Saturday, April 11: Super Science Saturdays with Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Spring is in the air and has so much teach us all. Young nature lovers and their families can participate in a free week of “egg-cellent” spring-themed activities right from home. Use all five senses to play spring-o bingo, make a DIY string basket, download Easter coloring book pages and meet two adorable skunks named Gouda and Pepper Jack!
Sunday, April 12: Take a virtual stroll down Kraynak’s Easter Bunny Lane
Even though this beloved Hermitage shop is closed for Easter this year, you can still celebrate safely at home by taking a virtual stroll through its 300-foot Easter Bunny Lane, colorful forest and animated characters. Since opening in 1949, the independent shop has been a destination for holiday revelers visiting its Santa’s Christmasland and Easter Bunny Lane displays.
Sunday, April 12: Relax with an indoor nature break from WQED
WQED is bringing the great outdoors indoors, with their new “Nature Breaks” series. The contemplative, one-minute videos highlight ways that people can enjoy the wonders of nature safely at home. In the newest episode, nature lovers can take a virtual trip to North Park to see majestic bald eagles, a 65-acre lake and woodsy hiking trails spanning the 3,075-acre green space.
Sunday, April 12: Make your own troll with Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
The trolls are coming, the trolls are coming! To celebrate Phipps’ upcoming exhibition, Summer Flower Show: The Hidden Life of Trolls, you’re invited to get creative and spark your imagination at home. Phipps fans ages 12 and under are invited to create their own drawing of a troll for the chance to be included in the show, which will feature a wide variety of creatures inspired by Scandinavian folklore. Start creating and submit your DIY troll here.
Sunday, April 12: Play quartan-team trivia
Pittsburgh-based Trivia Jockeys is here to cure for your isolation blues. Forget pen and paper and loud bars (although we are missing them now), trivia mania is going virtual. Fans from around the world can join the group’s Twitch page to compete in trivia rounds like Name That Tune and General Knowledge. Each round has first, second and third place winners with a leaderboard scoring system, and subscribers can chat with each other during events. Let the games begin!
Through April 16: Virtual Unblurred Penn Avenue Art Crawl
If you’re missing your monthly fix of art crawling along Penn Avenue, you’re not alone. You’re also in luck, because Unblurred has gone virtual with a comprehensive and ever-expanding lineup of virtual happenings offered by the shops, galleries and businesses spanning the corridor. Take classes with Yoga Hive and Level Up Studios, grab free craft supplies from Workshop PGH, explore online exhibitions with VaultArt Studio, Most Wanted Fine Art and Silver Eye Center for Photography and so much more. There are also film screenings, cartooning classes and virtual after-school programs for kids.
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