Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

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My family recently went to Pittsburgh on a hosted trip with Visit Pittsburgh to see what Pittsburgh has the offer for kids. Our first stop during our visit was the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

The museum is located downtown and the building is a blend of new and old architecture that include the Art Deco 1939 Buhl Planetarium and the Beaux Arts 1895 Allegheny Post Office with a modern building connecting them.

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

There is also a unique roller coaster located near the sign. Upon a closer look, you will see that the roller coaster is hosting plants in the cars. Why? Because why should humans be the only ones to have fun?

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Kids who visit the museum can climb, explore and create in EVERY direction.

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

The museum also boasts a lot of memorabilia from a beloved childhood icon, Mister Rogers. His memorabilia is located throughout the museum.

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

We got to watch a few clips of Mister Rogers episodes which brought back a flood of memories.

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

The Waterworks area on the top floor has lots of activities for kids to interact with. They even have a drying area incase your kids get carried away at the water stations.
   

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

On the main level, we had so much fun with the “Move with Art” exhibit. The exhibit  projected our image on the screen as we were hula hooping. 

  Children's Museum of Pittsburgh   Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

The museum also brings in special exhibits. During our visit, their special exhibit was “Adventures with Clifford the big red dog.”

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

The Garage Workshop was an area that my boys wanted to stay in for a while.

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

You can build things, drop a mini parachute, slide, climb, and build.

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

There are also quite a few interactive art pieces like this wooden mirror.

My favorite area was the Studio because of the ceiling.

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Just looking at it inspires creativity!

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Kids can chose from a variety of hands on art projects to try.

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

There is also an outdoor playground with several interactive activities.

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

A few steps away from the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum is Buhl Community Park.

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

The park has an interactive art piece called the “Cloud Arbor.” Kids and adults alike love this piece because it emits a “cloud” of mist that slowly sprays and then fades away quickly. The mist is so fine that you don’t get wet.

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

 

We really enjoyed our visit to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. There are so many great hands on activities for all ages.

 

 Disclosure: We were given complimentary admissions for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

 

 

Admission to Pittsburgh Children’s Museum is

Adult: $13
Children 2-18: $12
Senior Citizen: $12
Children Under 2: Free

 

The Pittsburgh Children’s Museum is located 10 Children’s Way. Pittsburgh, PA.

 

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