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“Building Buddies” at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

April 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pick up a giant puzzle piece, put it in place on a 12-foot-long vinyl map, and help “build” the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. In the process, young children and their parents will learn about each of the four buildings that comprise the Children’s Museum campus, the largest cultural campus for children in the nation! “Building Buddies” reminds us that the buildings that make up a museum are one of the most important “exhibits,” well worth noticing and exploring. Participants will understand that the four Children’s Museum buildings have different styles, colors, shapes, details, and ages. It’s the differences that make each building stand out––and that concept applies to people, too. It’s the differences that make each one of us special and worth treasuring. Participants will also be able to draw themselves and their “buddies” and add the artwork to the vinyl puzzle. Parents will be given a photo scavenger hunt for their families to complete whenever they like, as they continue to explore the Children’s Museum campus, both inside and out.

PHLF thanks the following foundations for supporting the creation of “Building Buddies”: McSwigan Family Foundation Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation; Gailliot Family Foundation; and Grambrindi Davies Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

 Meeting location: The Theater, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children’s Way, Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

 Reservations are not required.

 For information, contact:; 412-322-5058, ext. 214

 Please note: “Building Buddies” is free with admission to the Children’s Museum and MuseumLab. Families may participate any time during the time period on each date and do not need to stay for the entire time. Families may participate for a few minutes or for longer to complete the puzzle game and art activity. Families will be given a photo scavenger hunt to help them explore the Children’s Museum campus on their own.

 Parking: Options include the lots adjacent to the Children’s Museum, on-street parking, or the Nova Place Garage. Parking fees for each option apply.  For more information visit

 Port Authority bus lines stop near the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Call PAT for fares and schedules: 412-442-2000.

 Special thanks to Joanna Kemp, Program Coordinator at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, for helping PHLF develop this hands-on program for families.



April 9, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633