Enjoy free fun activities for families and kids all season long with Holiday KidsPlay!

We’re celebrating the holiday season with help from our Pittsburgh neighbors to offer free fun, educational, and hands-on activities in collaboration with Fred Rogers Productions and community partners.
Located in the Heinz Hall Courtyard, Holiday KidsPlay opens on Saturday, November 23.

Holiday KidsPlay Hours
Saturdays and Sundays, November 23 - December 22: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Special Holiday Hours
Black Friday, November 29 and Daily, December 26 - 30: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
New Year’s Eve: Open late until 10:00 p.m.

Activities | NEW! Character Visits | Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive

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Holiday KidsPlay Activities 🎨


Selfie stations and photo opportunities with your neighborhood friends

  • Take a family selfie with cutouts and props from your favorite children’s TV series, including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Odd Squad, and Peg + Cat from Fred Rogers Productions and airing on WQED.

  • Celebrate Pittsburgh’s favorite neighbor and sit on the official replica of Mister Rogers’ iconic bench, on loan from the Heinz History Center and only at Holiday KidsPlay!

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Blast off with out-of-this-world science experiences

  • Help Daniel Tiger in his astronaut suit as he collects moon rocks.

  • Sort farm animals with Peg and Cat and solve math puzzles.

  • Learn about the science of electricity through Christmas lights with the help from the Carnegie Science Center.


Celebrate kindness and thanks

  • Decorate a paper ornament in the shape of Mister Rogers’ iconic sweater with messages of kindness, friendship, thanks, and holiday wishes to take home

  • Or, place your ornaments and thoughts of thanks on the Children’s Museum’s Thank You Tree for all to see.


Explore a winter wonderland

  • Children can explore a decorated, kid-sized Gingerbread House and enjoy holiday decorations in a festive, lively environment.

  • Play with larger-than-life outdoor games, including checkers, Jenga, Connect Four, and giant Legos.

  • Bring home activity pages from your favorite children’s series and more. 

Plus, check back here closer to the season to download coloring and activity pages you and your family can color and create with at home!


NEW! Character Visits

New this year, families and children of all ages can meet with their favorite characters from Fred Rogers Productions as seen on WQED. During select Holiday KidsPlay weekends, meet and take photos with Daniel Tiger and Miss Elaina from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and Peg and Cat from Peg + Cat.

Check back here soon for a complete schedule of character appearances.


Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive


Families and children of all ages can help others this holiday season by dropping off a new or gently used sweater during any open Holiday KidsPlay hours as part of The Children’s Museum’s 20th Annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive. All sweaters collected will be donated to those in need across the Pittsburgh Community.

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