Here’s some general information to help you attend Maker Faire Pittsburgh.  A complete Program Guide will be available in late September.


Maker Faire Pittsburgh will be held at Allegheny Commons on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Venues include:

  • Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
    10 Children’s Way
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
  • Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square
  • Nova Place (formerly Allegheny Center)
  • Former Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny

Map of the Faire Entrances and Footprint


Parking is available at these locations:

  • Allegheny Center (ALCO) Parking Garage, Gate 4 – $10 All Day Parking, 6:00 AM – Midnight
  • Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh parking lots
  • On-street meter parking

PAT bus route 54C stops near the event location. The North Side Station of the North Shore Connector via Port Authority’s light rail system, the T, is a short walk from the event. Bike parking is located between the Children’s Museum and Buhl Community Park.


You can purchase both one-day and two-day tickets to Maker Faire Pittsburgh. Tickets include access to more than 200 maker projects, including demonstrations, interactive activities and performances. Tickets also include all-day admission to Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

Tickets Purchased Before Maker Faire, Online Only
Online tickets sales end on Friday, October 9, at 5:00 PM

Adult – One Day – $20
Adult – Weekend Pass – $30
Child/Senior – One Day – $15
Child/Senior – Weekend Pass – $25

Children’s Museum Members
One Day – $10
Weekend Pass – $15

Tickets Purchased at Maker Faire*
Day-of ticket sales start on October 10 at 10:00 AM

*Discount codes cannot be applied to these tickets.

Adult – One Day – $25
Adult – Weekend Pass – $40
Child/Senior – One Day – $20
Child/Senior – Weekend Pass – $30

Children’s Museum Members
One day – $10
Weekend Pass – $15
Must be purchased at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Groups of 15 or more receive 15% off when purchasing online. Just enter promo code “GROUP” upon purchase. Cannot be used for tickets purchased after Friday, October 9, 5:00 PM.



Enjoy a wide variety of offerings from the following food trucks:

Sugar and Spice  – @SSIceCreamTruck
Pittsburgh Pierogie Truck
Wok of Life
Oh My Grill
Reid’s Fresh Express

The Children’s Museum’s Big Red Room Cafe will also be open from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturday and 11:00 am – 4:00 pm on Sunday.


The following hotels are within walking distance of the Faire:

Spring Hill Suites Pittsburgh North Shore – 0.4 miles away

Hyatt Place Pittsburgh North Shore – 0.6 miles away

Residence Inn Pittsburgh North Shore – 0.6 miles away

Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel – 0.8 miles away

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown – 1.2 miles away


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