Play is on Sale at the Children’s Museum!

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One of my far and away favorite places to take my kids is the Children’s Museum.  They have a little bit of everything….giant slides, Mr. Rodger’s shoes and some of his puppets, interactive science displays, a puppet from The Dark Crystal, a special exhibit room that’s constantly changing, a floor just for toddlers, a place for kids to build and create, a place for them to put on their own play, and another floor dedicated to water play.  We’ve done it all, but never in one day.

For the rest of the summer they are running a special called “Play Is On Sale!” And it not only can save you money–it’s also a ton of fun.

Check out some of the ways you can enjoy these final days of summer at the Children’s Museum before August 29:


Fantasy Weekends (Saturdays & Sundays)

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All Museum visitors dressed in a costume relating to the weekend’s theme receive $3 off admission:

Dress like a Movie Character – August 9-10

Dress like an Alien, Monster or Space Hero- August 16-17

Dress like an Animal – August 23-24

Member Mondays

Museum members park free (as space permits) and have a chance to win prizes. Learn the weekly prizes here.

T-Shirt Tuesdays

Free Museum t-shirt to the first 200 children visiting the Museum

Weather Wednesdays

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Child admission for children 2 and up is based on that day’s forecasted high temperature for Pittsburgh, PA, by the National Weather Service, as forecasted at 5:00 pm the previous day
e.g. 73 degrees = $7 child admission, 87 degrees = $8 child admission, etc.

July 23: 84 degrees = $8 child admission

If purchasing tickets online, use code WEATHER when checking out to receive the discount

Throwback Thursdays

Child admission = $7 – the child admission price in 2004 when we opened the expanded Museum

If purchasing tickets online, use code THROWBACK when checking out to receive the discount

Hot Dog Friday

A free hot dog to the first 500 children visiting the Museum


They’re open everday from 10a-5p, with the Studio and Makeshop closing at 4:30.  If you want some more details or contact info for the museum itself, check here.

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