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The free family-friendly event will feature the Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron's RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit that tells the story of the first African American aviators in the US Military, and how they battled against the Nazis and against the prejudices of their fellow countrymen. The CAF Red Tail Squadron relates the Tuskegee Airmen's story in a visual, exciting and easily understood way. It consists of two unique educational components. First is a rare red-... More Details
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
The Western Pennsylvania Mito Group of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) is holding an 'Energy for Life Walkathon' to raise funds to support and educate those individuals and families affected by mitochondrial disease and raise funds for research towards a cure for the disease. Walkers of all ages are invited to participate. Contact your friends, neighbors, family, and co-workers and build a team that will provide the energy for those in our community who suffer from mitochondri... More Details
Get your team together and join FHNC for the 1st annual Amazing Parks Race. The race, which is similar to the Amazing Race on TV, will highlight eight of the beautiful parks in the Quaker Valley area. Teams (which consist of a car load) will be given a clue to direct them to their first park. Once there they must complete a challenge (physical or mental) to earn the clue to the next location. The Race will end at the Nature Center for an awards ceremony and ice cream provided by the Sewickley Co... 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.
Every show is unique! Live shows dazzle audiences with brilliant colors and rockin' music in the Buhl Digital Dome. Based on audience requests, our laserists choreograph sight-and-sound spectacles of full-dome proportions! Shows and schedules change quarterly. For schedule details and complete show listings, visit our website or call (412) 237-3400 for more information.
Critically acclaimed chef, television host, and author Lidia Bastianich comes to Pittsburghto celebrate the release of her latest book and public television series, Lidia's Italy in America. Get to know Lidia as she cooks up some of her favorite dishes, shares her favorite stories, shows you some of her family photos, and answers your questions. Lidia's Italy in America celebrates Italian immigrants. From coast to coast, Lidia visits people and places that carry on the Italian-American spirit, p... More Details
The Saturday Light Brigade radio studio in the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is open for children to make Audio CD Cards for Father’s Day. We’ll conduct a personal interview about the person the card is for and record it on an audio CD that can be decorated, affixed to a special card, and brought home that day as a gift that will be cherished for a lifetime. Kids and adults can record alone or together and also can record a special song or poem. Cards can be made in the Studi... More Details
Make Oz art in the Studio in honor of our latest exhibit, Wizard of Oz Children's Educational Exhibition! Oz Screen Prints Use Silk Screens burned with your favorite Wizard of Oz characters to create your own unique prints, worthy of framing! Look for new characters bi-weekly, on May 26, June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21, August 5, August 19, and September 2. Oz Collage Take a black and white image over the rainbow and add bursts of color by layering vibrant cardstock under an acetate photo. Whil... More Details
Spend some quality time with the best dressed residents of the National Aviary! Participants learn about penguins’ natural history, adaptations, feeding and nesting habits, and the challenges they face surviving in a rapidly changing environment. Best of all, it’s a once in a lifetime chance to touch and present toys to one of the Aviary’s African penguins. A photo opportunity is provided at the end of the program. Information and Pricing: $40 per participant; $35 for Aviary me... More Details
Carnegie Science Center is home to the world's largest permanent robotics exhibition, so gear up for a bot-tastic time with more than two dozen exhibition stations about robots! Learn how 'bots sense, think, and act and explore dozens of interactive exhibit stations in this one-of-a-kind robotics experience. Challenge a binary being in a game of air hockey or basketball, and rub elbows with some of Hollywood’s most famous robots. It's the ultimate robot gathering, right here in Pittsburgh... More Details
Unearth the powers of healing plants from around the world as the soothing sights and sounds of fountains provide a release from the summer heat. Bring the family and let Phipps welcome you to a world where nature’s best-kept secrets are revealed and the spirit of youth reigns supreme.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the first-ever educational exhibit based on the beloved movie classic. Come over the rainbow with Dorothy and Toto on an exploration of the colorful Land of Oz. Journey from the sepia-toned Gale Farm to the vibrant Emerald City and experience the adventures of Dorothy and her friends.
Discover what it takes to care for, feed and train more than 600 birds in this hands-on immersion experience. Participants spend a full day working alongside trainers assisting with food preparation and feedings, performing weight checks on the Aviary’s owls, falcons and hawks, and doing a bit of housekeeping for the National Aviary’s African penguins. Other highlights include participation in afternoon feeds in the Aviary’s walk-through exhibits where flamingos, starlings, pel... More Details
Dive into science aboard a real Cold War-era submarine! Learn how 80 men used their expertise, humor, and sheer ingenuity to carve out a rough and adventurous life during Requin's lengthy defense and scientific missions, some of which are still classified to this day!State-of-the-art and battle-ready when she set out just days before the end of World War II, USS Requin holds the distinction of being the Navy's first Radar Picket submarine. Interactive kiosks and recreated living quarters give v... More Details
Enjoy a museum unlike any other. A place where you can enjoy the great works of Maz and Mario. Art and Arnie. Roberto and Franco. Suzie and Swin. A place where you can relive the moments that made them all great. The Immaculate Reception. The Home Run. Olympic gold. Super Bowls. World Series. Stanley Cups. The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, a state-of-the-art museum at the Senator John Heinz History Center, features a stunning collection of one-of-a-kind sports artifacts and interactive exh... More Details