Neighborhood Market & Café

Educational Focus Areas

Imagination, Social-Emotional, Literacy, Math, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Movement.


Come learn while you gather groceries, price the items as the market cashier, and create healthy meals at our deli counter with your friends and family!

The Neighborhood Market and Cafe can be enjoyed by our youngest of learners as well as older siblings and adults. Young learners can engage in hands-on sorting of grocery items and placing items into shopping carts; while others can practice turn taking skills of waiting in lines to buy items, bagging groceries and learning money skills. The exhibit also links to our outside garden where children can learn the cycle of fruits and vegetables and the science behind cooking food. 

Age Level

2 and up


Food able to be reachable from a variety of shelf levels


  1. Learn how various fruits and vegetables grow outside in the gardens in the front of the museum (Grow Pittsburgh Curriculum)
  2. Learn the science behind cooking food (how is cheese made, what is an emulsion, making vegetable soup)
  3. Exploration of a variety of different foods and textures (crunchy, soft, chewy foods)
  4. Cooking Program

Special thanks to PACyber for their generous sponsorship of this exhibit.

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General Admission

  • Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays: 10 am - 2 pm
  • All General Admission Tickets are FREE of charge until January 31, 2022!

Starting January 31, 2022:

  • Daily Single Child Play Pass: $5  (1 child, with accompanying caregiver, for unlimited play and discovery*)
  • Daily Single Adult Play Pass: $5  (1 adult, accompanying a child, for unlimited play and discovery*) 
  • Daily Family Play Pass: $25
  • Bi-Annual Membership Subscription Rates coming soon!
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