What to Expect:
The Mattress Factory maintains a permanent collection of 17 works by artists such as Jene Highstein, Yayoi Kusama, James Turrell and Bill Woodrow, plus new works created right in the museum by artists from Pittsburgh, the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. The room-sized exhibits invite you to walk in, around and sometimes through the artwork. One of the most interesting exhibitions is outside the building - a tranquil rock garden designed by Winifred Lutz.
Dining at the Mattress Factory:
Hours & Admission:
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday, 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Closed Mondays, plus some holidays.
Adults $15.00, Seniors $10.00, Students $10.00.
* Members and children under 6 are free every day. Pitt students get in free during Fall/Spring semesters. CMU and Point Park University students get in free all year. 1/2 price admission on Tuesdays.
Access/EBT Card holders issued by Pennsylvania receive general admission for up to four people for only $1 per person throughout the year. Just show your Access/EBT Card and a photo I.D. at the admissions desk.
The Mattress Factory is located in the historic Mexican War Streets of Pittsburgh's North Side.
From the North:
Take I-279S inbound toward downtown Pittsburgh to the East Street Exit. Turn right onto North Ave., north onto Federal St., and left onto Jacksonia St.
* Alternate route (from Etna, Route 28) - take PA Route 28 South, through the shop district. Make a right onto Cedar Ave. and then, at the hospital, a left onto North Ave. Turn right onto Federal St. and left onto Jacksonia St.
From the East:
Take I-376 West and follow the signs to downtown Pittsburgh. Exit at Fort Duquesne Bridge-North Shore (Exit 1A). Stay in the left lane on the Fort Duquesne Bridge and get off at Exit 7A (North Shore). At the stoplight at the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto East Allegheny Ave. At the third light make a right onto North Ave. Fifth light make a left onto Federal St. and then left onto Jacksonia St.
From the South and West (including Airport):
Take I-279 N toward Pittsburgh, to the Fort Pitt Tunnel. If you're coming from the Airport/West, follow Route 60 to I-279 N. Get in the left-hand lane going through the tunnel, and after exiting the tunnel move over one more lane to the left, following signs for the Fort Duquesne Bridge. After crossing the bridge, take exit 7A (North Shore). At the end of the exit ramp, make a right onto East Allegheny Ave. At the third light make a right onto North Ave. Fifth light make a left onto Federal St. and then left onto Jacksonia St.
ParkingParking is free in the Mattress Factory parking lot at 505 Jacksonia Street.
The Mattress Factory
500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212