All Weekend, November 8-10

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Enjoy the “Greatest Show on Earth” Dragon-style!

Times: Friday-7pm, Saturday-11am, 3pm, and 7pm, Sunday 1pm and 5pm

Cost: Various ticket prices depending on location.

Location: 1001 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219


Opening Weekend of “Canary’s Call” at the National Aviary

Explore the National Aviary’s new exhibit, which showcases four signature bird species (canary, rainbow lorikeet, Guam rail, rhinoceros hornbill), a number of other birds from around the world and the Malayan flying fox.  The new exhibit “showcases birds as the storytellers to illustrate human impact in five areas: overpopulation, pollution, habitat loss, invasive species, and overconsumption.”

Times: 10am-5pm

Cost: Adult $13, Children $11, Members Free

Location: 700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Friday Night, November 8

Overnight Adventures: “Dinosaur Encounters” at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Learn about dinosaurs while spending the night at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.  Adults chaperones required and children should be at least 6 yo

Times: 7pm Friday-9:30am Saturday

Cost: $35/person, Advance Registration required

Location: 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Saturday and Sunday, November 9-10

Opening Weekend of the 26th Annual Holiday Train Display at the Western Pennsylvania Railroad Museum

Come enjoy the magic of the huge holiday train display at this Railroad Museum in Gibsonia.

Times: 11am-5pm

Cost: Adults $6, Children $4

Location: 5507 Lakeside Drive, Gibsonia PA 15044


Saturday, November 9

Crafternoons at Assemble

Kids (aged 5-10) can learn how to make cyanotypes (or blueprints) with local photographer Jeffrey Krsul.  Snacks and materials provided.

Times: 1-4pm

Cost: FREE!

Location: 5125 Penn Avenue (Garfield)


Kids Corner at Marty’s Market in the Strip District

A new program offered by Marty’s Market in the Strip District.  Kids (aged 5-11) can participate in a variety of fun activities with staff while parents can relax in the coffee shop (and get 25% of your beverages!) or shop.

Times: 3-5pm

Cost: FREE

Location: 2301 Smallman St. Pittsburgh PA 15222


Parent’s Night Out at the Carnegie Science Center

Kids (aged 6-12) can enjoy a night of fun at the Carnegie Science Center including pizza, an Omnimax movie, laser show, science and science activities while parents can enjoy a night out!

Times: 5-10pm (can extend 1 hour for $10 more)

Cost: $35 members $40 nonmembers

Location: One Allegheny Ave.Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Sunday, November 10

RADical Days: Free Admission to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

Visit the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium for free!  Also, several musical performances throughout the day.

Times: 9am-5pm (gates close at 4pm)

Cost: Free

Location: One Wild Place (Highland Park)

Nadine Champsi

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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