Pittsburghers have long known that we are spoiled with some of the best museums. But finally non-Pittsburghers now know that too, and it’s all thanks to USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards!

The Andy Warhol Museum, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, and the Heinz History Center all recently were selected as in the Top 10 in the entire country for their respective categories: art, children’s, and history. Pittsburgh was the only city to see three different museums honored in the top five!

3 For Free Month

Naturally we have to celebrate that “We are the Champions” status, and to do so, all visitors to those 3 museums get free admission for the entire month of August!

This free admission offer is in addition to the annual free admission RAD Days, which will begin in September at more regional assets throughout Allegheny County. 

Visitors seeking free tickets during the ‘3 For Free’ month can book online at each museum’s website – the best way to guarantee admission on what are expected to be busy days. Advanced reservations are recommended but not required.

The Andy Warhol Museum – 4th in Best Art Museums

The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials. It is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world and the largest in North America.

Located on the North Shore. Open most days 10am – 5pm. Closed on Tuesdays. Open until 10pm on Fridays.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh – 2nd in Best Children’s Museums

The Children’s Museum provides innovative and inclusive museum experiences that inspire kindness, joy, creativity, and curiosity for all learners. The museum has three floors of creative play and discovery – including an entire water play floor.

Located on the North Side. Open every day 10am – 5pm.

Heinz History Center – 2nd in Best History Museums

The Senator John Heinz History Center is Pennsylvania’s largest history museum and is devoted to the history and heritage of Western Pennsylvania. The History Center’s mission is to engage and inspire large and diverse audiences through programs that enable links to the past, understanding in the present, and guidance for the future by preserving regional history and presenting the American experience with a Western Pennsylvania connection.

Located in the Strip District. Open every day 10am – 5pm.

Note: Regardless of the time of your ticket, you can arrive at any point and stay for as long as you want. It takes about 4 hours to explore all of the exhibits.

Plan your visits today and see firsthand exactly why Pittsburgh museums are the best!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Mo Macel

Mo is a pun-loving Pittsburgher who likes to take photos and write. When not focusing on her kiddos, you'll find her pursuing happiness and working on living the American Dream via one craft beer at a time. She blogs at givegodyouryes.com and fullhipster.com.

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