January 31, 2020

Recess: A Community Conversation

Physical movement and the freedom to play improves children’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills. Children, their caregivers, and community members are invited to join the Recess Advocacy Team to discuss their school recess experiences. Families will also have the opportunity to play at the MuseumLab for FREE from 4:30–5:30 p.m. Conversation, activities, and pizza will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Learning Lab 1.

The evening will include:

    • conversation,
    • playful activities,
    • networking,
    • pizza, and
    • more!


To register, complete the following form:

More Information

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October 16, 2019

Buzzword Talk & Play Series #6

Join Buzzword Pittsburgh on Wednesdays from November 6 to December 11 for Talk & Play Series 6! All events are free for learners ages five and under, with their caregivers, and will include activities that enhance vocabulary and literacy skills.  A light dinner will be provided.

Program Schedule

The schedule of events is as follows:

More Information

For more information, contact Jan Jones at

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July 29, 2019

Early Learning: Young Sprouts

Join the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh this August for a series of nature-focused explorations of treasures, art, songs, and stories! Sessions are designed for children 0 – 5 years old, but suitable for all ages.

Session Topics

    • Garden Science: Things that Float
    • Garden Science: Life Cycles
    • Garden Science: Things that Fly
    • Garden Science:  The Curious Garden

More Information

To learn more, visit the Facebook event page!


July 3, 2019

Kindergarten: Here I Come!

At this annual event, children entering kindergarten experience a day full of fun and helpful resources, activities, and learning from Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh staff and their partners from around the city to help celebrate this amazing milestone and transition.


Visitors can look forward to:

    • free museum admission for one kindergarten student and one accompanying adult,
    • back-to-school giveaways, and
    • delicious snacks and treats.

More Information

For more information, visit the event page.


April 11, 2019

Sensory Friendly Saturday: Museum of Natural History

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is celebrating National Autism Awareness month by hosting four Sensory Friendly Saturdays throughout the year.

About the Event

During Sensory Friendly Saturdays, the museum will open 90 minutes before it opens to the public to allow families with members of the autism spectrum or those who experience sensory overload to visit the museum in a more controlled environment. Museum experts will give tours of the exhibitions and be on hand to answer questions throughout the morning. Designated quiet zones will allow visitors to decompress and experience the museum at their own pace.

Sensory Friendly Saturday hours are 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Available Dates

  • April 27, 2019
  • July 13, 2019
  • October 5, 2019
  • December 28, 2019


Advance registration is required for each person attending.

Register online to save your spot!

Ticket Costs

Sensory Friendly Saturday includes specialized pricing:

  • Children Under 2: Free
  • Children 3 – 18: $5.95 per ticket
  • Adults: $9.95 per ticket
  • Adults 65+: $7.50 per ticket
Discounted Pricing
  • Access Card Holder – Adult: $1.00
  • Access Card Holder’s Child: $1.00
  • Access Card Holder – Senior: $1.00

To learn more about the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, visit their website.