Mini-Factory at the Mattress Factory

The Mattress Factory’s Mini-Factory is a free 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 2015:

Mini-Factory: ME! Saturday, April 25
Mini-Factory: COLOR Saturday, May 9
Mini-Factory: MEMORY Saturday, May 23
Mini-Factory: LINE Saturday, June 13
Mini-Factory: SENSES Saturday, June 27
Mini-Factory: HISTORY Saturday, July 11
Mini-Factory: FANTASY Saturday, July 25
Mini-Factory: PATTERN Saturday, August 8
Mini-Factory: SCIENCE Saturday, August 22
Mini-Factory: MOVEMENT Saturday, September 12
Mini-Factory: ZOOM Saturday, September 26
Mini-Factory: SEASONS Saturday, October 10
Mini-Factory: LIGHT Saturday, October 24
Mini-Factory: FUTURE Saturday, November 14
Mini-Factory: OPPOSITES Saturday, December 12

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