Encounter nature through free-play. Self-guided stations will
explore a new theme each session. Check website for each program's
location. Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14.
Play with toys and games from all around the world and meet
their inventors, stage events, characters, Radio Disney, Top Trump
Tournament, KenKen Tournament, Star Wars Breakfast, mascots and
more. New in 2012, toy and game fashion show on Nov. 14.
Make butter the old fashioned way - by hand churning.
Participants will be able to sample their hard work during the
program. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring your stroller along and explore the exhibits in the
museum. Then kids get hands-on experience as they explore and
discover nature during a 20-minute playgroup.
Just as Victor Frankenstein created his monster from parts of
many different people, this new iteration of "500 Clown
Frankenstein" is constructed by a cast of rotating performers. Five
clowns reconfigure into three different casts, each charged with
the same task: "make monster."
Visitors can walk inside the two-story silo and turn the crank
of a silage machine, watching "corn plants" delivered to the top of
the silo. Plus, learn about the history of silos and silage, build
miniature silos with building blocks simulating wood, brick and
metal and much more.
See a toy so amazing, so unbelievable, it has the power to
transform into anything you want it to be. Enter a world where
imagination rules, and ordinary becomes extraordinary.
A new traveling exhibit created by Children's Museum of
Pittsburgh that links familiar childhood objects to a process of
manufacturing that combines people, ideas and technology. Inspired
by the factory tour segments from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, the
exhibit offers hands-on activities using real factory tools and
machines to create objects including crayons, a baseball bat and a
matchbox car, just to name a few.
Kids enter artist Gino Severini's interpretation of trains by
role-playing engineer, passenger or conductor in a child-size train
and look for objects in an eight-foot wide "hidden pictures" mural
of artist Don Stewart's "Steam Train." Plus, enjoy specially
designed wooden train tables and a huge new interactive crane.
The exhibit features the illustrations of W. W. Denslow, a
Chicago resident whose famous illustrations helped to inspire the
design of the classic 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland. The
bright and colorful exhibit provides a variety of learning
opportunities and hands-on activities within a three-dimensional
representation of Denslow's distinctive illustrations.