Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

June 13
5 – 7 p.m.

If you’ve ever wanted to experience your very own Night at the Museum, this Friday’s Youth Maker Night is for you! Find out what it’s really like to have a giant museum all to yourself during Youth Maker Night on Friday, June 13th at The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. The Northside museum invites all kids and teens, ages 10 to 15, to explore its award-winning MAKESHOP after hours, and all to themselves.

Create pop-up cards, write and decode hidden and encrypted messages, paint with lights and long-exposure photography, and even devise prank props. Hang out with and meet area youth, work with a “surprise Guest Maker” and enjoy dinner—all inside this world-class Pittsburgh destination.

A space for children and families to make, play and design with the very same materials, tools and processes used by artists, builders, programmers, crafters, hackers, inventors and creators alike, MAKESHOP offers new activities and experiences each day. In the MAKESHOP, physical materials and digital media resources intersect in new and unexpected ways. A team of skilled makers and educators is always on hand to help museum visitors of all ages translate their ideas into tangible objects, and to encourage wonder, creativity and experimentation in daily life.

Tickets are $10 ($8 for members) per participant (dinner and materials included). Parents are not required to attend. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Purchase tickets.

Mark your calendar now for the next Youth Maker Night at The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh on July 18th.

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.