Photo courtesy of Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.
Photo courtesy of Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

July 25
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Making, play and summer fun will unite at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh during a special event packed with activities for kids and families of all ages. Dubbed We Can!, the museum’s UPMC Health Plan Healthy Family Day on Saturday, July 25th runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Northside destination.

If you’re feeling creative—and hungry—in the kitchen, join a kid-friendly Cook It! class, where you can try tasty samples and receive helpful recipe cards for use at home. Stay active as you track your steps using pedometers during adventure-seeking scavenger hunts in and around the museum. Next, pop into the hands-on MAKESHOP to participate in food-inspired activities in the museum’s hands-on Studio.

Ready to rock?

Photo by Larry Rippel.
Photo by Larry Rippel.

Families that dance together stay together thanks to DJ Kelly Mom’s popular local party, Kid City Rockers. Pittsburgh’s premier indie dance party for budding young music fans, Kid City Rockers will turn up the volume on the UPMC Health Plan Healthy Family Day with its fresh, fun and inviting approach to enjoying music together in public spaces. Relive some of your own dance floor glory days—and introduce your kids so timeless tunes as DJ KellyMom spins kid-friendly songs by bands such as The Cure, The Ramones, La Tigre, Beastie Boys, New Order, Vampire Weekend, The Clash, Bob Marley, The Pixies, the White Stripes and many more.

Saturday’s event at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is presented as an initiative of UPMC Health Plan’s MyHealth Community program. Admission on on Healthy Family Day is: $13 for children ages 2-18 and senior citizens; $14 for adults; free for children under age 2.

Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.