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Maker Faire Pittsburgh is taking over the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and Buhl Community Park!
We are committed to providing an inclusive and interactive experience for all visitors.

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, producer of Maker Faire Pittsburgh, provides exhibits, programs, and public spaces that are inclusive and interactive for all visitors.

PARKING

Accessible parking is located in the Museum’s rear parking lot.

THE FAIRE GROUNDS

Accessible pathways are available throughout all Faire locations.  The main Museum entrances are wheelchair accessible with power assist doors. The Museum is fully accessible by ramp and elevator, with the exception of the Gravity Room in the Attic Gallery. Service animals are welcome in all Faire locations. ADA-compliant cable covers are used throughout the Faire grounds. Motorized wheelchairs are always permitted.

ACCOMMODATION SERVICES

Most performances, workshops, and entertainment on the Green Mountain Energy Stage and in the Workshop Zone, will provide the following services:

  •  American Sign Language Interpretation
  • Audio Description
  • Open Captioning
  • Sighted Guides: To request a sighted guide, please see the Museum’s Admission desk for availability.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh staff are trained on how to help visitors with various needs and can provide the following tools to individuals free of charge for use at Maker Faire Pittsburgh (supplies are limited). Please see staff at any Information booth to request:

  • Large-print programs.
  • Wheelchairs.
  • A tactile Museum map of the Children’s Museum interior.
  • Braille menus for the Big Red Room Cafe in the Museum.
  • Sound reducing headphones.
  • Sensory blanket and vests.
  • Wrist assistance cuffs.
  • Versatile Velcro lap tables, adjustable to fit most wheelchairs.

Services available by Faire area.

RESTROOMS

All restrooms inside the Museum are accessible and are equipped with changing tables. Outdoor accessible restrooms will be located at Children’s Way + Ridge Ave; and near Children’s Way on the Southeast corner of Buhl park.

QUIET SPACES

Below are the quiet spaces provided for you to take a break from the crowds.

Indoor quiet spaces:

  • First floor Art Studio to the left of the room.
  • Second floor Nursery to the right back of the room.
  • Third floor Waterplay to the right back of the room.

Indoor quiet spaces can also be used for breastfeeding.

Outdoor quiet spaces on the Faire Grounds:

  • Bubble area just past Fiberpalooza

MORE QUESTIONS?

Please contact vshaffer@pittsburghkids.org.