Building a playfully interactive digital presence that showcases the beauty and excitement of children learning.

Transforming education through innovative and inclusive museum experiences

Located in the Northside, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is an immersive and innovative museum dedicated to creating inclusive and joyful experiences that spark creativity and curiosity in the minds and hearts of young learners. By building meaningful connections with artists, community partners, and neighbors, the museum empowers positive change on behalf of the children, youth, and families of Pittsburgh.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

The Ask.

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh team wanted to migrate their site away from Ruby on Rails, which it had been built upon for many years, in order to create a more manageable backend experience, as well as a creative and engaging visual design.

Project Goals

Ensure the site is easy to update over time

By switching the site from Ruby on Rails to Wordpress, we were able to deliver a more user-friendly, adaptable site, which saves time for the admin team as content changes.

Showcase the exhibits in a compelling manner

We created a custom mobile and desktop experience that translates the thrill of the museum to the digital screen, no matter what device visitors are using.

Make the digital experience as lively as the museum experience

We used unexpected hover and scrolling effects throughout the site to ensure that the museum’s digital presence was energetic, playful, and anything but boring.

Introduce brand new at-home content

Through search features, filters, and instinctive navigation options, we were able to add content to the site in a way that was engaging, not overwhelming.

How we made it happen

Bringing CMP’s vision to life

Together with the extremely talented team at Landesberg Design that managed the design of the site, we transformed their vision into a multidimensional website that both incorporates unique elements and simplifies admin for the museum team. The result is a beautiful, highly interactive website that captures visitors’ interest with custom-built development details and holds their attention with special consideration for inclusivity, navigation, and ease of use. Additionally, we optimized the entire site for mobile, making hyper-specific tweaks to improve every touchpoint for digital visitors.

Thinking ahead

In order to ensure this website serves the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh for years to come, we made the site easy to update so that the museum can keep their content current and continuously post their most recent events, exhibit news, and learning opportunities.

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