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11 AM-8 PM

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11 AM-6 PM

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New Year's Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Juneteenth

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Year's Eve

FREE

Members

$20

Adults

$15

Seniors

$15

Students

FREE

Children under 6

$10

Veterans and Active Duty Military

$10

Visitors w/ limited mobility

FREE

University Partners*

$10

Northside Residents**

*Free for Carnegie Mellon University, Point Park University, CCAC Allegheny Campus and University of Pittsburgh Main Campus (only during the academic year) students with a valid student ID. Some restrictions apply. Please check with your Student Life office for details.

**For residents of 15212, 15214 and 15233 zip codes.

Mattress Factory
500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412.231.3169

The Mattress Factory is located just minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh. The Museum campus is comprised of three historic buildings located in the Mexican War Streets neighborhood of Pittsburgh's Northside. Please visit the Main Building to check in at the Admissions Desk as you begin your visit.

Driving Directions & Parking
We recommend you set your GPS device to 505 Jacksonia Street, the MF parking lot address. Parking is free. Please note the lot is locked at closing. Please call the Museum at 412.231.3169 for more details.
Public Transportation
The Mattress Factory is located within easy distance of several Port Authority bus stops. For information, bus routes and schedules visit portauthority.org/trip-planner or call Port Authority Customer Service at 412.442.2000.

Tour Types

General Information
Guided Tour (available In-Person or Virtual)
Sketchbook Tour
Installation Lab
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INQUIRIES

Please take a look at our Tour offerings to find the right fit for you!

If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a future visit, please reach out to education@mattress.org.

All tours must be requested 4 weeks in advance.

Special discounts are offered to Pittsburgh Public Schools and Propel Charter Schools.

Up to 40 guests

Perfect for All Ages!

Led by a Museum Educator, the Guided Tour is the perfect way to explore the unique work we have on view!

See how our spaces have evolved over the years and discover the innovative art practices explored by artists from around the world and from Pittsburgh alike.

$10 per K-12 student (In-Person)
$15 per college student (In-Person)
$20 per adult (In-Person)
$15 per senior (In-Person)
$8 per K-12 student (Virtual)
$10 per college student (Virtual)
$12 per adult (Virtual)
$10 per senior (Virtual)

Up to 40 guests

Perfect for Students K-12!

Take your tour to the next level! Students will explore our galleries through writing and drawing prompts that will build deeper connections with the artwork. Each class will receive Mattress Factory Sketchbooks with fun materials students can use to get creative.

$12 per K-12 student

Up to 40 guests

Perfect for K-12 Students!

Participate in a unique hands-on experience that you won’t forget!

After taking a Tour of the Galleries, each individual will receive their own Mattress Factory Art Kit that encourages material exploration and a deeper understanding of the artistic process.

$12 per K-12 student

Tips & Guidelines

Begin your visit by checking in at the Admissions Desk at the Main Building.
Some exhibits contain mature content – if you have concerns, please ask a gallery attendant.
Installation art is not the same as interactive art. As you navigate the Museum, please refrain from touching the installations.
We are part of the Mexican War Streets neighborhood. Please respect our neighbors as your move between the Museum’s three buildings.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Photography for personal use is encouraged, but no flash. Commercial and/or professional photography is not permitted during operating hours.
No food or drink in the galleries.
Please watch your step and navigate spaces with care. Some installations have uneven floors and/or dark lighting.
Parking lot will be locked at Museum closure.
No pets. Service animals only.
No weapons, firearms or hazardous materials are permitted on Museum property.

Accessibility

Accessibility at the Museum

We encourage all visitors to enter the Main Building from our parking lot at 505 Jacksonia Street.

The Mattress Factory’s public facilities are comprised of three buildings throughout the Mexican War Streets neighborhood of Pittsburgh’s Northside. Our Main Building, located at 500 Sampsonia Way, is a large 6-story brick warehouse with an attached Administrative Office Building. All galleries at 500 Sampsonia Way are fully wheelchair accessible by elevator with accessible restrooms and water fountains on the lower level of the Museum and in the Education Studio.

There is reserved and marked accessible parking with a wheelchair-accessible ramp into the front entrance of the Museum. All public education programs take place in wheelchair-accessible spaces – lobby, education studio and galleries. Admissions Desk and event seating is flexible and always inclusive of patrons needing accommodation for mobility devices or other needs. A wheelchair also is available at the Museum’s Admissions Desk free of charge.

The Museum campus also includes two additional buildings located at 516 Sampsonia Way and 1414 Monterey Street that have been repurposed for use as galleries. Because of the age of these structures, only the first floors of these buildings are wheelchair accessible.

If you have questions or needs not addressed by the following information, please reach out to info@mattress.org. 

Main Building  +

Our Jacksonia Street entrance, via the parking lot, is wheelchair accessible.

A ramp will lead you past The Garden by Winifred Lutz on the left and several glass doors on your right to the Main entrance. The Main entrance door is not powered. Please call (412) 231-3169 x5406 for assistance from a staff person. 

  • We have courtesy wheelchairs available. Supply is limited. 
  • We have portable chairs available for use in galleries. Ask a staff person for assistance.
  • Accessible restrooms are available in Basement gallery via elevator. 
  • Sensory processing kits are available by request. Ask staff at the front desk for assistance. 
    • Include noise reducing headphones, sunglasses, tactile objects, backpack.
  • Video installations in Main Building include captions except “Instability, Scattering, Wandering, Success” (Lera Lerner, 2022)
  • Large print Gallery Guides not currently available (coming soon).

Events 

  • ASL interpretation and panel events will automatically include ASL interpretation. 
  • ASL interpretation is available by request 2 weeks in advance for other events or special tours. 

Sensory  

  • No current exhibitions feature strobing/flashing lights. 
  • No current exhibitions in Main Building include artificial scents. 
  • No current exhibitions in Main Building feature sudden/loud noises. 
Monterey Annex  +

We recommend visitors begin their visit at Main Building located at 505 Jacksonia Street. 

To get to Monterey Annex, visitors should travel west on Jacksonia Street via sidewalk. Due to the age of the Mexican War Streets neighborhood, sidewalks can be cracked and uneven. Please use caution.

  • Entrance to Monterey Annex is accessible via two stairs. A wheelchair accessible ramp is available by request. Please call (412) 231-3169 x5419. 
  • Due to the age of the building, only the main level of the Monterey Annex is wheelchair and walking frame accessible. 
  • We have portable chairs available for use in galleries. Please ask a staff person for assistance.
  • Accessible restrooms are available on the main level of Monterey Annex. 
  • Sensory processing kits are available by request. Ask staff at the desk for assistance. 
    • Include noise reducing headphones, sunglasses, tactile objects, backpack. 
  • Video installations in Monterey Annex include captions except “Remnants, Portals and Power: The Afterlife” (Alisha B Wormsley, 2022)

Sensory  

  • Visitors with sensitivity to strobing/flashing lights should use caution in the installation “Soul Culture” (Renee Cox, 2022) as well as the salon chair screens in “Remnants, Portals and Power: The Afterlife” (Alisha B Wormsley, 2022)
  • No current exhibitions in Monterey Annex include artificial scents. “How Deep Is Your Love” (LaKeisha Wolf, 2022) features strong natural/herbal scents. 
  • No current exhibitions in Monterey Annex feature sudden/loud noises. 

Sampsonia Annex +

We recommend visitors begin their visit at Main Building located at 505 Jacksonia Street. 

To get to Sampsonia Annex, visitors should travel west on Sampsonia Way via alley way. Route includes stairs.

  • Due to the age of the building, Sampsonia Annex is not wheelchair or walking frame accessible. 
  • We have portable chairs available for use in galleries. Ask a staff person for assistance.
  • Accessible restrooms are not available in Sampsonia Annex. 
  • Sensory processing kits are available by request. Ask staff at the desk for assistance. 
    • Include noise reducing headphones, sunglasses, tactile objects, backpack.
  • Video installations in Sampsonia Annex include music only, without captions. 

Sensory  

  • Visitors with sensitivity to strobing/flashing lights should use caution throughout Sampsonia Annex. 
  • No current exhibitions in Sampsonia Annex include artificial scents. 
  • No current exhibitions in Sampsonia Annex feature sudden/loud noises.  
Transportation +

If you call an Access vehicle to drop you off at the Mattress Factory, please direct them to 505 Jacksonia Street. The vehicle will pull into a parking lot, there are stairs and a ramp to the main entrance. This also is where you should wait if an Access vehicle is picking you up. If you do not wish to wait outside, alert the Admissions Desk that you are waiting for a vehicle, and they can let you know when your vehicle has arrived.

Port Authority: The Mattress Factory is located within easy distance of several Port Authority bus stops. For information, bus routes and schedules visit Port Authority Trip Planner or call Port Authority Customer Service at 412.442.2000.

Tours & Guides +

If requested in advance, tours can be arranged for hearing and visually impaired visitors. Large print visitor guides are available at the Admissions Desk. Braille guides are available at each building and may be checked out to use while on the Museum campus.

Video Tours +

The Mattress Factory is committed to creating an inclusive environment. While we make every effort to enable interactive experiences for all visitors, due to the age of the Museum’s repurposed buildings, there are some galleries that are not fully accessible at this time. Click the links below to view video tours of those works that are inaccessible:

Trespass & Untitled (Calisthenic Series), William Anastasi

Untitled, Jene Highstein

Infinity Dots Mirrored Room and Repetitive Vision, Yayoi Kusama

It’s all about ME, not you and Selections from the Greer Lankton Archive, Greer Lankton

Unbrella, Vanessa Sica and Chris Kasabach

Bed Sitting Rooms for an Artist in Residence, Allan Wexler

Ship of Fools, Discovery of Time, Bill Woodrow

More Information +

For questions regarding accessibility, contact Laurie Barnes, Director of Education & Community Engagement.