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Top kids’ events in Pittsburgh: March

Kate Pendlebury
February29/ 2016

In this monthly series, we share ongoing family-friendly events such as new exhibits and performances in the Pittsburgh area. For a full listing of kids’ events in March, check out our monthly calendar, too.

us-at-night-bright Our Pittsburgh Constellation

Pittsburgh’s Office of Sustainability presents this gallery show at Garfield’s free maker space, Assemble, from March 4th through 26th.  Our Pittsburgh Constellation includes activities such as making needle-felted planets and astro-journals, talks, workshops and demonstrations. Some activities are free; some have a small fee.

 

Toys of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s

This new exhibit will run from March 4th through May 31st at the Heinz History Center. See nearly 500 baby boomer favorites, including Gumby, Hot Wheels, Troll Dolls, early electronic games and more. The exhibit includes several Smithsonian artifacts, interactive living rooms, a play space and exhibit tours, among other public programs. The Heinz History Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; admission is $16 per adult, $6.50 for ages 6 to 17 and free for children 5 and under.

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See the skating version of Disney’s Frozen at the Consol Energy Center. Visitors can choose from nine performances between March 10th and 13th. Tickets are $36.75-$105.

 

Spring Flower Show: Masterpieces in Bloom

The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden’s annual spring flower show, Masterpieces in Bloom, opens March 12th. Phipps’ designers will portray the works of iconic artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet using botanical arrangements. Phipps is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; hours extend until 10 p.m. on Fridays. Admission is $15 for adults and $11 for children between 2 and 18. Children under 2 are free.

 

2015Mast-SisterActSister Act

This March, Pittsburgh Musical Theater presents Sister Act, “one of Broadway’s funniest musicals.” The show runs from March 17th through 26th at the Byham Theater in the Cultural District. Tickets are $12.75- $44.75.

Sound of musicThe Sound of Music

This new production of The Sound of Music is directed by three-time Tony Award®-winner Jack O’Brien. The musical runs March 22nd through 27th at the Benedum Center. Tickets are $45-$95. Register online for a free “Know the Show Before You Go” pre-show talk at 6:30 p.m. before the March 23rd performance.

 

Kate Pendlebury

A logophile and joker, Kate Pendlebury has a PhD in Children's Literature. She would like to climb trees, but her energetic and gregarious toddler requires that she keep both feet on the ground.