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Personalize your VisitPittsburgh experience.

Welcome to Pittsburgh! What do you want to do first? Not sure yet? Well what about plans for tomorrow? …Well you still have time to decide… Where are you staying? You haven't booked a hotel yet?!?!

Why is Pittsburgh Special?

VisitPITTSBURGH offers a free school program for local students!

The Why is Pittsburgh Special school program teaches students to be proud of their unique and different qualities by showing them that our city's unique qualities are the things that make is so special!

If you want to set up a program at your school, please contact Julia Millman at julia.millman@visitpittsburgh.com or call 412-325-0331.

Program Details

The program is completely free, lasts about one hour and is best suited for students grades 3-6. Programs can also be tailored to class size, age and location. Giveaways and prizes are also included.

This program highlights one-of-a-kind facts about Pittsburgh as told by representatives from VisitPITTSBURGH, as well as one of our partner organizations and a local elected official in a visual, interactive and fun way!

We know that today’s children will be Pittsburgh’s next ambassadors! The most important thing we hope students take away from our program is that being different is special, and something to be embraced! 

Mighty. Beautiful. Informed. 
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