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(Virtual) Parks on the Go

May 8 - May 31
PA United States + Google Map
Free

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy combined natural resources and digital education with its launch of Parks on the Go. The program’s environmental experiences include virtual tours, wellness exercises and resources for families. Check out mindful activities and discover guided meditation for kids. Print out pages on wildlife subjects like bees, spiders or habitats to learn fun facts and...

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Family Fitness Challenge (online)

May 13 - May 31
Kidsburgh Pittsburgh, 15222 United States + Google Map

Let’s Move Pittsburgh and Phipps Conservatory collaborated on a 15-day Family Fitness Challenge that will energize kids to keep moving and eat healthy. Every day offers challenges in one of four categories: Get moving, get together, get creative and take a moment. Links to instructional videos within the challenges show new moves, recipes and games. Download the Bingo...

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Drawing with Scissors like Matisse (online)

May 13 - May 27
Kidsburgh Pittsburgh, 15222 United States + Google Map
Free

This Carnegie Museum of Art activity combines an art history lesson with creativity. When Henri Matisse was housebound (sound familiar?) toward the end of his life, he began experimenting with paper and found a new source of inspiration. He used paper cutouts to create collages that exploded with color and energy. Drawing with Scissors Like Matisse includes...

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Earn a Youth Explorer Button (online)

May 13 - May 27
PA United States + Google Map

Kids ages 5-11 can work toward earning a Youth Explorer Button via Venture Outdoors. These tasks will help kids feel more comfortable in the outdoors. Each of the eight activities contains components that include a hands-on activity, a discussion and handouts. First aid, composting and animal camouflage are a few of the subjects that kids will explore...

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Westinghouse Arts Academy Virtual Learning

May 13 - May 27
PA United States + Google Map
Free

The Frame within a Frame digital photography and videography course is one of Westinghouse Arts Academy’s new virtual learning classes. The free sessions are intended for high school teens, but anyone can try them out. Choose from jazz dance combinations, photo composition, and developing an atmospheric perspective with paint. Classes will continue to be added...

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Read, Watch, Do! with Carnegie Science Center (online)

May 13 - June 5
PA United States + Google Map
Free

The Carnegie Science Center posts three things for kids every morning:  “Something to read, something to watch, something to do” hits Facebook at 8 a.m. daily. Something to watch might entail a storytime with a book like “I am Neil Armstrong.” Visit with a turtle and salamander, the center’s Animal Ambassadors in something to watch, while something to do...

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The MakeShop Show (online)

May 13 - June 12
PA United States + Google Map
Free

From 2011 to 2014, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh released a series of DIY posts and videos from its on-site makerspace, Makeshop. Now is the perfect time to revisit the online resource hub! The projects are aimed at kids ages 6 to 10, and feature tips on how to build furniture out of rolled newspapers, transform...

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Screen ‘Spaceship Earth’ online

May 15 - May 31
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States + Google Map
$3.99

Spaceship Earth is the true, stranger-than-fiction adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life-threatening ecological disaster and a growing criticism that it was nothing more than a...

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‘Best of CatVideoFest: Creature Comforts Edition’ online

May 15 - May 29
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States + Google Map

Long time CatVideoFest curator extraordinaire, Will Braden, has crafted Best of CatVideoFest: Creature Comforts Edition, a 40-minute treat of a reel specifically designed for home-viewing that includes the very best videos from CatVideoFest's illustrious history. If you're working from home or looking for ways to entertain the kids as you practice social distancing, this is...

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Deck Hockey Drills @ Home

May 17 - June 7
PA United States + Google Map
Free

The deck hockey rinks have been closed in Allegheny County Parks, but Coach Brandon offers video hockey drills that kids can practice at home. Siblings are handy partners during family isolation, but these lessons in agility and speed can be followed solo, too. Hockey at Home Part 1 begins with basic skills. More advanced drills were...

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Pittsburgh Youth Chorus Virtual Auditions

May 18 - June 1

The first step in becoming a PYC chorister is to audition! Due to the impact of the COVID-19 situation, PYC is embarking on new ways to connect to our singers using online platforms. We will be accepting recorded auditions for our 2020-21 Season Core Choirs (Troubadours, Talisman, Bel Canto Singers) in Pittsburgh and the Grove...

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Celebrate Spring with PSO & Fiddlesticks (online)

May 20 - June 6
PA United States + Google Map

Fiddlesticks, the Pittsburgh Symphony mascot, shines at the heart of the orchestra’s Celebrate Spring family outreach. Watch a video of Fiddlesticks racing through Pittsburgh along with “Flight of the Bumble Bee,” make a Seed Drum Shaker and paint a field of tulips. Follow along with the Sounds and Sights of Spring instructions for a full appreciation of...

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History Quiz: Discover Your Inner Rebel – or Hero

May 20 - June 5
PA United States + Google Map
Free

Heinz History Center challenges kids to take a quiz that asks, “Which Pittsburgh Historical Figure Are You?” Through a series of choices, you might find you share traits with Martin Delany, Fred Rogers or Rosie the Riveter. Each answer includes background information and the opportunity to learn more about the historical character. Other quizzes include Pittsburgh innovators, classic toys and influential...

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 Draw Your Neighborhood

May 21 - June 4
PA United States + Google Map
Free

This all-ages activity from the Carnegie Museum of Art begins with a look at Edward Hopper’s “Cape Cod Afternoon.” The painting shows Hopper’s style of working with light, shadows and geometry. Discussions include identifying shapes and how shadows define those shapes. Prompts suggest ways kids can sketch houses and the landscape in their neighborhood by following Hopper’s...

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Fox Chapel Creativity and Literacy Program (online) Activities

May 25 - June 8
PA United States + Google Map
Free

Dr. Alison Francis of Fox Chapel School District has been posting daily hands-on projects, like making spin art. This one is an art experiment that uses Mom’s salad spinner. No paint? No problem. The video includes instructions for making Flour Paint with a mix of flour, salt, water and food coloring. Other projects include making sidewalk...

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Science Tots STEM Lessons @ Home

May 25
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until May 29, 2020

PA United States + Google Map
Free

Sign up for the daily Science Tots livestream of STEM lessons for all sorts of activities, including exploring computer programs, creating a math puzzle, building a junk boat or taking a virtual field trip. Every night at 8:30 p.m. connect for a STEM-based story hour with books like “The Rainbow Story” and “Simple Machines“ that offer science...

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Pittsburgh Zoo Webcams

May 25 - June 8
PA United States
Free

While the Pittsburgh Zoo is closed, you can check on a couple of your favorite critters' daily life on the Penguin Webcam and the Cheetah Webcam. You'll find lots of great information. The penguins' torpedo-shaped bodies and strong sturdy wings make them agile swimmers, for example. When they nap, they often like to turn and...

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Ongoing

YMCA Virtual Dance Party

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - June 26 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 26, 2020

PA United States + Google Map
Free

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh hosts weekly virtual dance parties to add a bit of energy to kids in quarantine through Zoom. Each week features a different theme or a special appearance from childhood icons. Past dance parties include an ‘80s party and a neon theme. Check-in at 7 p.m. on Fridays. The virtual dances are...

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YMCA Virtual Dance Party

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - July 3 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 26, 2020

PA United States + Google Map
Free

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh hosts weekly virtual dance parties to add a bit of energy to kids in quarantine through Zoom. Each week features a different theme or a special appearance from childhood icons. Past dance parties include an ‘80s party and a neon theme. Check-in at 7 p.m. on Fridays. The virtual dances are...

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10:30 am

Virtual Music Monday

May 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until June 22, 2020

Free

With a song in his heart and science on the brain, Science Educator Brad Peroney brings a fan-favorite Science Center experience online. Previously, Music Monday was held in the Carnegie Science Center's Little Learner Clubhouse, but Peroney has made it accessible from home with Facebook Live. Perfect for young scientists, Music Monday features singalongs, instrument...

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Virtual Music Monday

May 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until June 22, 2020

With a song in his heart and science on the brain, Science Educator Brad Peroney brings a fan-favorite Science Center experience online. Previously, Music Monday was held in the Science Center's Little Learner Clubhouse, but Peroney has made it accessible from home with Facebook Live. Perfect for young scientists, Music Monday features singalongs, instrument demos,...

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1:00 pm

Joe Wos Cartooning Class (online)

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until June 5, 2020

PA United States + Google Map
Free

Pittsburgh cartoonist Joe Wos shares his talent in free cartooning classes that post live at 1 p.m.  Mondays through Fridays. Or catch them on YouTube recordings. Sessions last about 20-30 minutes and cover visual storytelling basics, from basic line work to creating characters. Kids can even email Joe questions about drawing their favorite animals or characters. And if your little...

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