Here at Play Pittsburgh, it’s my mission to present Pittsburgh parents with fun and amazing events happening throughout the city. Every month, I feature a list of family-friendly events happening in and around the ‘Burgh. If you have an event that you would like listed, please contact me directly or use the comment section below.…

Looking for a fun Easter egg hunt? Or possibly trying to get your picture taken with the Easter bunny without paying the ridiculous mall prices? No worries, there are FREE (and nearly free) Easter events happening throughout the Pittsburgh area in April. >>> Saturday, April 5th Bunny Bop at the Mall at Robinson: Spring into…

Event: Kid-Pa-Looza When: Saturday, March 29th 2014; 10:00am – 4:00pm Cost: Kids 2yrs and under are FREE | Kids ages 3yrs-11yrs $6 | Ages 12yrs+ $9 Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Details: After hearing and reading great reviews, I’m more interested than ever to check out Kid-Pa-Looza at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center…

What : TEDxGrandviewAve   When : April 26th, 2014 Where : New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square E, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Cost : General Admission $40 / General Admission + After Party $55 Morning, TED While most people would probably dread a 45 minute commute down RT51 every morning at 5:00am, it was actually something…

Have you ever seen a bald eagle up close? Or a parrot who mimics cell phone noises? We did… at the National Aviary! The birds we saw at the National Aviary were so full of character and life. Many of the rooms we passed through allowed for up close, personal encounters of birds from all…

Fred Rogers was born in Latrobe, PA March 20th, 1928. He attended Latrobe High School and eventually eventually earned a B.A. in Music Composition from Rollins College (FL). Fred McFeely, his grandfather helped introduce him to a love of music (see what he did there?!). Fred Rogers married in 1952 and later had two sons.…

Heinz Hall As a Pittsburgh parent, I’m so grateful of all the opportunities to expose my child to culture through music, theater, art and more. So many amazing performances and shows offer kid friendly renditions that are family focused. Forget stuffy museums where you can’t touch anything, we love places with interactive elements, live music…

Understanding Autism Autism is a broad spectrum that can include a variety of disorders such as sensitivity to sounds, unusual speech, poor concentration, poor eye contact, uncontrollable body movement, sensitivity to touching, and/or a non-responsiveness to commands and orders. Every autistic person is unique. I’ve had the pleasure of working with a handful of autistic…

Named one of Pittsburgh Magazine’s “Best in the Burgh” and collectibles featured in Country Living Magazine, the Bicycle Heaven Shop Museum is like a small gem that sits in North Shores’ RJ Casey’s Industrial Parks (a short distance from the North Shore bike trail). It’s the largest collection of bikes and parts in the world!…

We’re aspiring to be the Lewis and Clark of Pittsburgh exploration as we constantly search for and explore the less traveled paths to find new and interesting places. While we absolutely love our weekend trips to the museums and indoor play areas, it’s also fun to seek out the less frequented treasure trove experiences to…