoyed the Museum! Welcome to the Museum family!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to many children's museums and museums for children. This is one of my favorites! There's lots of hands on exhibits and their visiting exhibits were great (Mo Willems and a Thomas The Train exhibits). Their permanent exhibits were great - the gravity room...More

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

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the Museum!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a variety of activities and interactive exhibits. We have gone several times but each time is different. We never have enough time to see everything because there are so many fun activities. This trip we got to see the Mo Williams Pigeon...More

Thank Jackie B
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PittsburghKids, Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the Museum!

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Harrison G
13 July 2018|
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Response from Abbie R | Reviewed this property |
I think as adults you'd be better off going to the science center, Carnegie museum of natural history or art or the warhol. Pittsburgh's children's museum really is geared towards kids.
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PRH10
26 March 2018|
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Response from PittsburghKids | Property representative |
We are about 1.5 miles from the Heinz History Center, which Maps has as a 30-minute walk. It’s a fairly scenic walk, you can walk to PNC Park and cross over the Allegheny River on the Roberto Clemente Bridge or the Andy... More
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Response from heathershen | Reviewed this property |
I drove, but according to googlemaps, to walk from the Heinz History Center to the Children's Museum, it is 1.3miles. So, if you're game for that walk, certainly. :) I don't like driving in the city either, but I didn't... More
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