discover the latest experiments in digital and physical exhibits and artworks from artists.


techPLAYground is an interactive, audience driven gallery featuring the latest experiments in digital and physical exhibits and artworks developed and fabricated for the Children’s Museum’s MuseumLab™️ , as well as works by partner artists.

The partnership between Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center provides digital experiences created by its students to MuseumLab, the Children Museum’s latest space created for youth 10+. The SouthSide Works pop-up is the first of its kind to take place off-site from MuseumLab.

techPLAYground includes:

  • Musical Chairs – touch all parts of three wooden chairs to activate and play notes embedded in the frame
  • Spinning Tops – spin classic tops to activate the color and speed of changing LED lights
  • Change the Code by Owen Lowery – Get a simple introduction to creative computer coding where you can change the scenes, colors, patterns and activations in the playback of a depth camera.  Play in front of the camera, then change numbers and variables in a code running the exhibit on a nearby monitor and see your results.
  • Community Garden by Jordan Graves – through an live online drawing program, draw and share flowers that display on a communal field.  People can add to the blooming field both from within the room and anywhere in the world.

let’s create

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