Kid events in Pittsburgh: February

In addition to all the great family-friendly events that you can find on our calendar, there are several awesome on-going activities around Pittsburgh. You can find all the information you need about performances, exhibits and Free Days this February right here.



We (heart) our MEMBERS: February Free Days

For museum-hoppers on a budget, We (heart) Our Members offers an excellent opportunity for folks with membership at one cultural organization to see them all. Fifteen great family-friendly spots have teamed up to offer free admission to members of any one attraction on select days in February. Free Days and locations are as follows:

Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley: Feb. 3, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Mattress Factory, North Side: Feb. 6

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center and Andy Warhol Museum): Feb. 7

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Oakland: Feb. 13

Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum, Strip District: Feb. 14

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, North Side: Feb.  19

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg: Feb. 20

Frick Art and Historical Center, Point Breeze: Feb. 21

National Aviary, North Side: Feb. 26, with special hours until 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Highland Park: Feb. 27

Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens, Oakdale: Feb. 28

Drawing with Light (see featured image)

Assemble, the free maker space in Garfield, will host an interactive exhibit of photographer Lori Hepner’s light drawings from Feb. 5 through Feb. 27. Visitors can use a digital light stick to create light drawings that will be recorded by long-exposure photography. The exhibit is open to the public from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays at Assemble.


Room on the Broom

Based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s book of the same name, Room on the Broom is the tall story of five creatures’ attempt to share a witch’s one-woman broom. Room on the Broom is a performance of the Citizen’s Bank Children’s Theater Series, and runs from Feb. 7 through Feb. 13 at the Byham Theater and a selection of schools. The show is 55 minutes long, and suitable for 3-to 10-year-olds. Tickets are $10.50 in advance and $12 at the door.


Peter Pan

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s Peter Pan runs Feb. 12 through Feb. 21 at the Benedum Center, Downtown. Choreographed by Jorden Morris, Peter Pan promises a dance production that will excite the whole family. Tickets $28-$110.

TapeScape 2.0

First exhibited in the fall of 2013, TapeScape 2.0 returns to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh on Feb. 13. The TapeScape is a maze of tunnels constructed from over 10 miles of packing tape. Children can explore the tunnels (with shoes off and socks on) while they marvel at the surprising use of an everyday material. Check out photos from the previous TapeScape at the Children’s Museum website. Open daily, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; included in regular admission.



Charlotte’s Web: The Musical

The musical version of E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web runs from Feb. 19 to March 5 at the Comtra Theater in Cranberry Township. Tickets are $15.

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