Remake Learning Days
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Southwest Pennsylvania & West Virginia
May 1526
Various times

Learn to master a laser engraver. Plant a pizza garden using locally grown vegetables and herbs. Work with your family to build a chain reaction machine. Meet experts from innovation companies like Schell Games. Join a digital geocaching treasure hunt to explore your surroundings.

You can do all of this—and much, much more—when Remake Learning Days sets up shop throughout southwest Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Dubbed “the world’s largest open house for the future of learning,” Remake Learning Days boasts 350-plus events at schools, museums, libraries, corporations, recreation centers and community-based nonprofits.

Most events are free, with each day showcasing a special theme, such as art, outdoor learning, technology, and youth voice.

For 12 jam-packed days, kids, families and parents can dive into experiential learning, DIY making, hands-on innovation and creative thinking.

Clint Smith

Whether you have a budding coder, architect or inventor in your family, Remake Learning has something for every young person. Kids can connect to their passions and interests, while caregivers and educators can participate in a learning revolution that’s transforming our region.

One highlight not to miss on May 18 is a talk by the prolific writer, poet and scholar Clint Smith at the Kaufmann Center. “The Power of Our Story” event will also feature hors d’oeuvres, hands-on exhibits exploring virtual reality, protest art and spoken word, and a live performance of The Renaissance of H.E.R. by I Medina. A doctoral candidate in education at Harvard, Smith is an award-winning educator, a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion, and has served as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. Department of State. NEXTpittsburgh is proud to be a media sponsor for this event. Register here.

Remake Learning Days kicks off May 15 at PNC Park with a free family-friendly celebration from 3 to 6 p.m.

View a schedule.

For more events go here.

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.