Mattress Factory Museum

November 28
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Make new Thanksgiving memories and create cool art together at the Mattress Factory.

Experience art you can get into (literally!) at the Northside museum’s special Family Day on Friday, Nov. 28th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free with museum admission, the event invites kids of all ages to participate in hands-on art and kinetic activities and step into room-sized installations at the one-of-a-kind cultural destination.

Ready to join the circus? Collaborate on creating a folk art circus with Artist in Residence Benjamin Sota. Founder of Pittsburgh’s own Zany Umbrella Circus, Sota will help kids try a German wheel, trapeze, juggling and tight wire. Learn about the social circus movement and how circus and folk artistry have been used by communities around the world and throughout history to inspire imagination, engage citizens, strengthen communities, teach important life lessons and promote social change and dialogue.

Next, attend a mask-making party where you can craft your own wearable creations, create word balloon magnets and construct a collaborative stamped cityscape.

Ready to roam? Join a fun-filled scavenger hunt throughout the Mattress Factory’s three unique buildings to discover a world-renowned collection of interactive multi-sensory art on every floor and around every corner.

Looking for a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for that special family member or friend this holiday season? Discover and hone a new skill and create a performance that you can share as a personalized gift for a loved one.

When you’re ready for a snack break, enjoy treats of the season including fresh hot cider and popcorn.

Free parking is located in the museum’s lot at 505 Jacksonia Street or on surrounding streets.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.