Worth the Drive: Free Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in August

In a year of amazing accolades for the city of Pittsburgh, The Andy Warhol Museum, Heinz History Center and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh each recently placed in the top five for the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. No other city had three museums in the top 5!

Through August, admission is FREE to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Heinz History Center and The Andy Warhol Museum!

children's museum of pittsburgh
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Now, they’re celebrating this success with 3 for Free which makes each of these distinguished museums free of charge throughout August 2023. Cap off your summer with a long weekend in Pittsburgh enjoying the top museums in the country, all in one place.

Please Note: While admission is free, advanced registration for each museum is highly recommended. Book your times and advanced tickets using the links below.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Can their birthday celebration get any better? The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has been celebrating its 40th anniversary all summer long, and now has even more reason to party! Designed for kids under 10, this hands-on, immersive museum gives young ones the opportunity to create, learn and play around every turn of its three-floor structure. It’s easy to spend the day making art, splashing around their waterplay area and discovering special exhibits, while kids 10+ can enjoy the MuseumLab experience just for them.

Heinz History Center

Way more than ketchup! The Heinz History Center is PA’s largest history museum, is a massive, six-floor experience taking you through Pittsburgh history like no one else. See original sets and artifacts from America’s favorite neighbor, Fred Rogers, embark on the moving From Slavery to Freedom exhibit, relive the battles of the French & Indian War and delve into our famed sports pedigree at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, all located at one location in the Strip District.

Heinz history museum

The Andy Warhol Museum

Explore seven floors devoted to the life and work of Pittsburgh native and pop art icon Andy Warhol. Starting from the top floor, you’ll progress through Warhol’s career from early student work to his famous illustrations, sculptures, photographs, paintings and 350 Warhol films. During August, make sure you spend time at their The Velvet Underground & Nico: Scepter Studio Sessions to see variations on the iconic “banana album” as you hear music from the band’s first recording sessions.

Photo courtesy of Sean Carroll

For more family fun in Pittsburgh, visit here!

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is located at 10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

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