Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

4.3
#4 of 15 in Childrens Museums in Pennsylvania
With interactive exhibits and programs ranging from dance activities to gardening to robotics, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh has been ranked among the United States' top ten children's museums by Parents magazine. Kids can learn and create at various themed zones. They play with gravity, discover hidden artifacts, explore things under a microscope, learn about hydraulics, and act at a theater. Take a walk through the museum's public spaces to see numerous art pieces created for kids. Arrange your visit to Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and discover more family-friendly attractions in Pittsburgh using our Pittsburgh itinerary builder.
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  • August 11, 2017
    For the cost to get into the museum - I did not find value in this visit. At most, plan an hour or two. If you have older kids (over 5) - most of the areas are too 'young' for them. If you do go with ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We brought our three children (ages 9, 6, and 2) to the Children's Museum for a mini family vacation. This was my second time at the museum, and the second time for two of my children (the first time ...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    To be honest, 3 stars was generous. My husband and I took our 2.5 year old to the museum today for the first time. We were excited and drove about an hour to get there. I was a little hesitant when I ...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    Amazing how many large groups of summer camp kids the museum allows through in one day. That put a damper on what would have been a really great experience, because it was far too crowded. That said, though, if you can find a slow time, it is a very hands-on, creative museum, albeit a bit small. Also...no hand sanitizer ANYWHERE, which came as a big surprise.
  • July 9, 2017
    Was a blast. All kids age 12 and down enjoyed the exhibits. We also got a chance to play on an experimental touch play exhibit which played music in response to touch. Was awesome idea. Can not wait to see it in full swing.
  • April 30, 2017
    I we t with friends to see the tower clock.I was amazed at the staff involvement , the children's excitement. I went to the gift shop. I was helped and treated very well. The four of us ate at your cafe, which is outstanding. The food is healthy and delicious a d well worth the price . Thank you for a great experience!
  • June 11, 2017
    This museum was ok. Not as much to see and do as I would have liked bit still not bad. Kids will be entertained with the interaction.
  • July 1, 2017
    My 6 and 7 year olds loved it here. It was fun to watch them engage in creative play.

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