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Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

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Address: 10 Children's Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number: +1 412-322-5058
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The nationally recognized Children's Museum of Pittsburgh provides...

The nationally recognized Children's Museum of Pittsburgh provides innovative museum

experiences that inspire joy, creativity, and curiosity with exhibits, interactive programs, performances, artists-in-residence and a diverse artwork collection. Kids can "play with real stuff" in exhibits designed to encourage hands-on play and learning including the tinkering space MAKESHOP, the Attic, the multimedia art Studio, Garage, Waterplay, Nursery and more.

The Museum is one of Pittsburgh's most treasured institutions and a vibrant resource for its community.

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Fun for the entire family

This was supposed to be a quick stop on our way to Gettysburg to stretch the children's legs. We ended up staying for several hours. We had a 5 year olf and an 18-month-old and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kristi N
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Lansing
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was supposed to be a quick stop on our way to Gettysburg to stretch the children's legs. We ended up staying for several hours. We had a 5 year olf and an 18-month-old and they both found plenty of interesting things to do--so did all the adults! There are 3 different floors, the top one devoted to water. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is so much fun for kids. If it were up to these two, they'd be here all day every day. Endless activities for the kids and friendly staff. Must go for families with kids.

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Thank Zana K
PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad your family enjoyed the Children's Museum. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone in our party had a blast when we attended. What a fun place for a family to go. Kids of all ages will enjoy.

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Thank Lski73
PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad everyone enjoyed the Children's Museum. More 

Beaumont, Texas
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76 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my 7 year old grand daughter. She enjoyed it immensely (so did I). She especially enjoyed the make it room. We spent most of the time in that room. She even made a notebook and sewed the binding. We had a funtastic day. The food is also reasonable in the cafe

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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad you and your grandaughter enjoyed the Children's Museum. More 

San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent the day here with my 8 year old son. He was fully engaged the entire time and had a fantastic experience. Not only are the exhibits nifty, the employees are crazy friendly and amazing to talk to. The top floor, well bring a swimsuit because that place is a waterworks, all science meets crazy fun

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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad you and your son enjoyed the Children's Museum. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last month (Dec) I took my niece to the museum. Compared to about 5 years ago when I used go there often with my daughter, it has gone down in quality and upkeep. It used to be a clean and welcoming place. With so many cool exhibits & hands on activities. But when I took my visitors from Chicago, it... More 

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Thank Kushki
PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that you had a disappointing visit to the Children's Museum. We strive to keep the Museum clean and well staffed, and the exhibits fresh and innovative. Cleanliness and staffing are both efforts that can be particularly challenged during the busy holiday season. Your comments help... More 

Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Took my 4 and 6 year old grandchildren to The Children's Museum and found an ever changing family activity that stimulates both the mind and the heart. There was such a variety of hands-on activities. As my 6 year-old grandson headed upstairs for his bath, he turned and said, "Grandma, I really enjoyed going to the museum today. Thanks." It... More 

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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad you and your grandchildren enjoyed the Children's Museum. More 

Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The young ones loved this place as there is so much for them to do. I would recommend bringing a change of clothes for the kids if they get heavily involved in the water activities there.

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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! A change of clothes is a great idea, thank you for the recommendation. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Although it wasn't as big as we thought. Our 2 and 4 year old had a blast. The water park needs more things going on.

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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad your family enjoyed the Children's Museum. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I have only visited a handful of times and this place seems to keep growing, which I love to see. My most recent visit was the first since they expanded into the old Buhl which tells how long it's been since my previous visit. The blend of classic fun for kids and new technology is wonderful. The amount of learning... More 

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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad you returned to the Museum after many years. More 

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