MonthlyFun – Fun Things to Do in Pittsburgh in March

by Janet Jonus

How fast can you solve a Rubik’s Cube? Top cubers in the United States and in the Pittsburgh area will be competing at the WCA 2019 Pittsburgh Spring Competition at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center March 9th and 10th. This event is FREE for spectators. 800AM-600PM. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/pittsburgh-spring-2019-rubiks-cube-competition-david-l-lawrence-convention-center/

There are Sensory-Friendly events all month long. There is a Sensory Friendly Afternoon at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh March 12th from 100-500PM. Babies and toddlers, preschoolers, kids, tweens. $0-16. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/sensory-friendly-afternoon-childrens-museum-2/

On March 17th the Carnegie Science Center has their second Sensory Sensitive Hours from 1000AM through 100PM. $0-30 https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2946&action=edit

The Children’s Museum has a special Sensory Friendly Early Open on March 24th from 900AM-1100AM. Babies and toddlers, preschoolers, kids, tweens. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/sensory-friendly-early-open-childrens-museum/

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has a Sensory Friendly Performance on March 30th. See Disney in Concert with special activities starting at 115PM. The show starts at 230PM. Open to all ages. Standing, dancing, and singing is encouraged! $15. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/sensory-friendly-concert-disney-in-concert-pittsburgh-symphony-orchestra/

The popular 2019 Home and Garden Show is at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center through March 10th. Walk through the hundreds of displays at the largest Home and Garden show in the country. For all ages. $0-10.  https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/2019-pittsburgh-home-and-garden-show-david-l-lawrence-convention-center/

Discover the tastes of Mardi Gras at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh with a Fresh Picks: Mardi Gras from 1200-100PM. Babies and toddlers, preschoolers, kids, and tweens. $0-16. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/fresh-picks-mardi-gras-childrens-museum/

Travel through five centuries of Chinese History in a dynamic theatrical performance by Shen Yun at the Benedum Center. Performances daily March 5th through the 7th. For ages 5+. $85-155. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/sen-yun-performing-arts-benedum-center/

Daylight Savings Time starts on March 10th at 200AM.

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre welcomes the Dance Theater of Harlem for a special collaboration at the August Wilson Center March 15th through the 17th. Ages 8+. $28-117. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/pittsburgh-ballet-theatre-and-the-dance-theatre-of-harlem/

Learn the history and techniques of maple sugaring at the Sugarbush Tour and Breakfast at Mingo Creek Park on March 16th from 900AM-100PM. All ages. $2.00 per person. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/maple-sugaring-sugarbush-tour-breakfast-mingo-park/

Eric Carle’s popular children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, comes to life at the Byham Theater on March 16th. Shows are at 1100AM and 230PM. For ages 2-7 and their families. $20-35. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/the-very-hungry-caterpillar-byham-theater/

Children 2-6 will enjoy Jammie Jams: Storybook Science at the Carnegie Science Center on March 16th from 530-900PM. Children who are not yet ready for a full sleepover will enjoy the almost sleepover of Jammie Jams. $15 per child, $12 per adult. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/jammie-jams-storybook-science-carnegie-science-center/

The Carnegie Science Center has a Science Sleepover on March 22nd. The theme is Awesome Astronomy. Enjoy a movie at the Rangos Theater, a show at the Buhl Planetarium, activities, snacks, breakfast, and more. For kids 7+ and their chaperones. Check-in starts at 600PM. $39. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/science-sleepovers-carnegie-science-center/

Another Science Sleepover is on March 29th. This is the very popular Game Night. For kids 7+ and their chaperones. Check-in starts at 600PM. $39. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/science-sleepovers-carnegie-science-center-2/

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History has Super Science Saturday: Museum Superheroes on March 23rd with special activities from 1200-400PM. $0-20 for Museum admission. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/super-science-saturday-carnegie-museum-of-natural-history/

LEO is playing at the Byham Theater March 29th and 30th. LEO is a mind-bending, gravity-defying performance for ages 7+. This is part of the EQT Bridge series for older kids, tweens, and teens. $12. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/leo-at-the-byham-theater/

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has the music of Disney in Concert at Heinz Hall March 29th through the 31st. Enjoy the music from your favorite Disney movies with images projected above the Orchestra. The performance on March 30th is a Sensory Friendly Performance (see above for details). $22-99. For ages 6+. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/disney-in-concert-pittsburgh-symphony-orchestra/

The Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series hosts Rosie Revere the Engineer. Join Rosie and her friends in this fun musical as they solve problems. Based on the children’s books. The show premiers at the Byham March 31st and April 1st and then moves onto neighborhood locations through April 7th. For ages 4+. $12. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/rosie-revere-engineer-byham-theater-and-community-locations/

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