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Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

10 Children's Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-322-5058
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Ranked #22 of 92 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
Traveler Description: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh offers a wide variety of exhibits and fun programs all under one roof....well, actually, 3 roofs because it is so... more »
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Pittsburgh Pa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I noticed another lady complaining about the lack of supervision by museum employees as well as parents.I did scold a kid for throwing heavy items in the vicinity of my 2 yr old nephew.The adults with him were chatting to one another and not even paying attention.The bigger boy was being aggressive and rough.Why do the museum workers not say... More

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Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I took a 3 year old and a 9 year old boys. They had a great time. We spent around 3 hours there, and could have been there longer. Pros: -affordable healthy lunch on site to buy -all things are hands on -age range is wide, even has a "infant/toddle" floor -the water floor has air dryers -bathroom on EVERY... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Exhibits she really liked was the painting on an easel, and making magnet wheels. I wonder why you can pull into the parking lot, without any signs of a parking charge, then get hit with a charge when paying admissions.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Visually this was a very nice museum with a lot of interesting activities and displays. And because it's huge, with multiple levels, it's hard to see how a kid could get bored or not love something(s) there. But it's very easy to see how a parent who is paying just a smidge of attention to his/her kids could get maniacally... More

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Bowden, West Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The museum has so much for the kids to do! It is an all day trip to do all the activities. For those who love Mr. Rogers, his sweater, shoes, trolley and the original puppets from the show are on display. The gift shop has a good selection of educational toys and kids size clothing with the museum logo.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We are huge fans of Children`s Museums and the one in Pittsburgh tops as far as the the water play area goes.It was a little confusing with the parking situation but we figured it out.

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ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Took our 2 grandchildren ages 7 & 8. They couldn't stop talking about it all the way back to Ohio. So many hands-on activities & the staff is so eager to help. I can't stop raving about this awesome experience for kids. So many things to do, ample parking on a Thurs. Ate in their restaurant & felt prices ok... More

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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We always enjoy the Children's Museum. Our girls love all of the hands on activities, especially the crafts and painting room. This is the best museum for ages 10 and under.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have been members for 2 years. Over the last 6 months, the experience has gone downhill dramatically. Tried to take my son recently (8/9/2014) but lot was 100% full at 10:05 (they open at 10). So parking is a major problem. Took my son in July and a lot of exhibits were broken. When I say broken exhibits, I... More

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toronto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Not sure who had more fun, the adults the kids.... We stopped by the museum on a Sunday morning first thing when it opened. Great that it's part of the network of museums that we have membership to. Great hands on exhibits and art activities. Was a little disappointed that the one exhibit on love was nonfunctional but other than... More

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