Here’s my weekly listing of family-friendly events in the Pittsburgh region for the weekend of April 18-20, 2014.  There are tons of events this weekend!!  Enjoy and happy Easter :)!


All Weekend, April 18-20

Last weekend to see the Spring Flower Show at Phipps

The music-themed Spring Flower Show at Phipps is coming to a close this weekend.  Don’t miss the opportunity to see it (it’s beautiful!).

Times: 9:30-5pm (10pm on Fridays)

Cost: Adults $15, Children $11, Members free

Location: Phipps Conservatory, 1 Schenley Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Eggstravaganza at the National Aviary

Visit with the Easter Bunny and his Ducky friends and then participate in a traditional Easter Egg Hunt in the Rose Garden!

Times: 10am

Cost: Free with admission

Location: The National Aviary, 700 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Saturday, April 19

Bunny Breakfast at Latitude 360

Latitude 360 (also known as Latitude 40) is offering a Bunny Breakfast at its huge entertainment complex.  The event will feature a hot brunch, cookie decorating, treat bag decorating, an Easter egg hunt, and pictures with the Easter Bunny.  Frozen will be playing on their 200 sq foot digital HD LED wall.  And each child will get a $5 game card!  Reservations encouraged.

Times: 8-11am

Cost:  Child $15.99, Adults $10.99

Location: 200 Quinn Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15275


Breakfast or Lunch with the Easter Bunny at the Pittsburgh Zoo

The Pittsburgh Zoo is hosting a breakfast/lunch with the Easter Bunny.  Will also include an Easter craft, meeting some zoo animals, and an egg hunt.

Times: Breakfast 9:30-11am, Lunch 12-1:30pm

Cost: Members $17, Nonmembers $20, Children under 2 $7.  Reservations required.

Location: The Pittsburgh Zoo, 7340 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206


Bunny Trail Tyke Hike

Venture Outdoors will be kicking off its yearly Tyke Hike program with an Easter-themed hike. Volunteer trail leaders will take children on an Easter Egg Hunt through Schenley Park, followed by snacks and Easter crafts.

Times: 10-11:30am

Cost: $10/child advance registration; $12/child walkup registration

Location: Schenley Park, Bartlett Playground, Pittsburgh, PA


Easter Egg Hunt in Bunnyland at Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm

Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt in Bunnyland.  Kids can hunt for Easter eggs and meet the Easter Bunny in Bunny Land and earn a cute Easter Basket.  Back at the market, they can play in balloon typhoon (?), have their face painted, participate in a coloring contest, and visit the frolicking animals in the barnyard.

Times: 10-1pm, tractor rides leave every 15 minutes to Bunny Land

Cost: $7.50/child participating in the Easter Egg Hunt. Adults and older children (not participating in the hunt) will be charged $3.50 for the ride to Bunny Land.

Location: Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm, 1120 Roosevelt Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237


Bunny Trolley at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Visitors can take a ride on a restored antique trolley to see the Easter Bunny.  There will also be crafts, seeing live bunnies, and an Easter Egg Hunt.

Times:  10 am-4pm with trolley rides leaving every 20 minutes and the last ride leaving the platform at 4:00 pm.

Cost: Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (62+), $7 for children (ages 1-15), under 1 are free. Tickets include admission to the Trolley Museum as well.

Location: Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, 1 Museum Road, Washington, PA 15301


8th Annual Eggs-cellent Egg Hunt at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History will host a classic Easter Egg Hunt throughout the exhibits!

Times: 10:30-1pm, or the first 500 children

Cost: Free with admission

Location: The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Bunny Fun Cruise on the Gateway Clipper Fleet

The Gateway Clipper Fleet is hosting its annual “Bunny Fun” Cruise on April 19th, where children can enjoy a DJ dance party and a visit with the Easter Bunny!

Times: Board times-10:30am, 1:15pm

Cost: Adults $25, Children $12

Location: The Gateway Clipper Fleet Dock, Station Square, 125 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15219


Festival of Colors

The Festival of Colors is a kid-friendly festival filled with music, dancing, yoga, and throwing of organic colored powders. Millions of people celebrate this color festival all over the world to promote love and friendship.

Times: 11-6pm

Cost:  Color packages available. See here.

Location: Flagstaff Hill, Schenley Park, Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15213 


“Annual Bunny Festival” at Soergel’s Orchards

Soergel’s welcomes families for a celebration of Spring and Easter.  There will be Easter Egg Hunts every hour, tractor rides, refreshments, games, activities, baby animals, and the Easter Bunny!

Times: 11-4pm

Cost: Free to attend, however select activities cost extra

Location: Soergel’s Orchards, 2573 Brandt School Road, Wexford, PA 15090


Verona’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The borough of Verona will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt and visit with the Easter Bunny.

Time: 11am

Cost: Free

Location: Small community park on East Railroad Ave. adjacent to the Borough Building


Moon Township Bunny Trail

Moon Twp Parks and Recreation will be hosting its annual Bunny Trail Easter Egg Hunt at Moon Park.

Times: 11-1pm

Cost: Free ?

Location: Moon Park, 1350 Joe DeNardo Way (Ewing Road), Moon Township, PA 15108


The Waterfront’s Eggstravaganza and Spring Celebration

The Waterfront is holding a large Easter celebration including visits with the Easter Bunny/pics, music, and an egg hunt!  Plus, I Made It! Market Jr. will be there, with over 40+ local craftspeople selling handmade wares for kids!

Times: 12-4pm

Cost: Free!

Location: The Waterfront, 149 W Bridge St, Homestead, PA 15120


Annual Easter Celebration at Penn Hills Lawn and Garden Center

Bring the little ones to see The Easter Bunny and Spangles the Clown.  Free treat bags for the kids, FREE gift basket raffles, and lots of family fun all day long!  Be sure to bring your camera for photo opportunities.

Times: 12-2pm

Cost: Free

Location: Penn Hills Lawn & Garden, 200 Jefferson Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235


“Alice in Wonderland” at the Gemini Children’s Theater

The Gemini Children’s Theater presents its own original production of Alice in Wonderland in this child-friendly performance.

Times: 1pm and 3:30pm

Cost: $12

Location: Gemini Children’s Theater, 7501 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208


“Art Lab: Wild Weavings” at the Mattress Factory

Children are invited to an afternoon of weaving-based art as they create their own loom to make a mixed media collage or use a forked tree branch to create a hanging art piece.

Times: 1-4pm

Cost: Free with admission

Location: The Mattress Factory,  500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Robinson Township’s Easter Egg Hunt

Robinson Township sponsors this event at Clever Park.  The Easter Bunny arrives by fire truck.  In addition, there are refreshments, sack races, and an Easter Egg Hunt!

Times: 1-3pm

Cost: Free

Location: Rotary Shelter, Clever Park, 115 Robinson Pool Dr, McKees Rocks, PA 15136


Braddock’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Braddock will be holding its annual Easter Egg Hunt again this year with pizza, crafts, visits with the Easter Bunny, a raffle, and an Egg Hunt.

Times: 1pm

Cost: Free

Location: Liberty St./Braddock Ave. Playground, Braddock PA


Easter Egg Geocaching with Venture Outdoors

Venture Outdoors will lead a 2-3 mile hike as children can use GPS receivers to find the Easter Bunny’s treasures!

Times: 1:30-3:30pm

Cost: Nonmember $18, Member $12, Children $8

Location: North Park, Pearce Mill Road, Allison Park, PA 15101


“Celebrate: Arbor Day” at the Carnegie Library of Oakland

The Carnegie Library in Oakland will be holding a special celebration of trees and their importance in our world. Families are invited to participate in an afternoon of tree-themed fun and educational activities.

Times: 2:30-4:30

Cost: Free

Location: Carnegie Library of Oakland, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


“Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries” 

In this live theater performance at the Benedum, join Scooby-Doo and his gang as they hunt a trouble-making ghost in a local theater.   Child-friendly!

Times: 3, 6pm

Cost: Ticket prices vary, check website. Children >1 yo must have a ticket.

Location: Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, 803 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Sunday, April 20

Brunch at the National Aviary

Enjoy Easter brunch by Atria’s Restaurant in the Rose Garden at the National Aviary with a backdrop of greenery, music, and appearances by favorite birds.  Reservation deadline, April 18.

Time: 10:30 or 12:30

Cost: Adults (members) $30 (nonmembers) $35, Children 4-10 (members) $15, (nonmembers) $17.50, Children <3 Free.  Also includes admission to the National Aviary.

Location: The National Aviary, 700 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212


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Nadine Champsi

I am a doctor turned write-at-home-mom who runs the Pittsburgh Mommy Blog and is editor of Kidsburgh. I have two wonderful young children and am happily married. My interests include cooking, green-living, gardening, being in the outdoors, listening to great music, checking out the city's cool art, coming up with creative things to do with my kids, and having as many adventures as I can!
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