Last year's Museum Store Sunday saw a 35% increase in store visitors, according to the Museum Store Association. And, while you don't have to pay for museum admission to shop inside most of the stores, the day also helps bring in more visitors to visit the attractions inside the museum, too. Last year, museum visits climbed 11%.
Below are some of our favorite deals in Pittsburgh museums this weekend. Most take place on Sun., Dec. 1, but over on the North Side, a certain football home game will be closing the neighboring Carnegie Science Center, so that location has moved its celebration to Sat., Nov. 30 instead.
And, if you're really looking to reward that special person in your life with the ultimate gift, consider a museum membership: Many of the museum shops below offer additional discounts for members.
For a full list of participating museums, visit museumstoresunday.org.
The Frick Pittsburgh 7227 Reynold St., Point Breeze
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. Nov. 30 and Sun., Dec. 1
Carnegie Museum of Art4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., Dec. 1 Museum Store Sunday: 20% off all regularly priced purchases of $50 or more. (25% off all regularly priced merchandise for Carnegie Museum members.) Free Gift wrap from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Andy Warhol Museum10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., Dec. 1 Museum Store Sunday: 20% off all regularly priced purchases of $50 or more. (25% off all regularly priced merchandise for Carnegie Museum members.) Free Gift wrap from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman St., Strip District Museum Store Sunday: Receive a free copy of Pittsburghese from Ahrn to Yinz with purchases of $75 or more. No overall discount on purchases today, but browse through the collection of gifts on its online store and believe us, you're going to want to check this shop out ...
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., Dec. 1
Come on, who wouldn't want these in their holiday stocking?