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Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great time

We've been to several explore and learn museums in the past few years and I can honestly say that... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
MattnMingYu
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Dunkirk, New York
Fun 3 hours

We brought seven kids, ages 2 - 11. They all were thoroughly entertained and could have spent much... read more

Reviewed December 5, 2018
Elizabeth C
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Buffalo Mills, PA
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Hi! We're having a great time at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and the only thing missing is you. MAKESHOP, our tinkering space, has real tools and materials such as wood, sewing machines, hammers, nails, a loom, animation station and more. Jump...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you've ever been to an awesome children's museum like the one in Phoenix, you know this museum is trash. It has references to Mister Rogers everywhere, but never honors kids enough to let them manipulate things they interact with. It's all the cool things...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are obviously concerned about what you wrote and the assertions made. Would you be willing to speak with our Director of Education about your experiences at the Museum? If so, we would appreciate if you would email your phone...More

Reviewed December 12, 2018

We've been to several explore and learn museums in the past few years and I can honestly say that this is the best one yet. The amount of hands-on interaction and instruction provided by the facility is unsurpassed. There's plenty of room to quietly occupy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

Thank you so much for you review! We're glad you and your family had a great time. Come back soon!

Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

We brought seven kids, ages 2 - 11. They all were thoroughly entertained and could have spent much longer there. From the maze to the water room...something for everyone. Seeing Mr. Rogers puppets was a bonus !

Date of experience: November 2018
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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2018

Thanks for your review, Elizabeth! Glad you and your family had fun. Visit again soon!

Reviewed November 25, 2018

Visiting the city with the kids, this seemed like the obvious choice of activity, and it did not disappoint. Everything in the museum is interactive and there is something for every child. Water play, physics, a big ball factory, a bee hive style climbing area,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2018

Glad you had a great time! Thanks for your review.

Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Took my 13 and 10 years old boys and 3 years old girl and 3 month baby to visit, while we were traveling to this city. Museum is great. Parking was convenient, we were there a little bit early, but they let us wait inside....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you for your review! We love to see a family with such diverse ages enjoying the Museum. Please make a note that we're opening an adjacent building with exhibits and art for youth 10+ in April 2019. You can learn more at museumlab.org.

Reviewed November 7, 2018

Loved the learning aspects in the art and makershop areas - we could have spent the entire day from open to close

Date of experience: November 2018
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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you for your review, we're glad you and your family learned and had fun!

Reviewed October 7, 2018

Great museum for children. Very hands on,Admission is free for ASTC passport reciprocity, 50% admission for ACM reciprocity,, and $1 off for AAA members. We went on a Friday during summer and the place was very busy with summer campers. Unfortunately, the older kids were...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2018

Sorry the summer camps interfered with your visit - we'll pass it along. Thanks for your review, and come back soon!

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Have gone half a dozen times with small children, teenagers and just me and my fiance. Had great times every time i've been there. Think it is a little over priced but if you get there before it gets to crowd, it is okay. Laser...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Virginia M
PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for your review! However, feel like we should come clean that we don't have a laser show and maybe you're thinking about the Carnegie Science Center?

Reviewed September 14, 2018

So much to do and see. My daughters had an incredibly time playing with clay, making creations in the makerspace area, and exploring the rest of the museum. We only had 2 hours to spend, which was enough time to see everything, but they could...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you were able to take advantage of the military discount.

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

I was a little weary at first at the price to get in but at the end it was worth every penny. We went back for another trip. All the staff was very nice and helpful They kept the place very clean. The custodial staff...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for your review, and especially for calling out the efforts of our hardworking museum educators and facilities staff. We will pass along your comment about seating to our exhibits staff.

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SeashellSue
November 14, 2018|
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Response from CyndyJoPo | Reviewed this property |
I would say, at least half of it is appropriate for a two-year-old.
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Harrison G
July 13, 2018|
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Response from Abbie R | Reviewed this property |
I think as adults you'd be better off going to the science center, Carnegie museum of natural history or art or the warhol. Pittsburgh's children's museum really is geared towards kids.
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PRH10
March 25, 2018|
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Response from PittsburghKids | Property representative |
We are about 1.5 miles from the Heinz History Center, which Maps has as a 30-minute walk. It’s a fairly scenic walk, you can walk to PNC Park and cross over the Allegheny River on the Roberto Clemente Bridge or the Andy... More
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buyerbrad
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Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (2 Replies)
How much time does it take to explore the museum with 2 children ages 2 and 5? We will be arriving at opening and are trying to decide if the museum is a full day or if we should book the Just Ducky land/boat tour later in the afternoon/evening. Thanks for any advice/feedback you can provide
July 11, 2018|
Response frommamiesgirl|
The Children's Museum is very interactive and there are many activities. But children that age may tire of things and need to move on. IMHO you can definitely do both, and maybe take some time for the watersteps or hit one of the parks for some physical activity as well.