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.
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?
Kids who visit the museum can climb, explore and create in EVERY direction.
The museum also boasts a lot of memorabilia from a beloved childhood icon, Mister Rogers. His memorabilia is located throughout the museum.
We got to watch a few clips of Mister Rogers episodes which brought back a flood of memories.
The Waterworks area on the top floor has lots of activities for kids to interact with. They even have a drying area in case your kids get carried away at the water stations.
The museum also brings in special exhibits. During our visit, their special exhibit was “Adventures with Clifford the big red dog.”
The Garage Workshop was an area that my boys wanted to stay in for a while.
You can build things, drop a mini parachute, slide, climb, and build.
There are also quite a few interactive art pieces like this wooden mirror.
My favorite area was the Studio because of the ceiling.
Just looking at it inspires creativity!
Kids can chose from a variety of hands on art projects to try.
There is also an outdoor playground with several interactive activities.
A few steps away from the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum is Buhl Community Park.
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.
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
Children 2-18: $12
Senior Citizen: $12
Children Under 2: Free
The Pittsburgh Children’s Museum is located 10 Children’s Way. Pittsburgh, PA.