The History Center and UPMC Health Plan have partnered to encourage museum visitors to climb the stairs and blend health and history with the new SmartSteps exhibition.

Visitors who forgo the elevator and take the steps to explore the History Center’s six floors of exhibit space will be treated to colorful murals with wellness tips, health information such as how many calories they have burned, and unique facts about Pittsburgh history that  encourage them on their way to fitness.

The History Center is proud to be the first museum in the nation to plan an exhibit in its stairwell, which coincides with other health and wellness options at the museum, such as the Health & The Body section of the Sports Museum and healthier eating options at the Café at the History Center.

Visitors who participate in the SmartSteps exhibit and take the stairs to all six levels of the History Center will be rewarded with a special prize: a complimentary collectible Heinz pickle pin.

Bonus Workout: The History Center Decathlon

Looking for a fun way to get even more exercise during your visit to the History Center? Then try out the History Center Decathlon, sponsored by UPMC Health Plan. Check out all six floors of the museum – and get fit, too!


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SmartSteps is sponsored by:

UPMC Health Plan

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Enjoy a sampling of the Pittsburgh history you’ll find as you climb the stairs at the History Center.