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“Great Children's Museum” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Ranked #22 of 157 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 right in, that circuit isn't going to build itself! The Art Studio is calling for your creative energy to design and ink a silkscreen, paint, sculpt clay and create something unique alongside the many working artists who visit. Young ones, you are royalty in the Nursery, a space filled with colors, shapes and textures perfect for your growing minds and bodies. The Attic, Garage and Waterplay (because it's just not fun until your underwear is soaked) round out the permanent exhibits. But not so fast. From marching bands, slam poets and cultural traditions to letters that fall from the ceiling and a crawling maze made out of packing tape, our temporary exhibits, performers, programs, artists-in-residence and artwork are particularly awesome too. If we don't hear the protests of departing kids at the end of each day, we're not doing our jobs right.
Chicago, IL
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Children's Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

One of the best children's museum's we've visited. The art room was large with lots of options, from print making to sculpture and painting. Our girls also loved the climbing apparatus between the first and second floors, the tinkering room where they are building the City of Pittsburgh, the car room and the Clifford exhibit. The attendants are great with the kids, and the grandparents too.

Visited June 2013
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Damascus, Virginia
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“AWESOME!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

This is the BEST place for kids!! Lots and lots of things to do and keep them interested for hours! My little one DID NOT want to leave when it was time to go. We will be back!!

Visited June 2013
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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Weekend getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

This was a great place to take my almost 2 yr old. Third floor water exhibit a must see! Thank goodness he already had on water friendly shoes. My son could have spent all day here.

Visited May 2013
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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Visiting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

I use to live in Pittsburgh and lived in an apartment building. I would visit this Children's Museum with my daughter's and saw great enjoyment from them. People are very friendly and wonderful staff!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lots of hands-on fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Fun day with the kids. It's not too big, so they don't get too tired before they're finished. There's not a lot for kids over 10 or so.

Visited April 2013
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