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The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is up for a national award: Here’s how you can vote

Pittsburgh-area families have an incredible resource for fun and learning: The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and MuseumLab, which share a campus on the North Side.

From long-running installations and a popular summer camp to special events like the upcoming Glow celebration on Saturday, the museum is a place where kids of all ages can create and discover. It’s also home to SLB Radio, where young Pittsburghers learn to express themselves through podcasting, journalism, music and more (and even have their work published on Kidsburgh!).

Recently, the Children’s Museum was nominated as one of the best children’s museums in the country in USAToday’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for 2024. We’re told that our local museum is “teetering between first and second place,” so every vote can make a difference.

“Inside the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, visitors can explore numerous hands-on, interactive exhibit areas meant to spark curiosity,” USAToday’s listing reads. “The Garage is the place to explore things that bounce, race, and roll, while the Art Studio allows kids to express their creativity through various art forms. And the Kindness Gallery lets kids try different forms of communication to send messages of empathy and kindness.”

Now through Feb. 12, the public can vote right here to help this Pittsburgh treasure top the national list. You can vote once per day.

“Wild Kratts: Creature Power!” photo, and the photo at the top of this story, courtesy of The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.