Tips for Attending Maker Faire

Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire is tomorrow, so here’s some basic information to help orient you to the event. Get ready for an exciting day!


Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire is a fun, casual day of exploration, learning and spectacle.  Dress comfortably – makers will be located both inside the Museum and in Buhl Community Park; to see them all will require a bit of walking. Also, you may encounter and make things involving robots, bubbles, soldering irons, LED lights, sewing, water balloons and more!

Your admission to the Maker Faire includes admission to Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.  Save a little time to check out the interactive exhibits and artwork throughout this award-winning museum.


Adult:  $13   Child:  $12
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Tickets will also be available at the Children’s Museum Admissions Desk on the day of the Faire.


Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side, just a couple blocks from the Warhol Museum, PNC Park and Carnegie Science Center, and closer still to the National Aviary.  Our address:  10 Children’s Way, Allegheny Square West, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square

Parking & Transportation

Parking is available in the Children’s Museum’s parking lots next to the Museum for $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers.  Metered parking is available around Allegheny Square and surrounding streets.  Bike parking is available at several locations around the Faire.

PAT bus route 54C stops right on Children’s Way, beside the Faire.

The Faire is a short walk from the North Side Station of the new North Shore Connector via Port Authority’s light rail system, the T.   See the map for directions.  Call  Port Authority of Allegheny County at (412) 442-2000 or visit for more information.

Food & Drink

There will lots of people making food at the Maker Faire this year!  Grab lunch or a snack at one of these delicious options:

Water fountains are available in the Children’s Museum and in Buhl Community Park.


  • There is Wifi throughout the Museum and in Buhl Community Park
  • Tweet to us @PghMakerFaire and use hashtag #pghmmf
  • Like us on Facebook and share your experiences with us


Bathrooms are available on all levels of the Museum.

Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire will take place rain or shine!  Makers will be located outdoors as well as inside, so dress for outdoor temperatures.