Special Holiday Hours
Please take note of the following special holiday hours.
Sunday, December 24: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, December 25: CLOSED
Tuesday, December 26: OPEN 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 31: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, January 1: CLOSED
Tuesday, January 2: CLOSED
Member Shopping Days
November 11 - December 3
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Members get 20% of in the Natural History Store and the CMOA Store throughout these dates!
Letters to Santa
November 22 - December 31
This holiday season, kids are invited to drop off their letters to Santa in our museum! They can either bring a letter or write one here to drop in to our mailbox to the North Pole. Our touchable reindeer, Sven, will be keeping guard over the mailbox, so make sure to pet him a few times as a "thank you" for his hard work.
Carnegie Trees and Neapolitan presepio
November 30 - January 7
This year’s theme is Beloved Children’s Books, featuring trees inspired by The Cat in the Hat, Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, The Jungle Book, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Docents are available to speak with visitors of all ages about the presepio from 1–3 p.m. every day.
CMOA on Ice Winter Party
Get your holiday season started right with an incredible 21+ blowout at CMOA! We will have ice skating INSIDE our magical Hall of Sculpture! Plus, enjoy a taste of some delicious Great Lakes Brewing Company beers, sweet treats from one of the biggest cookie tables Pittsburgh has ever seen, gift crafting, a holiday card photo booth, and more.
CMOA Store Holiday Open House
CMOA has everything you need for holiday shopping! Join us for festive fun at the CMOA Store all day long. Check out unique, locally designed gifts for everyone on your list. We are offering free gift wrapping and live music throughout the day. We will also have ice skating in our Hall of Sculpture for just $5!
A John Waters Christmas: Holier & Dirtier
We welcome back the legendary writer and director, John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, Cry Baby), to the Carnegie Lecture Hall with his critically acclaimed one-man show. Co-presented with The Andy Warhol Museum.
Super Science Saturday: Holidays Around The World
December 16, Noon - 4 p.m.
Travel through holiday-themed stations as we share the traditions of other cultures through crafts, food, and amazing specimens and artifacts!