PIT Safe Travels @ Home
Your travel plans might be on hold, but exploration and adventure doesn’t have to stop. Your imagination can carry you on non-stop flights and to exciting new places and exotic destinations anywhere around the world. Pittsburgh International Airport has partnered with some of our region’s most creative people and organizations to build these fun and educational activities designed to stimulate your mind and fuel at home adventures. Follow us on our social media with #PITSafeTravels@home.
Kidsport is currently closed, but our partner, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s new webpage, Museum at Home, offers do it yourself and at homemaker activities for children of all ages. Kid makers, please work with a parent or caregiver on every project and always be very careful when using tools of any kind. Share what you’re making at home on our social media channels!
@pghkids / #pghkids / @museumlabpgh / #museumlabpgh
Children need to see displays of love and kindness and so the Children’s Museum asks kids and families to write letters expressing their feelings and to share them with the world.
Pittsburgh International Airport is creating a Student Art Exhibit that that will feature work from children ages 6-18 will be able to submit original artwork with the theme of “Nobody Owns the Sky,” the title of a children’s book about Bessie Coleman, who became the first African-American licensed aviator in 1921.
Winners will be chosen from three age groups, and digital images of their work will be displayed throughout the airport and on its website, FlyPittsburgh.com. All types of art media will be accepted until Oct. 1.
Click here to learn more details and how to submit your work.
Take a trip and never leave the yard!
This pandemic has changed everything! But that doesn’t you have to settle for staying in the house, being bored, and annoying your family. Your imagination combined with technology you can go anywhere – to fun spots around Pittsburgh or even around the world!
Staying at home can be difficult when such a great amusement park is soooo close. Kennywood is open, but if you plan to stay home most of the summer, a virtual visit to Pittsburgh’s favorite amusement park has lots of fun activities for the kids plus a ride on all its roller coasters.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! They all can be found at the zoo, usually every day. But because you can’t get in to see the animals, the zoo brings the animals to you through webcams of the cheetahs, and penguins.
The amount of time spent indoors can be tough, especially with so few people around. But a virtual visit to the Carnegie Science Center can introduce you to Egyptian Queens or extraterrestrial life.
In addition to the Science Center, there are three other Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh – Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and The Andy Warhol Museum.
The Block House is all that remains of Fort Pitt, one of the largest and elaborate forts the British had in North America.