EIN 25-1379704

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

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The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh is a hands-on interactive children's museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is in the Allegheny Center neighborhood in Pittsburgh's Northside.
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The Museum provides educational and cultural exhibits that exemplify design excellence, innovation and reflect the mission to inspire kindess, joy, creativity and curiosity. Exhibits are both hands-on and artifact-driven focused primarily in the fields of art and science.interactive Museum experiences are at the core of the Museum's mission. Each of the Museum's permanent exhibits are grounded in its longstanding play with real stuff philosophy, which asserts that children need a solid foundation of developmentally appropriate learning activities that are concrete, real and relevant to their lives. The Museum is a place for all learners to experience never before seen, one-of-a-kind Museum experiences.for almost 40 years, the Museum was a single institution that specialized in providing meaningful, engaging experiences for elementary school aged children and younger, and their families. Its ten core exhibits, artist experiences, and art collection continue to delight and inspire children and families. In april 2019, the Museum added museumlab to its campus to deliver exceptional Museum programming for the region, by creating Museum experiences specifically for older kids. Museumlab builds on the Museum's three decades of community development investments in its north side neighborhood, helping to prepare the workforce of the future and creating new opportunities to conduct robust learning research. As a complement to its community development work, the Museum has emerged as a national leader in learning design and research with recognition from the Museum and library field and local and national education leaders. The Museum leads the field around the maker movement and has helped to open hundreds of makerspaces around the region and the united states. At the same time, the Museum has become well-known as a leading creator of traveling exhibits for rental and is sought after for design and consulting services nationally. The Museum's reputation as a leading provider of high-quality, research-based experiences for children, families and educators is at an all-time high. The combination of Children's Museum and museumlab programs has created an extensive selection of Museum and educational experiences for children of all ages and their families. In addition to its thirteen permanent exhibits and art collection, the Museum commissions new interactive art, partners with hundreds of local working artists, and engages in accessibility and inclusion programming for all families. The Museum also creates and presents educational programs that connect with and engage all types of learners in 21st century skills. Teacher education, youth programs and classes on the Museum's floor provide opportunities for learning and play. Visiting a Children's Museum focused on real stuff, children and adults alike have opportunities to try new things, explore creative outlets and take a fresh, new look at the world around them. Children are encouraged to find their own answers through hands-on exploration. Outreach programs provide services to the general public outside the Museum, primarily in schools and libraries. After 15 months of closure due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh reopened with limited operations and has spent the past year bolstering its personnel, programming, exhibits, and community partnerships in order to rebuild the competencies it had in 2020, and to provide innovative and inclusive educational experiences for even more children, youth and families.
The Museum creates and presents educational programs that connect with and engage all types of learners. Outreach programs provide services to the general public outside the Museum, primarily in schools. Other venues include community festivals, wic offices, health care settings, malls and health fairs. Teacher education, youth programs and classes on the Museum's floor provide opportunities for learning and play.

Who funds Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Richard King Mellon FoundationToward Support of Operations$350,000
The Heinz EndowmentsFor One Year General Operating Support (2023).$200,000
The Heinz EndowmentsFor One Year Operating Support (2022)$200,000
...and 39 more grants received totalling $1,753,242

Personnel at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Jane WernerExecutive Director$257,859
Christine KoebleySenior Director , Center for Business Administration$122,066
Bill SchlageterDirector of Marketing
Max PipmanSenior Director , Center for Information and Customer Service$117,132
Suzanne McCaffreyDirector of New Media
...and 16 more key personnel

Financials for Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$6,899,837
Program services$3,083,893
Investment income and dividends$396,926
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$32,956
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$364,129
Net income from fundraising events$-102,823
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$64,852
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$10,739,770

Form 990s for Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-03-16990View PDF
2021-062022-04-01990View PDF
2021-062022-03-24990View PDF
2020-062021-04-15990View PDF
2019-062020-08-27990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
January 27, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
December 23, 2023
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $500,000 from Hillman Family Foundations
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 33 new grant, including a grant for $700,000 from Allegheny Foundation
July 5, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 6 new vendors, including , , , , , and
June 17, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanitiesChildren
Political advocacyLobbyingFundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
10 Childrens Way Allegheny Sq
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Metro area
Pittsburgh, PA
Allegheny County, PA
Website URL
(412) 322-5058
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A52: Childrens Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
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