Free Visits Program
Experience Pittsburgh's unique art scene while studying at Pitt! Present your valid Pitt Oakland Student ID during the academic year for free visits to these amazing museums. Free Visits are suspended during the summer months!
The Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
The Andy Warhol Museum is constantly redefining itself in relation to contemporary life, using its unique collections and dynamic, interactive programming as tools. Learn more about the life and art of the era of Andy Warhol.
The Warhol is just a quick bus ride to the North Shore of Pittsburgh. To get there: Ride free with your PITT ID! Take a bus downtown and walk across the Warhol Bridge.
Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
The Carnegie Museum of Art offers a distinguished collection of paintings, sculptures, sketches and more, dating from the 1600s to the present. In the same building is the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's, recent renovations have resulted in the spectacular exhibit Dinosaurs in Their Time.
To get there: The museums are right across Forbes Avenue from the Cathedral of Learning.
The Mattress Factory Art Museum
500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art that commissions exhibits and collects site specific installations. It is one of the few of its kind anywhere in the world,
and it is right here on the North Side of Pittsburgh. Don't miss the current exhibit Sites of Passage.
To get there: Ride free! Take the 54 and walk to Mattress Factory.
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens brings together the finest in horticulture, education and art. From seasonal flower shows to classes to special exhibits, something’s always blooming at Phipps! Don't miss the special Summer Flower Show: Living Harmoniously with Nature exhibition.
To get there: Right in Oakland, just across from Schenley Park.
Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center
1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Experience more than 250 years of Western Pennsylvanian history! At the Heinz History Center, you can access some of the most compelling exhibits. Step inside a 1790s log cabin, discover how immigrants shaped the steel industry of this region, learn about local sites of the Underground Railroad, and much more.
To get there: Ride free! Take any 61 or 71 bus inbound. Exit the bus at 6th Ave and Bigelow Square. Walk west on 6th. Take a right onto Grant and then a left on 11th St.
Make a right on Smallman.
Fort Pitt Museum
Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The Fort Pitt Museum, located in historic Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh, is a two-floor, 12,000-square-foot museum that tells the story of Western Pennsylvania’s pivotal role during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and as the birthplace of Pittsburgh.
To get there: Ride free! Take any 61 or 71 bus inbound. Exit the bus at 6th Ave and Wood Street. Continue on 6th Ave, and take a left onto Liberty Ave. Walk down Liberty Ave
to Commonwealth Place, and walk through Point State Park.
Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum
401 Meadowcroft Road, Avella, PA 15312
Meadowcroft Rockshelter archaeological site has revealed the earliest evidence of people in North America, dating back 16,000 years, providing a unique glimpse into the lives of prehistoric hunters and gathers.
Free visits to Meadowcroft will begin in September 2013.
To get there: Meadowcroft is 45 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.
Click HERE for detailed driving directions from campus.
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum
4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Soldiers & Sailors offers a unique look into American history, and explores the evolution of equipment and technology as well as the effects that military conflicts have had on society. The museum's collections span art from the mid 1900's to cultural artifacts of today.
To get there: Right across the street from the William Pitt Union on the Fifth Avenue side.