Mini-Factory at the Mattress Factory

The Mattress Factory’s Mini-Factory is an interactive learning program designed specifically for children ages 3 to 5 years old with their parents and/or caregivers. The program uses contemporary installation art as the basis for enabling parents and children to explore big ideas.

Young children will discover a variety of themes and installations at the Mattress Factory, participate in story-time related to the theme, and work on a collaborative project in the Mini-Factory. Mini-Factory is a mobile, adaptable pop-up space that children can help to build and then use to explore new ideas and concepts. Young artists will participate in projects that promote making and sharing.

Mini-Factory Sessions Scheduled Through December 2016:

Mini-Factory: STORIES Saturday, January 9, 2016
Mini-Factory: LINE Saturday, January 23, 2016
Mini-Factory: FANTASY Saturday, February 13, 2016
Mini-Factory: COLOR Saturday, February 27, 2016
Mini-Factory: ZOOM Saturday, March 12, 2016
Mini-Factory: BUILDING Saturday, March 26, 2016
Mini-Factory: SOUND Saturday, April 9, 2016
Mini-Factory: ME! Saturday, April 23, 2016
Mini-Factory: COLOR Saturday, May 14, 2016
Mini-Factory: SPACE Saturday, May 28, 2016
Mini-Factory: INSTALL Saturday, June 11, 2016
Mini-Factory: LIGHT Saturday, June 25, 2016
Mini-Factory: PATTERN Saturday, July 9, 2016
Mini-Factory: TEXTURE Saturday, July 23, 2016
Mini-Factory: MOVEMENT Saturday, August 13, 2016
Mini-Factory: LOOK Saturday, August 27, 2016
Mini-Factory: OPPOSITES Saturday, September 10, 2016
Mini-Factory: BALANCE Saturday, September 24, 2016
Mini-Factory: INSTALL Saturday, October 8, 2016
Mini-Factory: SEASONS Saturday, October 22, 2016
Mini-Factory: SOUND Saturday, November 12, 2016
Mini-Factory: COLLECT Saturday, November 26, 2016
Mini-Factory: SENSES Saturday, December 10, 2016

All Mini-Factory sessions are from 10:00 until 11:00 am. Mini-Factory is free for Mattress Factory members and $5 for one child + one parent/caregiver. Registration is required as space is limited. For more information, or to register, visit the Mattress Factory’s Mini-Factory webpage. If you have questions, call 412-231-3169 or email

500 Sampsonia Way Pittsburgh