A new year has begun! January brings forth a time for new beginnings as we all start with a fresh 365 days. For Pittsburghers January is definitely still the thick of winter, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t lots of fun activities to share with your family. Take a moment to check out Pittsburgh Moms Blog’s Family Fun Round Up, January Edition below!
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Family Story Time
Dormont Public Library
No need for registration for this program. But each Tuesday and Wednesday the library offers an opportunity for you and your little one to enjoy story time, play time with new friends and even make a craft! What a great way to spend the morning during the week.
See Saw Center
This very unique event provides a learning environment designed to help your child play with other children, develop friendships, all while playing with in a structured environment. The class is taught by a staff of speech language pathologist who specialize in early childhood development. If you have a child between the ages of 18 months and 3 years old, and have want to help them with their social interaction and development this event is sure to please. Registration is required by calling (412) 953-6161.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!
11am and 2:30pm
Daniel Tiger’s neighborhood helps keep the spirit of Mister Roger’s alive for our children’s generation. This show is sure to please the whole family as Daniel and his friends travel upon the famous red trolley! Tickets available for purchase here.
Parents Night Out: Science of Slime
Snapology Bridgeville, PA
5pm tp 9pm
Any parent who has a child under the age of 18 is aware of the obsessive popularity of SLIME these days. So it wouldn’t be surprising to see an entire children’s event centered around the topic. During this event children will learn the science and chemistry behind their favorite goo. The program is for children 5-14, is $39 per student, and includes pizza! Registration is required and can be done here.
Destination Moon Family Day
Heinz History Center
10am to 2pm
Admission is free for children 17 and under from 10-2 during Moon Family Day (adult admission is still regular price). The Heinz History Center and the Armstrong Air & Space Museum have partnered up for this event, and the result is out of this world! Enjoy lots of moon themed events, the mobile planetarium, and learn everything there is to know about famous astronaut, Lance Armstrong. Even your little one is interested in space and astronauts they will truly love this event.
Westmoreland Reptile Expo
9am to 3pm
Do your little ones love all things creepy and crawly? Would they love to get up close and personal with their favorite reptiles, maybe even find one to join the family? Then consider the first attending Westmoreland’s very first Reptile Expo!
Warm Up with Wayfinder Princess
Glass Slipper Party Space
3pm to 4:30pm
Enjoy a party fit for a princess with this special event. Tickets are $30 and include admission for 1 child and 1 adult. Admission invites you to enjoy an Island Treats Bar, Story Time, Necklace Making, Singing & Hula Dancing, and a Photo Opportunity! Tickets can be purchased here.
Sugar Plum Parties
10am to 11:30am
This story time has a special twist, enjoying confetti pancakes during the story! Enjoy hearing the story of “if you give a pig a pancake” while enjoying pancake. There will be singing and dancing too!
Carnegie Science Center
10am to 2pm
This special time every Monday is specifically for the smallest scientists, ages 2-6 years old. All of the special activities are specially geared toward the younger age group. There is story time, and arts and crafts, the planetarium and more to enjoy!
Children’s Museum Pop Up Exhibit
Robinson Township Library
10am to 2pm
What better theme for an event than love and kindness! During this special event the Children’s Museum brings its special exhibit on love and kindness in the community, to the actual community!
Bethel Park, PA
1pm to 2pm
This kindergarten enrichment program is aimed at providing children with an intro to multiple different sports. Born from the philosophy that children through play, this program helps them learn team dynamics, gross and fine motor skills, and provides great exercise! 4 sessions cost $80. Registration is required and can be done online here.
Winter Bear Plate Class
Fired Up Pottery Studio
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Look for a fun and creative way to spend the evening with your teen? Then consider this fun, ceramic painting class. For students 15 years or older, this class is instructor led and will guide you in completing an adorable winter bear themed plate to take home! Tickets are required and can be purchased here for $15 per person.
Hot Chocolate Tasting Party
Millvale Community Library
6pm to 7:30pm
This family event is extra sweet! Each person will have the opportunity to make their own hot chocolate mix mason jar to take home! Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.
PBS KIDS Family Creative Learning Workshop
Baldwin Public Library
For 4 Wednesday evenings in January The Ruff Ruffman show will be taking over the Baldwin Public library. With a series of workshops Ruff Ruffman will teach through creative play and exploration! STEM activities are designed for children 5-8 but younger siblings/children are welcome too! The sessions are divided into four areas, EAT, EXPLORE, MAKE and SHARE. Families will also enjoy a catered dinner! Session 1 on Jan 9th is entitled ” Mix it up! Playing with Mixtures”. Registration is required and can be done here.
Mommy & Me: Bumble Cake with Grandma’s
Hosted by The Kitchen by Vangura and Grandma’s Country Oven Bake Shoppe
6:30pm to 8:30pm
If baking is an activity your family enjoys sharing then this fun, interactive cake decorating class is perfect for you! Children need to be 5 years or older to partake, but ticket includes 1 child and 1 parent. Together you will decorate a cake to resemble the abominable snowman names “Bumble”. All the supplies, aprons, everything you need is included! Tickets can be purchased here.
Eat the Alphabet
Hosted by Kids Nutrition Kitchen
Ohio Township Community Park
1pm to 2pm
Calling you and your little chef’s ages 3-5. During this event they will be encouraged to explore and learn the alphabet through exploring health fruits and vegetables and other healthy ingredients. They will create their own fun recipes along the way! Every Thursday in January. Tickets can be purchased here.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Party
Uno Pizza & Grill
10am to 12pm
Do you have a ninja turtles fan in the house! Then head down to Uno Pizzeria for this special meet and greet event with Mikey! Kids tickets include make your own pizza, make your own sundae, and quality time with Mikey. Tickets required and can be purchased here.
Family Movie Night
Bethel Park Community Center
Bethel Park, PA
7pm to 9pm
Bring your family’s favorite blanket and snuggle up for family movie night. Popcorn and drinks will be served. Best of all it is free to all!
Buhl Planetarium and Observatory and Carnegie Science Center
7pm and 9pm
Interested in learning more about the planets and the stars? Want to take a closer look and maybe see Saturn’s rings or the surface of the moon? Then this family friendly event is one you won’t want to miss!
Make your Own Play Doh
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
11am to 3pm
The museum is currently featuring their Reptiles exhibit. Come and enjoy the fun, plus have an opportunity to make your own play doh to take home! This event is sponsored by PA Virtual Charter School, and they will be there to answer any questions you may have about PA Virtual!
Ride Like a Girl Winter Weekend
The Wheel Mill
7am to 3pm
Are you a mom who has a daughter who is interested in BMX , stationary biking or MTB? This event is for woman only, ages 8 years in up who want to learn the introductory skills to bike riding. This event ensures you have a warm, supportive environment to test out your new skills and challenge you to take it to the next level! This is a two day event January 12th and 13th. Tickets required and can be purchased here.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
2pm to 3pm
A super fun and uplifting musical experience follows, your alien, an unlikely friend one happens to find when looking out their window. It is a testament to true friendship that can last a lifetime. Tickets can be purchased here.
Lego Club for All Ages
Rostraver Public Library
5pm to 6:30pm
During the second Monday of each month Lego builder enthusiasts are encouraged to gather at the Rostraver Public Library to share in a themed building event or simply create your own! An opportunity to be creative and meet new friends all in one place!
5pm to 6pm
Taco means something a little different at this event! Taco stands for- Tinkering, Art, Creativity, and Oddities! Children ages 6-11 are encouraged to join as they will learn through scientific exploration, artistic expression and more!
Green Tree Public Library
Green Tree, PA
6:30 to 7:30pm
Do you have Lego fans in your house! Then this is the party for them. Elementary age children 7-12 years old are encouraged to attend. There will be crafts, games and lots and lots of actual legos to play with. Regisration is required and can be done so here
Wonders of the Sea 3D
South Side Works Cinema
7pm to 9pm
This movie experience is both educational and fascinating! Travel under the ocean and learn more about the creatures who occupy the ocean depths. This movie follows adventurer Jean Michel Cousteau and his family as the travel the oceans from Fiji to the Bahamas. The film also helps bring awareness to the climate changes and other things putting our oceans at risk! Purchase your tickets here!
Learning Party: Fun with Food!
Hosted by Assemble
4pm to 6pm
This family friendly event takes an opportunity to learn from community farmers, bakers, scientists and artists while you play with food! All materials and snacks provided. Event is free but Registration is required and can be done here.
Kids Night Out at Bethany
Bethany Presbyterian Church
6pm to 8pm
This event is free for children in Pre-K to 5th grades. Have your kiddos come in for a night of dinner, bible lessons, sports, art and movies! Register here.
Fused Glass Class
Fired Up Pottery Studio
11am to 12pm
Students 8 years or older can take part in this fun class that will allow them to create 4 snowflake magnets to take home!
Pittsburgh Royal Princess Ball
Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel
9am to 6:15pm
Brought to you by Dream Parties event planning your child will have an opportunity to enjoy all things princess! This event is geared toward princesses ages 3-7. They will enjoy the princess games, sing alongs, dancing and more! The event goes all day long with tickets purchased for specific time slots. Purchase your tickets here
Winter Sports Fest 2019
North Park’s Family Fun Center
10am to 12pm
This energetic event is a great way for kids to spend the day while they are off of school. Children ages 6-12 are encouraged to attend. The kids will be divided into age groups and enjoy lots of activities including dodge ball, capture the chicken, kick ball, team games, relays and more! Tickets are required.
Dots and Tots Class
Dots and Doodles
5:30 to 6:30pm
For ages 3-5 with an adult. Watch your tiny artist flourish with this art themed class!
Girls Night Out- Unicornation
Sweet and Sassy
Bethel Park, PA
4:15 to 5:45pm
Drop your princess off for a special unicorn themed make over! A special up-do, sparkly make and nail polish complete the make over. In addition to the make over princesses will enjoy dancing, singing, crafts, snacks and more!
What is a great way to spend some quality time with your rambunctious toddler? Take them to the trampoline park for toddler time! Everyone will enjoy jumping off their cabin fever!
The Wizard of Oz- 80th Anniversary
South Side Works Cinemas
2pm to 4pm
Spend the afternoon sharing this classic movie with your family on the big screen!
Snow White A New Family Musical
The Lamp Theater
2pm to 4pm
The classic tale of a young girl who runs away from home and stumbles upon 7 unlikely heroes, retold in an even more fun way! Show times available Jan 25th thru Jan 27th.
Winter Family Fun Night
Hosted by Washington Salvation Army
You’ll want to come in from the cold for this family fun event! Enjoy dinner and indoor winter fun!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
7:30 to 9:50pm
Who doesn’t remember reading the story of Charlie, his grandpa, and the infamous golden ticket to Willy Wonka’s factory. You probably read the story as a kid now you can share it with you family in Broadway Musical style. Tickets available at trustarts.org.
Stay N Play at Beth El
10:30am to 11:30am
Event is for Ages 2-6, Stop in and make your very own slime! activity is included in admission to stay n play!