6. Summer Fridays at The Frick Pittsburgh: June 15-August 31
Arts and culture meet family fun when The Frick Pittsburgh brings back Summer Fridays, a 12-week series featuring live performances, all-ages activities and cuisine from some of the city’s best food trucks. Spread out a picnic blanket on the lawn and sit back for a diverse array of entertainment, including jazz and indie rock bands, a tribute to the music of Hollywood films, and Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s spin on Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Dance the night away at the In Bed by Ten Party or catch a screening of the groundbreaking animated feature “Loving Vincent.” All events are free and open to the public.
7. The Art of the Brick at Carnegie Science Center: June 16-January 7
Your little LEGO fan will build their own fun when the Carnegie Science Center presents The Art of the Brick. Considered the world’s largest and most elaborate display of LEGO art, the exhibition features more than 100 pieces created by artist Nathan Sawaya, including a 20-foot long T-Rex and re-imagined versions of masterpieces such as Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa.” While there, discover your inner architect at a hands-on activity and free-play area featuring LEGO building challenges.
8. Community Garden Party at the Mattress Factory: June 17
The Mattress Factory will present a day of all-ages art activities and performances tied in with the theme of the museum’s 2018 Urban Garden Party, Galactic Get Down. The Community Garden Party is free and open to the public.
9. Father’s Day at the Heinz History Center: June 17
Take dad out for a special day of fun at the Heinz History Center. Dads get 50 percent off admission and a tour of the museum’s various attractions, including Pittsburgh’s Attic: From Glass to Ketchup!, the Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation exhibit, the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum and the Clash of Empires: The British, French & Indian War exhibit. They also receive a special discount in the Museum Shop. Plus, kids 5 and under get in free.
10. Kidsfest at Kennywood: June 28-29
Find family fun at Kennywood when Kidsfest takes over the historic theme park. For two afternoons, young visitors will enjoy meet-and-greets and photo ops with costumed superheroes from the Marvel and DC universes, Disney princesses and other beloved characters. For the little artists, Paint Monkey will provide 100 complimentary canvases each day for children to paint. You will also find vendors selling items for children and families, including comics, crafts and more.
Living Dead Fest at Monroeville Mall: June 8-10
Kids’ Day in Schenley Plaza: June 10
Nitro Circus: the Next Level Tour: June 21