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Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest

Online

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 […]

Free

The Cryptid Critter Crawl

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh 10 Children's Way, Pittsburgh

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 […]

Free

YMCA of Pittsburgh Family Scavenger Hunt

Multiple Locations Pittsburgh

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 […]

Free

Dinosaur Armor

Carnegie Museum of Natural History 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh

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 […]

Young Artists in the Garden

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden 799 Pinkerton Run Road , Oakdale

The weekly Young Artists in the Garden returns to Pittsburgh Botanic Garden on April 3. Every Saturday, kids can join art educators in the Weisbrod Learning Pavilion in the Garden of the Five Senses to make a craft, play games, read a book or color. Young Artists sessions are scheduled from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturdays and are […]

$7 – $12

American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith

Heinz History Center 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh

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 […]

$5 – $18

August Wilson Youth Writing Camp

Online

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center is excited to bring back our 4th Annual Youth Writers Camp! We invite you to attend an informational kick-off session on February 18, 2021. This special pre-camp session will give parents and students the opportunity to learn more about the Youth Writers Camp curriculum for 2021, provide them […]

Free

Go Ape! reopens for the season

North Park Pittsburgh

Kids who relish physical challenges and high-flying adventures will be thrilled to learn that Go Ape! opens for the season on April 17. This forest canopy course takes adventurers through 39 obstacles, including tree-to-tree crossings, Tarzan swings and zip lines, the longest of which is a screaming 440 feet. Some of the platform elements allow you to […]

$40 – $60

Heinz History Center Sensory Friendly Days

Heinz History Center 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh

In recognition of Autism Acceptance Month, the Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum will host its first-ever Sensory Friendly Days, presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, on Sunday, April 18 and Monday, April […]

Free