For most people, February is either all hearts and roses or it feels like one, long, endless, gray day. Whatever your mood is during this month, it’ll only improve when you head to one (or all) of these family events!
1. Reptiles: LIVE! at Carnegie Museum of Natural History: Through May 12
Dinosaurs are the museum’s main attraction, but their smaller descendants are pretty cool, too. At the Reptiles: LIVE! exhibit, you can admire living dioramas filled with scaly creatures and learn about them through hands-on activities.
2. Peg + Cat Live at the Byham Theater: Feb. 2
The Emmy-winning PBS Kids show is going from the screen to the stage. Watch Peg and her feline friend Ramone tackle big problems with math-based musical numbers that are fun and educational. The show starts at 11 a.m. and meet-and-greet tickets are available.
3. Munchkin Mondays at Carnegie Science Center: Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25
Do your kids have a case of the Mondays? Carnegie Science Center has the cure. Little learners ages 2 to 6 can take part in themed activities such as story times and crafts, or can experience the planetarium and live demo shows. Munchkin Mondays runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is included with Science Center admission.
4. Early Learnings: Tech Tuesday at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh: Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26
This early education program allows kids under five to explore science and technology. February’s fun-filled experiments include shadow puppets, optical illusions with thaumatropes, invisible ink and static electricity. These drop-in classes run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.
5. Monster Jam at PPG Paints Arena: Feb. 8-10
If your idea of a fun-fueled weekend is watching big-wheeled vehicles turn other autos into scrap metal, Monster Jam is for you. The Triple Threat Series comes to Pittsburgh with a lineup of mutant machines, speedsters and ATVs. It’s loud! It’s fun! It’s a great alternative to playing with Matchbox cars!