About Museum Lab
Museum Lab is a new museum for older kids created by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in the former Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny next door (opening April 27, 2019). Kids 10+ can have cutting-edge experiences in art, tech and learning, perfect for their inquiring minds and increasing skills. Visitors may work on a large-scale mosaic, shape wood on a lathe, step into a virtual world, and explore funky art installations. Or get lost climbing, sliding and hanging out in a three-story artwork created out of woven rope by artist Manca Ahlin in the framework of the former library’s steel bookshelves. An incredible list of partners are involved in Museum Lab. This neighborhood, with Museum Lab, the Children’s Museum, Buhl Community Park and associated partners, is now the largest cultural campus for children in the country.
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is committed to providing exhibits, programs and public spaces that are inclusive and interactive for all visitors. Their museum staff have been trained on how to help visitors with various needs. Maker Ed is also committed to providing a safe and accessible learning environment for all Convening participants. If you have an access need that is not addressed by the services offered below, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss it with us!
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For an introduction to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and what to expect during your visit, please view this video which includes open captions, ASL interpretation and an audio description:
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is committed to providing exhibits, programs and public spaces that are inclusive and interactive for all visitors. Our museum staff have been trained on how to help visitors with various needs. If you are planning a visit to the Museum, please do not hesitate to ask for any of the services listed below. A staff member will be happy to assist you. For more information about our accessibility program, please contact Viv Shaffer, Accessibility and Inclusion Coordinator, at email@example.com.
- Accessible parking is available in our parking lot.
- The main Museum entrances are wheelchair accessible with power assist doors.
- The Museum is accessible by ramp and elevator, with the exception of the Gravity Room in the Attic.
- Service animals are always welcome.
- A Museum map is available at the Admissions desk when you visit.
These additional services are offered, free of charge:
- Wheelchairs – available on a first-come, first-served basis. Motorized wheelchairs are always permitted.
- Versatile Velcro lap tables, adjustable to fit most wheelchairs
- Tactile Museum map – available at the Admissions Desk
- Braille menus – available in the Big Red Room Cafe
- Sighted guides for descriptive tours; please call 412-322-5058 two weeks in advance to schedule a tour.
- Tours conducted in American Sign Language- available upon request; please call 412-322-5058 two weeks in advance to schedule a tour.
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The New Hazlett Theater offers a limited number of handicapped parking spaces. On the east side of the building, you will find a wheelchair accessible ramp that will take you into the lobby. A level pathway will take you from the lobby into the theater. For seating, multiple spaces in the front row of our seating banks can accommodate wheelchairs and companions.
With 48 hours prior notice, ALD services can be made available. If you would like more information, have any questions, or would like to discuss special arrangements, please call 412.320.4610.
Hotels & Lodging
Be sure to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible! Maker Ed Convening room rates are available for the nights of October 11th–October 13th, 2019. See below for booking information — and please note the deadlines!
To book: Call the hotel directly at 412-281-5557 and ask to book a room under the “Maker Ed Conference” rate.
Register by: 8/16/2019
Rate: $209.00 per night (King bed)
To book: call the toll-free Reservation Line, 1-833-999-9319, and identify yourself as a member of the Maker Ed Conference Group initially when making the reservation.
Register by: 9/11/19
Rate: $159.00 per night
To book: Call 412-321-2099 to reserve.
Register by: 9/11/2019
Rate: $139.00 per night (Standard King)
Parking is $2 per night per vehicle.
To book: call 412-323-9005 to reserve a room.
Register by: 9/11/2019
Rate: $139.00 per night
Parking is $27 per night per vehicle.