Kids Can Visit Two Pittsburgh Museums for Free This Month
Learn about how the city almost became part of Virginia and enjoy fun activities.
The Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum will offer free admission to children under 17 during November. Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is sponsoring the event.
The Heinz History Center is featuring these exhibits and activities:
- Explore the original set and puppets from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
- Throw a touchdown pass to legendary Steelers and score the winning goal for the Penguins inside the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum.
- Climb the UPMC SmartSteps, punch your stamp card on all six floors and receive a free Heinz pickle pin.
- Design pop art, construct bridges and more in the interactive Discovery Place exhibition.
- Come face-to-face with more than 100 influential Americans with western Pennsylvania connections inside the Smithsonian’s Portraits of Pittsburgh: Works from the National Portrait Gallery.
At the Fort Pitt Museum, visitors can learn about how Pittsburgh nearly became a permanent part of Virginia in the featured exhibit Pittsburgh, Virginia. It is on display through December.
Admission to the History Center is $18 for adults, $15 for senior citizens (62+), and $9 for college students with a valid school ID. Tickets are available online or at the door. At the Fort Pitt Museum, admission is $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens (62+), and $4.50 for college students with a valid school ID. Tickets are available online or at the door.