10 exciting things to do with kids in Pittsburgh this February

February opens with a slew of enjoyable and engaging displays that Pittsburgh kids are positive to like. Monster vans and dinosaurs roar into city for weekend visits. And Black Historical past Month provides its share of cultural and historic occasions, too.

1. Now by April 30: Shaun the Sheep: Flock This Means, Youngsters’s Museum of Pittsburgh

We all know Shaun the Sheep as a superb drawback solver with a (hee-hee-hee!) foolish humorousness. This new exhibit on the Children’s Museum challenges children ages 3-9 to work out issues themselves in partaking methods. The enjoyable contains emulating Shaun’s antics by hopping on steadiness boards, climbing the partitions (actually!) and balancing on tires. Leap in a truck for a faux drive to Mossy Backside Farm or pull in your favourite “championsheep”-inspired costume. You’ll be able to even create cease movement animation utilizing gadgets from the scrapheap. The exhibit is included with general admission.

Step Afrika! Picture by Drago Videmšek.

2. Feb. 1 & 2: Step Afrika!, Byham Theater

Stepping as an artwork type has been practiced by sororities and fraternities at traditionally Black schools for a few years. Step Afrika! was based in 1994 as the primary skilled firm devoted to the custom of stepping — a polyrhythmic, percussive dance type that makes use of the physique as an instrument. The Washington, D.C.-based firm travels the world, and as carried out in additional than 60 international locations. The colourful present integrates modern dance with storytelling, songs and humor in a heart-pounding expertise. Tickets begin at $31, with $10 pricing for the coed matinee.

The Cockpit Flight Coach contains an genuine Jay Velocity flight simulator. Picture by Sally Quinn.

3. Feb. 2-25: Open Home, Tuskegee Airmen Museum at Hosanna Home

In honor of Black Historical past Month, households are invited to a monthlong open home on the Tuskegee Airmen Museum at Hosanna House’s Heart for Aviation Expertise & Coaching. It’s a terrific introduction to the aviation area. Youngsters can sit within the pilot’s seat for a flight simulator takeoff or construct foam wearable wings for an imaginary flight. The Land the Aircraft Maze is impressed by air site visitors management radar. And the multi-purpose Airport Play Desk provides a group of airplanes and different automobiles to maneuver round an airport’s runways. Older children and grownups will recognize the Tuskegee Airmen show and the Smithsonian Establishment’s Construct it Your self Exhibit: “Black Wings: American Goals of Flight,” which chronicles tales of African Individuals who discovered success regardless of racial obstacles. The open home runs from 10 a.m. to three p.m. Thursdays by Saturdays all through February. Admission is $4 for ages 3-14 and $8 for grownups.

Picture courtesy of Allegheny County.

4. Feb. 4: Snowfest 2023, Boyce Park

Thank goodness for snow-making machines! The Boyce Park Snowfest will go on regardless of the forecast. Count on a blizzard of actions just like the Mini Junior Olympics Ski and Snowboard Races, free scorching cocoa and a DJ. We’re most excited in regards to the seventh-annual Cardboard Field Snow Tubing Derby, which permits children to deliver sleds constructed from cardboard and duct tape to compete on the snow tubing hill. We are able to’t wait to see what they provide you with — and what number of stay intact on the backside of the hill. Youngsters race in two age teams: as much as 15 years and 16 years and older. The entry price is $10 or $5 with the donation of a canned good. Entry charges profit the Boyce Park Ski Patrol, and canned items shall be donated to the Better Pittsburgh Group Meals Financial institution. Go to the website for registration particulars and the exercise schedule.

5. Feb. 4-6: “Rapunzel,” Byham Theater

Everyone knows the story of Rapunzel and her extraordinary hair. On this new adaptation developed by producer and instructing artist Claire Sabatine and the Pittsburgh Cultural Belief, Rapunzel lives along with her overprotective Nan. Every year, Rapunzel’s hair grows longer and longer as Nan builds their tower larger and better to guard them from the surface world. Rapunzel wonders about that world with a rising curiosity. Her friendship with a neighborhood woman offers her the braveness to interrupt free. The brand new “Rapunzel” is delivered to life with tune, magic and spectacle. The present is greatest for youths ages 3 and older. The efficiency is offered out on Feb. 4 and 5, so transfer quick to get tickets for Feb. 6. Tickets are $12.

Picture by John Weinstein.

6. Feb. 4-Could 29: Apsáalooke Ladies and Warriors, Carnegie Museum of Pure Historical past

The traditions of the Apsáalooke (pronounced ap-SAH-loo-gah) individuals of the Northern Plains, also referred to as the Crow, are celebrated in this exhibit curated by the Subject Museum in Chicago. On this matriarchal society, girls and warriors each held highly effective positions. Guests will find out about their daring feats in battle and horsemanship by historic struggle shields and horse regalia. The exhibit features a 9-foot-tall trendy tipi and greater than 20 works of up to date artwork, together with work, pictures, revolutionary beadwork and high-end trend. The exhibit is included usually admission, however timed tickets are instructed.

Picture courtesy of the Youngsters’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

7. Feb. 4-Sept. 3: “Opposites Entice: A Mo Willems Exhibit,” MuseumLab and New Hazlett Theater

This new exhibit relies on “Opposites Entice,” the latest e-book by bestselling kids’s creator and illustrator Mo Willems. Youngsters can discover the sophisticated but easy (see what we did there?) ideas of opposites by hands-on actions, artwork making and performances. Opening weekend on Feb. 4 and 5 contains Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians exploring opposites in music, and taking part in with shapes, phrases and motion. Confluence Ballet Co. presents three tales about opposites with choreography that juxtaposes actions. A mini movie competition of Mo Willems shorts runs a number of instances on each days. Some actions are free, others require basic admission. Verify the schedule for all the small print.

Picture courtesy of Feld Motor Sports activities.

8. Feb. 10-12: Monster Jam, PPG Paints Area

Convey earplugs for Monster Jam’s roaring, crashing efficiency of 12,000-pound monster vans. Drivers go full throttle, tearing up the filth in intense competitions of pace and ability. These world-class drivers exhibit their dexterity and expertise in head-to-head battles. Fan faves like Grave Digger, El Toro Loco and the mighty Megalodon push the boundaries in competitions. Freestyle motocross exhibitions are a part of the thrill. Tickets begin at $26.

Picture courtesy of Jurassic Quest.

9. Feb. 10-12: Jurassic Quest, David L. Lawrence Conference Heart

Rise up near life-size, life like dinosaurs and historic ocean dwellers, similar to T-Rex, Spinosaurus and the 50-foot-long megalodon. Jurassic Quest’s skyscraping, animatronic dinosaurs deliver supersized household enjoyable. Youngsters can journey on the again of a dino, dig for fossils and bop by dino-themed bounce homes. It’s a blast to fulfill the child dinosaurs and stroll with the rambunctious teen-size reptiles. Admission is $22 for ages 2-adult, $19 for seniors or $36 for a limiteless ticket.

Picture courtesy of Carnegie Science Heart.

10. Feb. 11-Sept. 4: Vikings: Warriors of the North Sea, Carnegie Science Heart

The Age of the Vikings from the 8th to the 11th century was a interval of conquest and colonization, alongside the event of specialised crafts and professions. The brand new exhibit, Vikings: Warriors of the North Sea, brings the interval to life with a duplicate Viking ship and greater than 140 artifacts. Youngsters can maintain and steadiness a replica Viking sword, attempt on conventional garb and play a Viking aristocratic board sport that’s based mostly on army methods. Tickets are $16 for youths, $20 for grownups and $18 for seniors.

Bonus occasions:

Feb. 4: Youth Writers Camp, August Wilson African American Cultural Heart

Feb. 16-19: “Disney Beauty and the Beast Jr,” Gargaro Theater

Feb. 18: Arts All Around Us Concert, Heinz Corridor

Feb. 23 & 24: Danny Carmo’s Mathematical Mysteries, Byham Theater

Feb. 25 & 26: Flamingo Fest, The Nationwide Aviary

Discover more things to do in Pittsburgh, together with public occasions, dwell music and household actions, here.

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