The Heinz History Center will be hosting a new family program this Sunday, October 5: Italian Heritage Day.
(Photo courtesy of the Heinz History Center)
Activities will be tailored for multi-generational families to enjoy together and include preparing traditional Italian American foods, learning basic Italian vocabulary, playing bocce, and experiencing Old World farming, all while enjoying the sounds of a roaming accordionist. There will also be an Italian American bazaar with vendors, live entertainment, and information tables about local Italian heritage groups.
This is great way for families to spend time together, especially since admission for all children age 17 and under will be FREE this day only! (Admission to the History Center for ages 6-17 is usually $6. 5 & under is always free.)
There are many exhibits that kids can enjoy throughout the museum!
Discovery Place features a hands-on labratory for families to learn about 250 years of Pittsburgh history and culture. Three stations depict the lives of children who grew up in Western Pennsylvania, including a touch-screen, interactive trivia game called "Get to the Point" that challenges visitors to use their new found knowledge of Pittsburgh innovations. Kids can "go to work" as an apprentice in a beauty salon or climb through a steel mill.
An interactive model of Pittsburgh allows kids to design their own city of Pittsburgh using models of buildings, boats, and sports stadiums. When they're done, kids can zoom down a 12-foot spiral slide, nicknamed the "Liberty Tube."
They also recently started a program called Daniel Tiger’s Pittsburgh History Tour, designed for children ages 2-5 years old. If you ask at admissions, you can borrow a free family backpack. The backpacks are full of hands-on activities, including games, stories, crafts, and toys for imaginative play. Plus, they have adorable Daniel Tiger puppets inside!
We have a ticket giveaway for 2 tickets for Italian Heritage Day this Sunday, October 5th. (17 & under is free!) Tickets will be held under your name at the admissions desk. Please only enter if you are able to attend this Sunday! Go here to enter:
Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.
Senior Citizens (62+): $13
Retired & Active Duty Military: $6
Students with a valid school ID: $6
Children ages 6-17: $6
Children ages 5 and under: Free
History Center Members: Free