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Join the Giant Eagle Nutrition Team for nutrition-based activities from 11 am-2 pm at the Science Center! This event is free with admission.
This new permanent exhibition traces the impact of Pittsburgh's innovations and inventors, highlighting the region's top contributions to art, industry, education, sports, technology, science and much more.
A dance adventure for the kid in all of us. Attack Theatre is home for the holidays with the return of Holiday Unwrapped. This dance performance features Attack Theatre’s rambunctious physicality and theatrical wit, set to the sounds of classical, jazz, and klezmer music. In Holiday Unwrapped, the frenetic season becomes a fantastical journey where socks become ice skates, empty packages become turntables, and the dinner table has a life of its own—all with the message that it’... More Details
Badges & Buttons, Waistcoats & Vests is an international traveling exhibition exploring the notion of this unique form of jewelry. Buttons and badges both have a rich history and a tradition as functional or decorative items. With the applied arts—the application of design aesthetics to everyday objects—a button can be an example of studio craft or even a miniature work of art. It is a pin with a purpose. The role of the badge has expanded to include trademarks, tattoos and t... More Details
A winter wonderland of beautifully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths available for purchase.
‘Tis the season to kick off your holiday shopping at the History Center's 11th Annual “Books in the 'Burgh” event. Mingle with more than 60 local authors, and purchase signed copies of books, including numerous sports-related titles in conjunction with the History Center's Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibition. The award-winning History Center Museum Shop will be open throughout the holiday season with chic gifts, retro toys, and unique jewelry th... More Details
Experience the power and drama of industry in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1900 - 1950 is expressed through these paintings and works on paper, as seen through the eyes of southwestern Pennsylvania and national artists.
SCC’s Bridge Series, a biennial exhibition, offers a unique opportunity for audiences to become acquainted with work of three different mid-career artists through the presentation of three solo shows. Bridge 12 showcases the work of metal worker and jewelry maker Melissa Cameron, ceramic artist Kevin Snipes, and textile artist Betty Vera.
Soar through the Cosmos—without ever leaving the North Shore! Carnegie Science Center is home to the region’s only planetarium! Our hi-def shows will take you to the edge of the Solar System and beyond. Discover a familiar night sky with Stars Over Pittsburgh or soar through a high-definition digital Martian landscape in A Traveler’s Guide to Mars. Even our littlest learners can explore the stars with shows like One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure. Planetarium sho... More Details
Curious Creatures is a fun, hands on, build it yourself workshop. Sculptor David Edwards, of Art Energy Design, will help makers create bug-like creatures using a collection of provided recycled materials. This workshop is about exploring the imagination while using familiar kitchen and household items to make lifelike sculptures. No experience is necessary, but this workshop is intended for children ages 8 and up. Registration is required and space is limited. $7 per child participant, plus the... More Details
Award-winning writer, storyteller, comedian and celebrity team from Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, The Daily Show and Comedy Central Presents promise a great night of jokes, rants, observations and stories.
Every Saturday throughout the Holiday Season, the Fifth Avenue Place Holly Trolley will be cycling through Downtown. Trolley rides are Free! The trolley is hosted by Molly's Trolleys.Stops include:Fifth Avenue PlaceThe Rink at PPG PlaceOne Oxford CentreMacy's US Steel Tower/The CrecheSenator John Heinz History Center
Delight in model G Garden Railroad trains as they chug through miniature living landscapes sprinkled with conifers, groundcovers, sedums, and small-growing plants. This wonderful little world will thrill children and adults alike.
Peruse a large selection of fresh, aromatic evergreens for your home, have a special holiday wreath custom made to order while you wait, and find the perfect gifts for loved ones on your shopping list from The Shop at Phipps, Una Biologicals, Global Girl Gifts, Cynthia Grant and Tastefully Simple at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park. Free and open to the public!
Head to the Studio to assemble a collection of colorful, translucent shapes that float in the light. Part of Let It Glow!, a month-long celebration of all things that glitter and glow!
Create your own design and silk screen it on a T-shirt with glow-in-the-dark ink in the Studio. Bring a t-shirt from home or purchase one in our Store for $6. Part of Let It Glow!, a month-long celebration of all things that glitter and glow!
Create with fluorescent colors in the Silk Screen and Painting areas of the Studio. Part of Let It Glow!, a month-long celebration of all things that glitter and glow!
In David Lindsay-Abaire's recent Broadway hit, Mike and Margaret both grew up in a poor neighborhood. He made it out and became a doctor, but she is stuck - a single mother who gets by on sarcasm and bingo games with her pals. Directed by Tracy Brigden, this tough and tender play runs through December 9.
Break out the bubbly…it’s time for romance with Rodgers & Hammerstein! Broadway's tribute to the genius of Rodgers & Hammerstein is truly A Grand Night for Singing. This Tony Award®-nominated Best Musical showcases Richard Rodgers’ timeless music and the incomparable lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein. It will take you on a romantic musical journey from young infatuation to the touching and funny complexities of commitment and marriage, the joys of parenthood, and finally... More Details
Observe the skies over Pittsburgh from the rooftop observatory. Fee is $1.00 per person. No reservations required. For tour times and information, call the SkyWatch Hotline at 412.237.3327.
Catapult into space in the Henry Buhl, Jr. Planetarium and travel from the solar system to the outer reaches of the galaxy and beyond.
Did you know that a passion for sports can be used as a gateway to talk about the topics of physics, anatomy, biology, and even chemistry? The whole idea behind Carnegie Science Center's Highmark SportsWorks is to inspire learning and curiosity by uniting the experience of sports for every age level with the laws of science that control sports.Get the whole family moving! Highmark SportsWorks® offers nearly 30 interactive experiences in three thematic areas: LifeWorks, Physics of Sports, a... More Details
Do your holiday shopping with local artisans and crafters at Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area Holiday Artist Market featuring locally-made, one-of-a-kind functional and decorative ethnic crafts and food at our historic location, the Pump House. Rivers of Steel will also be selling books, clothing, and multimedia items focusing on the industrial heritage of southwestern Pennsylvania. Event held at Historic Pump House in The Waterfront, site of the 1892 Battle of Homestead and current trailh... More Details
This year The Shop takes over the entire first floor at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts! We will open to the public on Friday November 16, 2012 at 5:30pm. The Shop features art and crafts from over 200 regional artists, with everything from jewelry to glass, ceramics, fibers and more. Come find gifts for friends and family from your favorite Pittsburgh artists. Extended Hours: Tuesdays-Wednesdays 10-5 Thursdays-Saturdays 10-7 Sundays 12-5 Mondays (in December only) 10-5
Start a new tradition with family members and friends by making your reservation today to enjoy a formal English-style tea with scones, tarts, finger sandwiches and more within a quaint Victorian library setting at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park. Plus, shop for holiday treasures at Phipps’ festive Gifts and Greens Market before or after you dine. Registration required; call 412/651-5281 to reserve your spot.