RADical days at the Children’s Museum

Hey yinz,

The Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) has been offering free admission to many historical and cultural attractions, including Phipps Conservatory, the Mattress Factory and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, since September 24. I wish I would have blogged about this sooner, but there’s still a lot of events coming up. Check out the rest of the RADical Days events. Anyway, on Sunday, my sister, brother-in-law, nephew and I went to an old Tran family favorite, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Oh, I miss crawling through those mole tunnels and taking the organs (like the long intestine! ewww) out of Stuffy!

Here are some pictures from our time at the Children’s Museum:

My brother-in-law and nephew outside of the Children's Museum Photo: Patty Tran

This is the ceiling of the old part of the Children's Museum, which used to be a post office.

My brother-in-law restrains Marc from interfering with the silk screening.

This room contains the gravity room, a tilted room that kind of makes me feel sea sick, slides and funhouse-style mirrors.

This was probably my favorite part. In the Garage/Workshp area, they had paper rockets to cut and tape together. Marc had a great time launching the rockets at the target rings.

This is an old favorite. I loved playing in the water when I was little, and now I have the opportunity to take my nephew! Not shown is the area where kids can direct the flow of water with various pipes and connections.

This was an amazing day. I’m thankful that RAD made this possible for free. Also, we took advantage of the free parking on Sunday!

There’s still a lot of cool events coming up. Here’s a few events that seem particularly interesting:

  • Friday, October 7 – Free admission from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. to the Pittsburgh Glass Center with “heat-defying acts of art in the flameworking and glassblowing studios” and an art installation
  • Saturday, October 8 – For Pittsburgh-loving sketch artists, join the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for a sketch crawl through downtown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 9 – Free admission to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Need I say more?
  • Friday, October 14 – Free admission to the Andy Warhol Museum from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and to the National Aviary. To sweeten the deal, October 14 is World Egg Day! According to the International Egg Commission, World Egg Day is an international holiday established in 1996 that’s dedicated to promoting the health benefits of eggs.
  • Saturday, October 15 – Free admission to see the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra from 11 a.m. to noon. This would be great since the last time I saw the PSO was probably during a high school field trip. The performance list includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F major.

There are a lot of events that I didn’t list. RAD ensured there would be something cool to do everyday through October 15. For more information, click on the RADical Days page.

Yay! Don’t you love when fun is free?



3 responses

  1. Pingback: Andy Warhol, the pride of Dawson Street « Pixburgh N'at

  2. The RADical Days 2012 events begin this Thursday, September 20 and continue through October 13. The full schedule can be found on the RAD web site: http://www.radworkshere.org/interior.php?pageID=61

    September 18, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    • Thanks for the comment! I hope to make it out to a few of the spots. 🙂

      September 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

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