Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Marking the 10th anniversary of the museum’s award-winning expansion with free admission to all, the Northside-based venue will offer a range of participatory activities and performances from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fill your Saturday with unique lantern making activities, a community-based family resource faire and lively performances by local musicians and ensembles.
Ready to be enlightened and illuminated? The inspiration for Saturday’s anniversary celebration is the Children’s Museum’s Lantern Building—the structure that connects the former post office building and the neighboring Buhl Planetarium—an impressive architectural structure that literally and figuratively has been illuminating the Northside skyline for the past decade.
The day’s featured youth performances, family resource faire and collaborative lantern making activities will both celebrate the warm glow of the lantern building and the museum’s historic expansion, while also providing interactive opportunities and experiences for families that spotlight the light that exists within all people.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, families will enjoy performances by Joe Jarski (guitar, banjo, harmonica); the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra; the Dilworth Youth Drumming Group; 1Hood Youth; Hill Dance Academy Theatre and more.
Visit the Family Resource Faire to participate in engaging activities led by The Saturday Light Brigade, Coalition for Fathering Families, CEASEfire PA, The New Coalition, Office of PA State Representative Ed Gainey, Center for Women, Shambhala Center of Pittsburgh, Women’s Center and Shelter, Pittsburgh Pirates, PA Leadership Charter School and more.
Boasting 80,000-square-feet of space, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh welcomes some 276,000 visitors annually, who enjoy “real stuff” experiences for fun, play and learning. In 2011, the museum was named one of the Top 10 children’s museums in the US by Parents magazine.
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is located on the Northside at 10 Children’s Way, Allegheny Square, one block from the National Aviary and one mile from Carnegie Science Center and Heinz Field.