Free Museum Visits

Free Museum Visits

PITT ARTS’ Museum Visits are free only for undergraduate, graduate and professional students from the Pittsburgh campus with a valid Pitt student ID. All others must pay admission costs set by the participating museums.

 

Free Museum Visits start Monday, August 22, 2022 and end late April 2023

 

Free Museum Visits are suspended during the Summer and resume in late August for the Fall and Spring Semesters. Please, review the safety protocols and admissions policies of the Free Museum Visits Partners before visiting their establishments.

 

Updated November 18, 2022

 

The Andy Warhol Museum is open to the public Wednesday – Thursday, Saturday – Monday 9:30 AM – 5 PM and Friday 9:30 AM – 10 PM. Closed Tuesday. Pitt Students should reserve their timed entry at www.warhol.org and enter the promo code PITTSTUDENT at checkout to receive free admission. Students still must present their valid Pittsburgh campus ID upon arrival to gain free admission. 

 

Closed November 24 – Thanksgiving, December 25 – Christmas, January 1 – New Year’s Day, April 9 – Easter

 

The Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History are open Monday – Wednesday, Friday – Sunday, 10 AM –5 PM and Thursday 10 AM – 8 PM Closed Tuesday starting September 6. Pitt Students may reserve their advanced timed tickets through either https://carnegiemnh.org/buy-tickets/ or https://cmoa.org/visit/. Either site will gain admission to both museums. When the students visit the website, they should select the student rate.  When they go to checkout, they will enter the promo code PITTSTUDENT and it will not charge them for the ticket. Students must present their valid Pittsburgh campus ID at the museums to access their free admission. In the galleries, nothing is permitted to be carried on one’s back, including backpacks, drawstring bags, and purses. Please leave umbrellas, briefcases, backpacks, and large bags at home. Only pencils, paper, notebooks and sketchbooks are permitted in the galleries; please do not bring pens, paints, or inks.

 

Closed November 24 – Thanksgiving, December 25 – Christmas, January 1 – New Year’s Day, April 9 – Easter

 

The Carnegie Science Center is open daily, 10 am – 5 PM.  Pitt Students may reserve their advanced timed tickets by calling 412-237-2400 and speaking with a Visitor Service Representative. Students must present their valid Pittsburgh campus ID when the arrive at the Science Center to gain free admission. All tickets offered will be for timed entry every 30 minutes.

 

Check their website for special hours and closing dates due to special events.

 

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is open Saturday – Thursday 9:30 AM – 5 PM and Friday 9:30 AM – 10 PM. Pitt Students must present their valid Pittsburgh Campus Student ID to gain free admission. Learn more about safety protocols at  https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/tickets.

Call 412-622-6915 then dial 0 to reserve your free student timed tickets to the Winter Flower Show and Light Garden November 18, 2022 to January 8, 2023

Closed November 24 – Thanksgiving, December 25 – Christmas

 

The Mattress Factory is open Thursday – Sunday, 11 AM – 6 PM and Wednesday, 11 AM – 8 PM. Closed Monday and Tuesday. For information on reserving tickets in advance, click HERE. You are required to present your valid Pittsburgh Campus ID to receive your free admission. Backpacks are allowed, as are pencils, notebooks and sketchbooks.

Occasionally the Mattress Factory closes early to accommodate private events. Be sure to check their website when planning your visit.

Closed September 5 – Labor Day, November 24 – Thanksgiving, December 24 – Christmas Eve, December 25 – Christmas, New Year’s Eve – December 31, January 1 – New Year’s Day

 

The Senator John Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum are open daily 10 AM – 5 PM. Pitt Students must present their valid Pittsburgh Campus Student ID to gain free admission.

 

Closed November 24 – Thanksgiving, December 25 – Christmas, January 1 – New Year’s Day, April 9 – Easter

 

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum is open Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM. Closed Sunday. Visitors and guests are encouraged to wear masks but not required. Pitt Students must present their valid Pittsburgh Campus Student ID to gain free admission.

 

Closed September 5 – Labor Day, November 24 – Thanksgiving, December 25 – Christmas, January 1 – New Year’s Day

 

Please note that group visits and tours must be arranged in advance. In addition, please check with your department prior to considering a tour that they are indeed willing to reimburse PITT ARTS for docent-led and other Group Visits.