The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
of our 2010 Parents' Picks
award for Best Museum
and Best Party Place
, as well as our 2008 quest to find Pittsburgh's Best Museum for Little Kids
- features high quality, hands-on exhibits and programs for learning and play.
Permanent museum exhibits are based on the philosophy of "Play with Real Stuff
," where real things and real processes challenge children's abilities and help them understand the world we live in, and themselves, better. Children can build a boat, play in the mud, hammer a nail, parachutes from two stories up, and more. To accommodate the museum's youngest visitors, each exhibit includes an area with activities designed to meet the developmental needs of infants and toddlers.
The museum is fully accessible by ramp and elevator
, with the exception of the Gravity Room in the Attic, and one climbing structure. Two on-site wheelchairs are available.
A variety of fun, low-cost classes
for kids are available for kids of all ages. The Children's Museum
also hosts birthday parties
that include admission for all guests, an hour of play in the museum, an hour of an organized, themed activity of your choice, and more.