Virtual Museum Programs & Experience Kits

Virtual Museum Programs

A museum educator will read a themed story that will introduce children to local history in a fun and engaging way followed by an activity based on the story! For more information and to register, select the events below:

Saturdays at 10:00 am

August 6: Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historic Village

August 13: Somerset Historical Center

August 20: Old Economy Village

August 27: Duncan & Miller Glass Museum

September 3: Historic Fort Steuben

September 10: West Overton Village Museum & Distillery

September 17: Merrick Art Gallery

September 24: Heinz History Center

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In partnership with the History Center Affiliates Program, we are offering FREE ADMISSION for up to four people to a number of museums and historical sites around Pittsburgh! The kits circulate for one week at a time and cannot be renewed or reserved. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 412-531-1912, Option 3.

The kits will be available on June 1st. 

Our 2022 Experience Kit season includes admission to:

  • Heinz History Center (includes complimentary admission to Fort Pitt Museum and Meadowcroft!)
  • Old Economy Village
  • Duncan & Miller Glass Museum
  •  Merrick Art Gallery
  •  Somerset Historical Center
  •  West Overton Village & Museum
  •  Historic Fort Steuben 

Check the Catalog for availability

*Pass can be used in lieu of suggested donation (although donations always welcome!)


Using your library's Experience Kit program, visit THREE different museum sites before October 31, 2022, and be entered to win a prize basket! 

Visit the raffle submission form or scan the QR code for more information.QR code

Plus: before you go, explore the museum’s “virtual experience kit!” Discover what you might see during your visit, learn more about the history of the site, and find other fun things to do in the area while you’re there. Images and text in this virtual kit are “clickable,” and will direct you to external sites.