June 17 / 16
Happy Friday! For this addition of @ The Museum, I’m doing things differently, mixing things up. We know that the kiddies are out of school during this time of the year and most parents want their kids to do something constructive and fun not only for the kids, but for the whole family. So for this month, July, and August, we’re putting focus on what activities that all families can do and enjoy. I’ve decided to start at Pittsburgh….
(cred: Carnegie Science Center, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and The Frick Art & Historical Center)
Carnegie Science Center
Carnegie Science Center offers four floors of interactive experiences, including the world’s largest permanent robotics exhibit, a zero-gravity simulator, the Miniature Railroad & Village®, the Buhl Planetarium, and hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Run, bounce, spin, and climb into Highmark SportsWorks®, a science and sports experience unlike any other! Try exciting sports challenges and explore nearly 30 interactive exhibits about the physics of sports, nutrition and health including the You-Yo, the High Cycle, and a 24-foot Rock Wall. Come aboard the USS Requin to learn how 80 men used their expertise, humor and sheer ingenuity to carve out a rough and adventurous life during Requin’s lengthy defense and scientific missions, some of which are still classified to this day! The real Cold War-era submarine is moored along the Ohio River, a short walk from the Science Center. See a movie on the BIGGEST screen in Pittsburgh, the Rangos Omnimax Theater, with larger-than-life imagery, immersive sound, a gigantic dome, and a visual experience that puts you in the center of the action. Pulse to the beat with our laser shows.
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Come see how we’ve grown! The new museum continues to delight and inspire children of all ages (and groups of all sizes), providing four times more space to learn, play and create amidst “Real Stuff” exhibits that include the Studio, Attic, Backyard, Garage, Workshop, Nursery, Theater and MAKESHOP.
As part of the Blue Star Museums Program, admission to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will be free for all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID Card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, which includes active duty military personnel—and up to five of their immediate family members—in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve.
Carnegie Museum of Art
Classes, tours, and a wide range of programs for visitors from the novice to the knowledgeable, school students to senior adults, and individuals to groups will get you closer to the museum’s collections and exhibitions. Select the opportunity that appeals to you to look, think, make, and enjoy the world through art. There are programs for kids, families, teens, adult, and more.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
This place would be perfect for you and the kids. They have Private Overnight, Programs at the Carnegie Museum and Natural History, Tours, you can even throw a Birthday party there too!
The Frick Art & Historical Center
The Frick Art & Historical Center presents a full schedule of programs all year-long that stress hands-on, interactive learning. From the items in Clayton that were part of the Frick family’s day-to-day lifestyle, to the carriages and motor cars that embody the history of transportation, our programs provide collaborative experiences and encourage deductive reasoning and critical thinking for all ages.
Schools & Teachers
Offer your students more than a virtual experience this year, and come to the Frick! Our hands-on learning programs are teacher-friendly, address academic standards and use art and history as tools for understanding different cultures and contexts. Frick programs connect across the curriculum, integrating writing, science and even economics to broaden student perspectives.
We offer a full schedule of things for families to do all-year-round, from exhibitions, educational programs and tours to special family events. Return to this page often, and stay up to date.
The collections at the Frick Art & Historical Center encompass a wide variety of fine and decorative arts, cars, carriages, buildings and other items related to the Frick family’s life in Pittsburgh.
There are other places in Pittsburgh to check out. Go to http://www.visitpittsburgh.com for more info on the Steel City. Enjoy the rest of your Friday, be always blessed!
featured & other image: www.pixlestalk.net, brooklineconnection.com, pittsburghkids.org, en.wikipedia.org, www.shadysideinn.com, www.8thingstodo.com