It’s summertime in the ‘Burgh (home of The Motherhood), and that means lots of opportunities for getting outside and having fun. That is, when it’s not 90 degrees with 100 percent humidity – those days are reserved for an air-conditioned movie theater or the community pool!
If you’re looking for a new place to visit or activities to try, check out this list of ideas from The Motherhood.
Bring the Kids
Cooking at the Children’s Museum. Want to help your kiddos learn some cooking skills? Check out the “Cook It!” live cooking demos at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh every Tuesday and Friday during the summer! You’ll get to make yummy things like vegetarian chili, guacamole, Waldorf salad and more!
Click here for the schedule! Psst…don’t forget to check out the REST of the Children’s Museum while you’re there.
Visiting the animals. If the museum isn’t the place for you, maybe what you’re looking for is the ZOO! The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is a fantastic place to take your kids on a sunny day. There are tons of animals, including a brand new baby girl sea lion pup! And don’t forget to visit the beautiful aquarium! (It’s our favorite part!)
Running the bases at PNC Park. Lately, Pirates Baseball fever has been going around the city! The best day to take your kids to a game is on Sunday – also known as Kid’s Day at PNC Park. You can start out with the #1 Cochran Family Fun Zone on Federal Street from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, and all kids will get a kid-friendly Pirates item at the gate. If you stick around after the game, all kids are invited to run the bases that McCutchen and the rest of the Buccos run, right down on the field! How fun is that?!
Appreciating pop art. If you’ve got some older kids that will appreciate art, we suggest a visit to the Andy Warhol Museum. Displays and performances are always changing and there are even some interactive ones that everyone can enjoy!
Just for You (and Friends)
Free yoga in Schenley Plaza. Get your zen on with outdoor yoga on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. in Schenley Plaza (located in Oakland). The one-hour class in the shadow of the Cathedral of Learning will make you feel refreshed and ready for the day.
Fun with painting. Gather a few friends, grab a bottle of your favorite beverage and head over to Paint Monkey in Lawrenceville for a low-key girls’ night out. They provide the space and the pre-drawn canvases, you add the fun!
Bow to the creative genius of Squonk Opera. This is not your grandmother’s opera. With elaborate, artistic sets and original music and design, their “post-industrial performances” will blow your mind (in a good way).
Enjoy brunch with Bach and Beethoven in Mellon Park. We can’t imagine a better, more relaxing start to our Sunday than enjoying bagels and iced coffee from The Bagel Factory while listening to live music on the lawn in Mellon Park. The food isn’t free, but the music is. (Kids are also welcome.)
Put a few of these activities on your list for now or later this summer, and enjoy your weekend!