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117 Sandsky St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
The Warhol Description
The Warhol examines the life and art of Andy Warhol, a Pittsburgh native. Kids take notice of the colorful, splashy prints and the everyday objects that Warhol immortalized. Older kids are fascinated by the Time Capsule, where hundreds of objects from Warhol's life are preserved, including a letter from a nephew asking for a B.B. gun. The most popular exhibit for kids is the interactive Silver Clouds, featuring metallic, pillow-shaped balloons that float around the room. Every kid interacts with the clouds differently—some lie on the floor and watch them hover above; most give them at least a gentle nudge.
Toddlers & Pre-K: Many of the exhibits look extremely touchable, but shouldn't be touched. If you think it will be hard for your child to resist, consider using a stroller to keep the exhibits out of arm's reach at least until you get to the Silver Clouds room. Let them roam free on the fifth floor, however—the "Paintings for Children" exhibit has charming pictures of children's toys displayed at eye-level for small kids.
School-Age Kids: For a fun retro experience, let your kids get their pictures taken in a vintage photo booth in the basement for just $2.
Pre-Teens & Teens: Warhol took many pictures of celebrities. See how many rock artists and movie stars your kids can recognize.
- Eat here. The Warhol has one of the better museum cafés around, with a nice selection of soup and sandwiches.
- Fun shopping. The museum shop is loads of fun for kids, with wacky items like robot pencil sharpeners as well as books about Warhol for young readers.
Just the Facts
Hours: Sun., Tue.-Thu., and Sat.: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri.: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Closed Mondays.
Recommended Time: 1 - 2 hours