Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
December 24
10 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Looking for a fulfilling creative outlet this holiday season? Take a break from all of the decorating, wrapping and baking to enjoy some creative play and quality time together as a family this week at the award-winning Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

Kids of all ages and their families are invited to enjoy the entire day for free on Saturday, December 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Roll up those sleeves, head into the museum’s fully equipped Studio and pick up a paintbrush to create vibrant winter watercolors from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Get those creative juices flowing as you construct festive wreaths and centerpieces using live winter plants from the museum’s Garden from 1 to 3 pm. The museum’s Garden Coordinator will teach families about a variety of winter plants that grow in Pittsburgh, and how they can be bent and arranged to bring the beauty of nature indoors this season.

Photo by Larry Rippel.

Saturday is also the perfect chance to see the museum’s acclaimed Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood exhibit before it closes on January 17 and sets off on a national tour.

Created in partnership with The Fred Rogers Company, the imaginative exhibit is based on the award-winning PBS KIDS television series that follows the adventures of four-year-old Daniel Tiger and his friends O the Owl, Katerina Kittycat, Prince Wednesday, and Miss Elaina.

Kids can explore the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, hop onto the Imagination Stage, strike a pose in front of the Imagination Mirror, and much more.

The highly immersive, multi-sensory exhibit also features a Movable Character Mural, Thank You Tree, Music Shop, Clock Factory and more.

Children and families can spend a lively day working together to solve problems, take adventures, and play along with Daniel’s fun and singable strategies for learning helpful life lessons.

Looking for more events? Check out our 10 Pittsburgh events not to miss in December and 10 great family adventures in Pittsburgh this December feature stories.

Jennifer Baron

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...