Groups or organizations – Interested in taking a peek inside our 61,000 square foot immersive environment, known as America’s largest invention factory? Adults and children ages 8 and older are invited to join us to discover where great ideas become innovative new products. Plan your visit today!

Storytelling Tour

Story Tour

Creativity and imagination can be found within everyone. This is a whimsical tour of storytelling that explains how we use each of the buildings inside the factory. On this tour information is learned through fun games where we learn about some incredible inventions. This is designed for a small group of younger kids, typically kindergarten to 3rd grade.

Approximately 60 minutes

Basic Factory Tour

Factory Tour

Innovation can be found around every corner inside Inventionland. On the basic factory tour we seek to open up the minds of guests and have each guest find their inner inventor. On this factory tour we talk about what inventing is and we will discuss the basic functions of the buildings within Inventionland. This tour is ideal for groups from 4th grade and up.

Approximately 90 minutes



Ideas come from everywhere! On this tour we will discuss the lives of famous inventors, their inventions, and how their ideas came to life. During the tour we seek to share the idea that anyone and everyone can invent. We will also share the stories of successful inventions that have been created within Inventionland. This tour is ideal for groups from 4th grade and up.

Approximately 90 minutes

Career-based Tour

Career Tour

There are many different jobs that go into the inventing process. On this student-oriented tour we will discuss the different careers around the factory. With over 54 different jobs inside of Inventionland, we discuss all of the different careers and skills that are necessary to invent. This tour is ideal for groups 6th grade and up.

Approximately 90 minutes

Inventionland Tours

Monday – Thursday 8:30am, 10:00am, 1:00pm, or 2:30pm

Tours last approximately 70 minutes. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled start time.

  • ALL Tours must be scheduled prior to visiting. WE DO NOT accept walk-in tours.
  • Open to adults and children ages 8 and older.
  • Able to accommodate groups of up to 20 guests in a single tour.
  • Each guest is required to have a completed confidentiality waiver upon arrival for their tour.
  • Group leader is to please have all confidentiality waivers complete and ready to be handed into the tour guide.

If arriving by car, please park in the marked “Reserved” spaces. If traveling by van or bus, please drop off all guests at the front entrance, then park in the adjacent lot.

Our Address: 585 Alpha Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

We have the following themed tours:

  • Storytelling Tour
  • Basic Factory Tour
  • InvenTour
  • Career-based Tour


  • $10 per student and $15 per adult with a $150 minimum cost; teachers and chaperones attend free
  • $250 flat fee for virtual tours

We offer many different activities. These activities are essential STEAM activities within the Inventionland Institute course. Teachers or group organizers are given the activity names and descriptions and they will select the activity for their group.

  • Pipe Cleaner Challenge
  • Strategic
  • Partnerships
    Product Mash-Up


  • $2 per person for family or general tour groups
  • $50 flat fee per school group

Are you looking to make your tour an unforgettable experience? The specialty add-ons bring a bit of spice to your Inventionland experience. These must be booked a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.

Icing & Cheese: A 3D Printer Explanation – Are your students curious about how a 3D printer works? Listen to one of Inventionland Institute’s team members creatively explain how the machine prints while using icing and cheese-wis to visually break down this process.

STEAM Career Q&A – With over 54 different jobs spanning over 35 different college majors, there is no doubt that we represent the full rainbow of different STEAM.

Lunch & Learn – Are you bringing a class that is oriented to a specific type of job and you want the students to learn about that career in a more comfortable setting? The lunch and learn activity will give students the opportunity to casually ask real-life questions about the jobs they are the most interested in.


  • $5 per person for Icing & Cheese: A 3D Printer Explanation
  • $10 per person for STEAM Career Q&A
  • $15 per person for Lunch & Learn

Begin by downloading and signing our tour waivers:

Please provide contact information for the primary contact for your tour.
We require a date range for all tour bookings so that we can match activity and add-on availability with group size and age range. Tours are not available on weekends and holidays.
Preferred Tour Dates
Number of Guests
* Depending on your group’s age and size, you may need additional guide(s) at $50 per additional guide. After you submit your tour request, a Tour Coordinator will reach out to you to discuss and finalize details.