design & consulting services

as an extension of our commitment to design excellence, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh provides design services, exhibit sales, professional development training, product development and other services which supports our mission to provide innovative and inclusive experiences that inspire joy, kindness, creativity and curiosity.

makerspace design

Make Lab at MuseumLab

A space designed to offer a scaled-up making experience for older youtth

MAKESHOP®

We specialize in creating makerspaces that support learning within the space, budget and goals of each location.

ANSYS Storefront at JA BizTown®

design services, space planning, graphics, signage and furniture were key parts of our work on this STEM-focused mock town for student experiences.

Matt’s Maker Spaces

design services and educator training combine to bring individual maker spaces to a variety of venues, from elementary schools to hospitals.

designed for children’s museum of pittsburgh

Nursery

early learners can explore light, texture and movement in a serene setting with lots of large and fine motor experiences

Waterplay

explore the power and beauty of water in a variety of activities featuring rain, flow, whirlpools and ice

Make Lab at MuseumLab

A space designed to offer a scaled-up making experience for older youtth

Kindness Gallery

Explore an exhibition created to encourage ways to be kind and recognize everyday acts of kindness, inspired by the work of Fred Rogers.

Hervé Tullet’s Art Explosion: Pittsburgh

the artwork of artist and children’s book author Hervé Tullet is highlighted by visitor artwork, video footage and a curated audio environment to create a world of color and creativity in the unique style of the artist.

Nek Chand – A Hidden World

Original, large mosac sculptures by legendary outsider artist Nek Chand are featured for viewing, conservation, cultural context and related art activities.

designed for other organizations

techPLAYground

discover the latest experiments in digital and physical exhibits and artworks from artists, and developed and fabricated for the Children’s Museum’s MuseumLab from a partnership between the Museum and Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center

KIDSPORT at Pittsburgh International Airport

By modernizing a family playspace at Pittsburgh International Airport, we work with community partners to provide a fun diversion for families and introduce cultural and educational anchors of our city.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Eight Pittsburgh libraries received updated activity stations, reading pods and furniture to serve their early learning and afterschool audiences.

PNC Mobile Learning Adventure

We worked with community partner PNC to update a key outreach tool, its Mobile Learning Adventure, that provides early learning opportunities for families, schools and communities across the country.

Chevron STEM Zone at PNC Park

Children and families can explore activities relating to the mechanics, techniques, equipment and fun of the great American pasttime!

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

We created a unique playspace with activities centered on social emotional learning for patients to spend time with family and friends away from their hospital rooms.

Sensory Airplane Experience at Pittsburgh International Airport

this important space provides an airplane experience at the airport to help acclimate adults and children with autism and other sensory-processing issues.

ANSYS Storefront at JA BizTown®

design services, space planning, graphics, signage and furniture were key parts of our work on this STEM-focused mock town for student experiences.

Terminal Modernization Project at Pittsburgh International Airport

graphics, signage, information kiosks and even visitor view finders combine to help an international airport carry out a vital renovation.

The REACH at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

customized, fully accessible furniture, green practices and close design consultation highlight this project.

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

interactive stations in the gardens and trails offer activities and information to enhance visitor experience.