The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s annual Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest is accepting submissions now through April 18. Allegheny County teens in grades 9-12 are invited to submit original works of prose or poetry. Prizes will be awarded in both categories, including $250 first-place prizes and $100 second-place prizes. The top submissions in both categories will be published in […]
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Cryptids are legendary creatures unsubstantiated by science. They are also the subject of a new interactive outdoor exhibition on the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and MuseumLab campus. “The Cryptid Critter Crawl” and its eight interactive installations created by Pittsburgh artist Owen Lowery. Each sculpture includes the cryptid’s back story, geographic origin, legend and a fun […]
Throughout the month of April, kids and their grownups are invited to participate in the YMCA of Pittsburgh Family Scavenger Hunt at six local parks. A virtual scoring system will allow families to report completing tasks like finding wildlife, photographing landmarks and answering questions. Prizes include a YMCA family membership, a week of summer day camp, pool […]
Revolutionary Americans took a great leap of faith by establishing a new government based on the sovereignty of the people. Power would not be in the hands of a monarchy or a dictator … but instead, entrusted to its citizens. Every generation since has faced questions ignited by that revolution while on a quest to […]
United Way’s Be STEMtacular Summit launches Jan. 19 with programming that runs through April 27. The hands-on STEM activities will excite all those kids, from grade 5 through high school, who love gizmos, gadgetry and design. The opening program, “Stimulating Simulating,” explores the role of DNA in animal survival. Other sessions include robotics, building fantasy worlds and […]
For millions of years, the drive to survive has triggered the evolution of unique, extreme, and sometimes bizarre body structures. The world premiere of Dinosaur Armor brings examples of these extraordinary adaptations to life, from the 14-inch spikes that lined the backs of ankylosaurs to the clubbed tails of two-ton prehistoric armadillo-like creatures. Tickets are an add-on […]
Looking for a fresh air outing with your kiddos? Join a naturalist on the trails at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve. The Birds and More Nature Walk takes place every Wednesday morning. Return often and watch the reserve transform through the seasons. The guided walk is free, but registration is required.
The Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation is proud to the 3rd session of our Virtual Learning Program. About this Event "Check Inn", a virtual enrichment program is designed to connect middle school aged students from across the USA to engaging activities via Zoom. The program is funded by the Ford Motor Company Fund and […]