MonthlyFun – Fun things to Do with Kids in Pittsburgh in January

The Holidays are over and winter is here! FamilyFun moves indoors for warm activities and outdoors for Fun in the Snow! For a comprehensive look at all of the FamilyFun events in January, check out our calendar: https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/events/

There are some FamilyFun events that recur all month long:

Looking for some outdoor FamilyFun? Head to the Outdoor Rink at PPG Place for ice skating. /https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/ice-skating-at-ppg-place-downtown/ All ages.

The Carnegie Science Center has Munchkin Mondays every Monday. Learn about the exhibits, make crafts, work on Science projects, and more. For ages 2-6. From 1000AM-200PM. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/munchkin-mondays-heinz-history-center/

Phipps Conservatory has weekly activities too! Make-a-Craft Mondays from 1030AM-1200PM encourages guests to make a craft from recycled materials. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/make-a-craft-mondays-phipps-conservatory/ Storytime Wednesdays from 1030AM-1200PM is a ticketed event. Kids can listen to a plant-related story every Wednesday. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/story-time-wednesdays-phipps-conservatory-2/Pot-a-Plant Fridays lets kids pit their own plant to take home. From 1030AM-1200PM. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/pot-a-plant-fridays-phipps-conservatory-2/

For more FamilyFun, check out these events:

Hop Into History: Destination Moon Splashdown on January 9th is a special program for kids ages 2-5 years old at the Heinz History Center. Learn about the Apollo 11 Mission with hands-on activities and crafts. 1030-1130AM. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/hop-into-history-destination-moon-splashdown-heinz-history-center/

The Trust Arts Education Center has two educational workshops for tweens and teens on January 12th. Sewing Studio: Let’s Accessorize! Teaches the basics of sewing to teens 14-17 years old. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/sewing-studio-lets-accessorize-trust-arts-education-center/
Whodunit? Mystery Writer’s Workshop teaches tweens 8-10 how to plot and write their own mystery story. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/whodunit-a-mystery-writing-workshop-trust-arts-education-center/ At the Trust Arts Education Center from 100-400PM. $20.

See Your Alien at the Byham Theater. What would you do if an alien turned up on your doorstep? Explore the concept of friendship in this uplifting musical. For kids 3+. 55 Minute run time. January 13th and 14th. $12. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/your-alien-at-the-byham/

Dance the Winter Blues away with the Kid City Rockers at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh on January 14th from 100-300PM. Babies and toddlers, preschoolers, and kids. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/kid-city-rockers-dance-party-childrens-museum-of-pittsburgh/

January 15th is a great day for younger Pittsburgh Homeschoolers. Heinz History Center has Lunar Exploration for kids 3 and younger. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/homeschool-day-lunar-exploration-the-apollo-11-mission-heinz-history-center/
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has So Much Water for homeschoolers ages 2-9. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/homeschoolers-at-phipps-conservatory/

The August Wilson Center presents We Shall Overcome – a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. in words and music on January 15th. 730-930PM. For kids 12 and older. $25-45. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/we-shall-overcome-august-wilson-center/

International sensation Cirque do Soleil brings Corteo to the PPG Paints Arena January 16th through the the 19th. Explore a mysterious place between heaven and earth through music, laughter, and spectacular athletic acrobatics. Kids, tweens, and teens. $39-121. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/cirque-du-soleil-corteo-at-the-ppg-arena/

The Pittsburgh Bridge Series continues with Moon Shot at the Byham January 18th and 19th. Watch as a small troupe of actors recreates the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing in a very small space. Ages 7+. 60 minutes run time. $12. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/moon-shot-at-the-byham-theater/

Peter Pan begins its run at the Gemini Children’s Theater in McKees Rock. Travel to Neverland with the Darling children in this classic tale of adventure. January 19th and 20th and January 26th and 27th. Preschoolers, kids, tweens. $12. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/peter-pan-at-gemini-childrens-theater/

Celebrate the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission with Moon Rock at the Heinz History Center. Enjoy the museum-wide celebration with special activities, hands-on learning, crafts, food, music, and more. Preschoolers, kids, tweens, and teens, $5-10. January 19th 600-900PM. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/moon-rock-at-the-history-center/

Get up and get moving at the NFL Play 60 at the Heinz History Center on January 26th from 1000AM-200PM. Meet athletes, train at a Mini NFL combine, and win prizes. All ages. $0-18. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/3028/

Hockey fans will want to head out to South Park for Pens in the Park on January 26th from 100-400PM. Strap on your skates and head out on the ice for a beginner’s hockey class, meet Iceburgh, food, face painting, and more. All ages. $3-6. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/pens-in-the-park-south-park/

Welcome the winter at Snowfest in Boyce Park on January 26th. Compete in the Mini-Olympics races, meet sports mascots, go snowtubing, face painting, crafts, and more. 1000AM-600PM. All ages. FREE. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/pens-in-the-park-south-park/

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is at the Byham January 29th through February 2nd. Win a Golden Ticket to the most amazing candy factory in the World! Limited tickets are available. Ages 6 and up. Limited tickets available. Two hour and twenty minute run time with one intermission. $45-100. https://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory-at-the-benedum-limited-availability/

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