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Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

10 Childrens Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5250
+1 412-322-5058
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High Quality, Worth the Price

The facility is beautiful, well laid out, and had a wide variety of activities. It can be a little... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2015
WarrenTravler
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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This museum is so nice. They have a water play area so if you have little kids ages 1-4 bring a... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2015
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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 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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“water area” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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10 Childrens Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5250
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

The facility is beautiful, well laid out, and had a wide variety of activities. It can be a little pricey, especially if you're bringing multiple adults, but it's worth the price. Many of the activities will have the adults fascinated right alongside the children, and...More

1  Thank WarrenTravler
PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2015

Thank you for your wonderful review. We apologize about the group field trip situation. Ito prepare for the next time you visit, we post a "Field Trip Forecast" to Facebook and the "Visit Us" page of our website every Friday afternoon for the upcoming week....More

Reviewed 22 June 2015

This museum is so nice. They have a water play area so if you have little kids ages 1-4 bring a change of clothes or swimsuit. They will get wet. Kids can make art projects.

Thank 415colleenl
PittsburghKids, Guest Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2015

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 10 June 2015

I think what our grandkids have loved best about "Children's" is that it's set up to encourage touching of displays and interacting with props. All kids seem to love the water activities on the second floor. They can generate a whirlpool, slop around building plastic...More

1  Thank Sherrobert
PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2015

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We certainly love to encourage hands-on, thoughtful play with real stuff. Glad your grandkids enjoyed it.

Reviewed 9 June 2015

Great experience for the older kids. The younger toddlers don't have much keeping them contained and there are things that the staff came over and told him not to touch. There are a lot of fun exhibits but best for I'd say age 4 or...More

1  Thank Corrie H
PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2015

We have many fun and interesting exhibits and activities available for children of all ages, and many designed for toddlers and younger children. The Nursery is particularly geared towards toddlers, with a train table, light peg wall and table, bubble seesaw and other surprises suited...More

Reviewed 8 June 2015

I can't leave the most informative review as we were only here for a short amount of time after visiting two other museums the same day. We thought we would pop in here after visiting the National Aviary next door since we have reciprocal membership...More

1  Thank Katie F
PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2015

Hi Katie, We very much appreciate your review. One thing that your son might enjoy is our "Sensory Friendly Tuesdays," which occur on the second Tuesday afternoon of each month. During that time, we encourage sensory play and make sure all announcements and possible loud...More

Reviewed 27 May 2015

The nursery area for toddler was great for my son who is 2. Everything else was too big for him to really do. It was also i think a waste of money to pay for him when he couldn't do anything really. Under 2 is...More

1  Thank sweetshortie24
PittsburghKids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2015

Hi, thank you for taking the time to post a review. We have many fun and interesting exhibits and activities available for children of all ages, and many designed for toddlers and younger children. In our Very Eric Carle Exhibit, younger visitors can traverse a...More

Reviewed 14 May 2015

My daughters are 5 and 6 age. And they loved it so much. the ground floor is art and the first floor is for some interesting things for both girls and buys. In the second floor is water play, children can play with water in...More

Thank Fahad A
pittsburghkids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2015

Thank you for your review and for taking the time to leave it .

Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

You do yourself an absolute favor by bringing your children here. It has everything you need for a full day of fun with your little ones! The first floor is like a little artist studio with several stations for your children to create their own...More

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pittsburghkids, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2015

Thank you for the wonderful review, we're glad you and your family enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 12 May 2015

My 4 year old son had a blast at the museum, especially first thing in the morning when it was less crowded. We stayed for over 2 hours before the busloads of kids started to make things too crowded and he had a meltdown. Perfect...More

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ChildrensMuseumPgh, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2015

Thanks for the review ! Spring is definitely a busy time for group visits. If you have any flexibility with time in the future, check out our weekly Field Trip Forecast that we post on Facebook and our website every Friday afternoon. They provide the...More

Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

Very interactive children museum. Enjoyed every exhibit. Kids over 8 might find it boring. The current missing link exhibit is a bit disappointing.More

1  Thank rapid_traveller
ChildrensMuseumPgh, Public Relations Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2015

Thanks for the review! Sorry to hear you are not a fan of Missing Links. Hope you can make it back for our next exhibit, Very Eric Carle, running June 13 - Sept 20. We're creating it right now with The Eric Carle Museum of...More

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Etonian30
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Response from P H | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing that big slot in the parking area. Please call them and check.
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Shannon A
21 April 2017|
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Response from PittsburghKids | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. All of our exhibits have activities and features to appeal to toddlers and up. The Nursery area of the Museum was designed with infants and toddlers in mind... More
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jdv6565
27 March 2017|
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Response from PittsburghKids | Property representative |
Yes, there is a bank of bathrooms on a hallway adjacent to Waterplay where you are welcome to change. We hope you have a great visit!
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