Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Upcoming events @ The Children's Museum

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Events
July 1 - 15, 2012
Please note: The Children’s Museum will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.
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The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibition
Through September 2, 2012
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the first-ever educational exhibit based on the beloved movie classic. Come over the rainbow with Dorothy and Toto on an exploration of the colorful Land of Oz. Journey from the sepia-toned Gale Farm to the vibrant Emerald City and experience the adventures of Dorothy and her friends.
Wizard of Oz Screen Prints
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Use silk screens burned with your favorite Wizard of Oz characters to create your own unique prints worthy of framing! Look for new characters bi-weekly.
Oz Collage
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Take a black and white image over the rainbow and add bursts of color by layering vibrant cardstock under an acetate photo.While supplies last.
All programs and events are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.
Make It Challenge!
Monday, July 2, 10:00 am – Noon
Stop by the MAKESHOP to create a wearable item using any material but fabric. Challenge yourself to think outside of the box as you construct an item using a variety of materials that were not originally intended for wear. Collaborate with our Teaching Artists as you are given a set of rules and limited supplies.
Recommended for ages five and up. First come, first serve. Space is limited.
Cook It!
Tuesdays & Fridays, 12:15 – 1:00 pm
Join us outside for interactive cooking demonstrations in front of the Museum. Learn with Big Red Room Café Chef, Angelo Galioto, about seasonal eating while sampling new foods made with ingredients from the Museum Garden.
Solar Concert Series
Wednesdays; 12:15 – 1:00 pm
Enjoy free live music outside in the sunshine at Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square. Bring your lunch and enjoy family-friendly concerts on a solar-powered sound system Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. in July and August. See the full line-up
  • July 11Joy Ike - Ike is a skillful singer and pianist, with music that blends soul, pop and jazz. She has been voted City Paper’s “Best Solo Artist” four years in a row, and previously performed at the Lilith Fair.
The 5th Annual Solar Concert Series is presented by PPG Foundation and is a project of the New Hazlett Theater, The Saturday Light Brigade and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.
Guest Maker: Dave Edwards
Friday & Saturday, July 13 & 14; 11:00 am – 3:00pm
Join artist and maker Dave Edwards of Art Energy Design to explore water's ability to carry and bend light. Experiment with illuminated laminar flow streams of water. Laminar water streams behave like large fiber optic cables permitting light to be carried and bent within the water flow. Water can simultaneously propel and illuminate a variety of kinetic experiments. To make it even better, the entire system is run by solar power!
Open Clay Workshops
Sundays & Mondays; 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Sink your hands into real clay to hand-build a piece or try out the pottery wheel. Whatever you make can be fired and glazed for a small fee, then picked up 2 weeks later.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11:00 AM – Noon
Children ages 18 months through 3 years and their caregivers learn through hands-on activities, songs and stories based on Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory.
$5 for members, $6.25 for non-members. Admission to the Museum not included. Multiple class discounts available.
Summer Hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
NEW!! Admission Prices beginning July 1, 2012: $12 for children 2-18 and senior citizens, $13 for adults. Children under two are free. For group rates, call (412) 322-5058, ext. 240.
All programs and events are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.
Parking: $3 for members, $5 for non-members.On-street, metered parking is also available.
The Children’s Museum is located at 10 Children's Way, Allegheny Square on Pittsburgh's historic North Side - just one block from the National Aviary and one mile from Carnegie Science Center and Heinz Field. For more information, please call (412) 322-5058 or

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