$164 for a summer party for 15 ($328 value)
- Museum admission for 15 guests (children or adults)
- One-hour public-space reservation with a Party Pal
- 15 invitations
- 15 balloons
- Two cheese pizzas
- Four pitchers of fruit punch
- One 10-inch cake from the Priory Bakery
- Paper products like napkins, plates, and cups
- Free parking for the guest of honor’s family
The reservation can be scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays for 11 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m.–2 p.m., or 3 p.m.–4 p.m. Additional guests can join in the fun for $9 each.
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh delights children with hands-on learning and interactive exhibits that allow kids to interact with real stuff and do things they wouldn't normally do, such as hammer a nail, build a circuit, and ink a silkscreen. The museum welcomes nearly 250,000 visitors annually, encouraging them to explore its interactive permanent-exhibit areas, which include The Studio, Theater, Waterplay, Nursery, Backyard, and MAKESHOP.
MAKESHOP invites young minds and hands to tinker with sewing machines, woodworking, and electronics. Kids craft boats and build fountains in the nearby Waterplay exhibit, and in the Studio they form clay, paint portraits, and create paper from recycled-newspaper pulp. Infants, toddlers, and their families can play in the Nursery, where they build wooden train systems and then roll their trains around, comb colored sand with hand tools atop lighted tables, and ride a seesaw whose motion generates water bubbles.
The museum’s award-winning, three-story center building is screened by a shimmering wind sculpture and connects two historic structures—the Allegheny Post Office Building and the Buhl Building. In 2006, it became a certified green building and was honored by the American Institute of Architects and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In 2011, the museum was named one of the 10 Best Children’s Museums in the nation by Parents magazine.