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5 awesome things to do with kids in Pittsburgh this weekend

Photo above by Ramin Talebi used by permission via Unsplash.

Looking for fun things to do with kids in Pittsburgh? This weekend, the Home & Garden Show comes to town, the beloved story “A Wrinkle in Time” comes to life on stage and much more will be happening around the city.

Check out these five options:

Friday-Sunday, March 4-6: Home & Garden Show at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday

The season of gardening and remodeling is here. There’s no better place to hatch new projects than at PA’s largest home show. Spanning 10 days and 10 acres, the 40th-anniversary event features 1,900 exhibits packed with home and garden products and services. Step into the interactive Dream Home Innovation Center, design your ultimate backyard oasis, and celebrate all things local at the Farm to Table Expo.

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Friday-Sunday, March 4-6: “A Wrinkle in Time,” Prime Stage Theatre, 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. on Sunday 

Prime Stage Theatre celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Newberry Award-winning novel with “A Wrinkle in Time,” onstage at the New Hazlett Theater. Madeleine L’Engle’s adventure fantasy tells the tale of three kids who travel via tesseract through time and space to rescue their father from “IT” and the powers of The Darkness. Shows include audio-described, sensory-inclusive and ASL-interpreted performances. As an extra treat for those who love the book, L’Engle’s granddaughter, Charlotte Jones Voiklis, will lead a post-show discussion on March 11. Tickets are $18 for kids and $33 for adults. A pay-what-you-can price covers the preview show on March 4. Can’t make it in person? A recorded performance will be available to stream from March 14-27.

Friday-Sunday, March 4-6: “Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate,” PPG Paints Arena, various times.

Kids will be enthralled by 50 of their favorite Disney stars at “Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate,” coming to PPG Paints Arena. World-class ice skaters perform as Woody and Forky, Aladdin, a chorus line of Genies, Beauty and the Beast, and, of course, Mickey and Minnie. Get ready to sing, too: Timon and Pumbaa will get the crowd pumped with a rousing rendition of “Hakuna Matata.” Elsa will lead a “Frozen” singalong, and we won’t be surprised when her little fans know all the words. Multiple shows run daily, with tickets starting at $25.

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Photo courtesy of “Disney on Ice- Let’s Celebrate.”

Saturday, March 5: Women Forging the Way at the Heinz History Center, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Kick off Women’s History Month with a tour of the exhibition, “Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation.” From journalist Nellie Bly and suffragist Daisy Lampkin to actress Lois Weber and composer Mary Lou Williams, you’ll delve into the remarkable history of Pittsburgh women who were trailblazers for future generations. Buy tickets here.

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Photo courtesy of Jennings Environmental Education Center.

Sunday, March 6: A Sweet Stroll Through Maple History, Jennings Environmental Education Center

Kids will receive an introduction to the mystery of how trees function — especially the magic of maple trees. Follow along on a guided walk that covers the history of maple sugaring. Participants will see a working evaporator and sample a taste of real maple syrup. Then stop by the Nature Shop where a variety of local maple products will be on sale. Multiple time slots are available for this free program. The deadline to register is March 4.

Looking for more things to do with kids in Pittsburgh? Check out our guide to fun events happening throughout March.