Free Visits

Experience Pittsburgh’s unique art scene while studying at Pitt! Present your valid Pitt 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. Don’t miss 1958, a pop cultural exploration of the trends, both high and low, which mapped out the aspirations and antics of this prime year of the U.S. Baby Boom. The Warhol is just a quick bus ride to the North Shore of Pittsburgh.

To get there: Ride free! The 500 Port Authority bus will take you to within a block.

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. Life on Mars, the 2008 Carnegie International, focuses on the relevant question of what it means to be human in the world today. In the same building is the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's, spectacular exhibit Dinosaurs in Their Time and the dramatic T. Rex vs. T. Rex.

To get there: The museums are right across Forbes Avenue from the Cathedral of Learning.

Mattress Factory

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.  Currently, Inner and Outer Space investigates the personal and collective experience of time and space; the experience of travel and flight, gravity and speed, and visual and sensory perception.

To get there: Ride free! The 500 Port Authority bus will take you to within a block.

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens brings together the finest in horticulture, art, education, and sweetens up summer with a tasty exhibit exploring nature's most popular treat - Chocolate! Plus, the tranquil Butterfly Forest is open until October 11, 2008. From seasonal flower shows to classes to special exhibits, something's always blooming at Phipps!

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 Senator John 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 the 54C Port Authority Bus to Penn Avenue & 28th. Transfer to the 86A, 86B or 91A. Exit at Penn & 12th and walk one block.