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About Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh has much to see and do. For those who have a vehicle while visiting Pittsburgh, you may want to check out Pittsburgh.net to find the many sites/events that Pittsburgh has to offer.

University of Pittsburgh campus Oakland
Our research studies are in Oakland, which is within five miles from downtown Pittsburgh. For a variety of activities to do in Pittsburgh and Oakland, click Oakland.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
4400 Forbes Avenue

The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh include the Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History in Oakland. The museums are open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Suggested admission for both museums is $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, and $11 for  children and children under 3 are free. For a recorded message listing museum shows, call 412-688-8628.  

Carnegie Library

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
4400 Forbes Avenue

The Carnegie Library is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Summer hours may differ.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Schenley Park

Phipps Conservatory Floral shows. Open daily from 9:30am-5pm and Fridays until 10pm. Call for information about guided tours.
Cathedral of Learning

Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard

This Gothic revival structure features 26 Nationality Rooms, which are classrooms decorated to reflect cultures of foreign nations. Open 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tours by appointment.



Jewish Community Center
5738 Forbes Avenue near Murray Avenue
Squirrel Hill

Temporary passes to use the facilities are available to patients, family members, and friends by contacting the membership director. Temporary preschool arrangements may be available depending upon sp
. For more information visit the JCC website.

Pittsburgh Playhouse

The Pittsburgh Playhouse
222 Craft Avenue - (one block south of Forbes Avenue)

Plays and children’s theater run September through May. For more information and schedule visit the Playhouse Website.

Stephen Foster Museum Pittsburgh

Stephen Foster Memorial Museum
Forbes Avenue at the Cathedral of Learning

The museum houses an extensive collection of artifacts and memorabilia about the life of the American composer. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free admission; guided tours available for a donation. The theater hosts drama, music, and dance, including the Kuntu Repertory Theater (African American Theater), Pittsburgh Dance Council, and University of Pittsburgh Theater Arts Department productions. For more information visit the Museum Website.


Webster Hall, Suite 300, 3811 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 • Toll Free 1-866-647-3436 • Phone 412-246-5485 • Fax 412-246-5470

All Inquiries including Dr. Minshew: autismrecruiter@upmc.edu
2006 CeFAR at the University of Pittsburgh • Site last updated September, 2012