Get Out-of-this-World with These 2 Kid-Friendly Pittsburgh Exhibits

Blast-off into space without leaving the ‘Burgh with these exhibits for kids. 

Moonshot Museum

1016 N. Lincoln Avenue
What does your kid want to be when they grow up? If they’re one of the many children aspiring to be an astronaut, they’re in luck. Pittsburgh’s North Side currently has not one, but two amazing attractions sure to delight future space travelers. 

Moonshot Museum, the first space museum in Pennsylvania, opened in October 2022 at the headquarters of Astrobotic Technology. The museum is only one room, but it packs a ton of innovative exhibitions and programming into its 3,000-square-foot space. Kids and adults alike can watch the real-time assembly of lunar spacecraft and participate in hands-on activities during visiting hours or school field trips. Explore the moon’s surface and pen your very own message to the moon, which will be later sent aboard one of Astrobotic’s lunar landers. 

Carnegie Science Center

1 Allegheny Avenue
Just down the road, a half-mile away from the museum, is the prestigious Carnegie Science Center, where you can explore their newest exhibition, Mars: The Next Giant Leap. With support from the Howmet Aerospace Foundation and the PNC Foundation, the exhibit educates guests on space exploration as it launches guests on a 300-million-mile journey to Mars. 

Story by Lisa Cunningham

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