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Ongoing

The Andy Warhol Museum. Ongoing activities for kids include hands-on fun in the "Weekend Factory" and more. North Side. 412-237-8300 or www.warhol.org

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Branches of the library offer storytelling hours and more all summer. Events range from "Family Program: Storytime" to "Baby and Me" for rhymes, stories and other activities. Various locations. Call your local branch, or check www.carnegielibrary.org.
 

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. A wide array of interactive, hands-on exhibits and art, plus children's art classes. The Attic tests your sense of balance with the Gravity Room and 3D sounds. Special attractions this summer include a Curious George-themed exhibit and Earth Force, a display of earth's natural phenomena. North Side. 412-322-5058 or www.pittsburghkids.org

Troy Hill's Spray Park
  • Troy Hill's Spray Park

Citiparks Recreation Centers. Nine city rec centers are open, serving Arlington, Beltzhoover, Brookline, Carrick, Greenfield, Lincoln-Lemington, the North Side, Polish Hill and the South Side. Activities include sports, art-making, talent shows and more. Most centers are open from 1-9 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m-3 p.m. on Saturdays. The city's 18 outdoor pools are open June 17 through Labor Day. Troy Hill's new "spray park" is open into early fall. Various locations. 412-422-6543 or www.citiparks.net

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. The zoo includes Kids Kingdom, a hands-on experience. Interactive exhibits allow kids to understand animal movement and behavior. Kids can also meet some animals -- like deer, kangaroos and goats -- up close. Highland Park. 412-665-3640.

 

June 4-July 20

Get Curious: The Mother of Invention. A biweekly story time with Morgan Hunt. Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, North Side. 412-322-5058 or www.pittsburghkids.org.

 

June 7-July 16

Kids Nature Camp. Week-long day-camps for kids who have finished the first, second or third grades. Activities include nature hikes, cooperative games and more. Registration required. Frick Environmental Center, Squirrel Hill. 412-422-6538.

 

June 7-July 23

Phipps Conservatory. Educational half-day and full-day camps for kids ages 2 to 11. Kids learn lessons in botany, ecology and even get story time. Schenley Park, Oakland, 412-441-4442, ext. 3220.

 

June 7-Aug 20

Zoo Camp. Kids ages 4-13 can visit the zoo for week-long half-day and full-day sessions. Age-appropriate programming covers topics like how animals rear their young, and the relationship between nature and indigenous people. Registration required. Pittsburgh Zoo, Highland Park. 412-665-3640.

 

June 7-Aug. 20

Science Summer Campus. Half- and full-day camps for kids ages 4-14. Week-long sessions include old favorites like "Kennywood Science" as well as programs like "CSI: Pittsburgh," which features mystery-solving. Registration required. Carnegie Science Center, North Side. 412-237-1637 or www.carnegiesciencecenter.org.

 

June 7-Aug. 27

Art Camps. A series of week-long camps for kids ages 2 (with adult) to 17. Programs range from: basic drawing and T-shirt-making to digital photography, video production and much more. Online/regular registration is required; tuitions vary. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Shadyside. 412-361-0873 or www.pittsburgharts.org.

 

June 11-July 16

Kinder Camp. Week-long, half-day camps for kids ages 3 through kindergarten. Events include nature walks, stories and other nature-themed events. Registration required. Frick Environmental Center, Squirrel Hill. 412-422-6538.

 

June 11-Aug. 17

Camp Earth. Half- and full-day camps for kids ages 4-12. Campers conduct "weird science" experiments, compete in a mummy-wrapping contest, explore the "Land of Giants" and much more. Registration required. Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Oakland. 412-622-3288 or www.carnegiemnh.org

 

June 14-July 23

Powdermill Nature Reserve. Week-long nature programs at this Carnegie Institute-affiliated biology station for kids 5-12. Activities include storytelling, field exploration and an overnight stay for older campers. Registration required. 724-593-6105 or www.powdermill.org

 

June 14-Aug. 13

Art & Architecture Camps. Half- and full-day camps offering art instruction to kids 4-17. Courses teach a variety of art forms including dance, textiles, drawing and architecture. Registration required. Carnegie Museum of Art, Oakland. 412-622-3131 or www.carnegiemnh.org

 

June 19-20

Dragon Renaissance Festival. Learn about real-life dragons, like the Komodo, while watching "knight events," fire-breathing and medieval-period entertainment. Pittsburgh Zoo, Highland Park. 412-665-3640.

 

June 20 – Aug. 13

Roving Art Cart. The cart offers activities like pottery and kite-flying on a circuit of neighborhoods. Find a schedule at www.citiparks.net. Groups of 10 or more can reserve a visit by calling at least a week in advance. 412-665-3665

 

June 21-25

Mini-Camp: A Peek at the Past. Frick Art & Historical Center. For children ages 4-6. Spaces limited. Point Breeze. 412-205-2022 or frickart.org

 

June 21-July 2

Survival Camp. Week-long day-camps for kids who have completed sixth grade, this camp teaches wilderness skills like fire-building, first aid and map-reading. Registration required. Frick Environmental Center, Squirrel Hill. 412-422-6538.

 

July 12-23

Pittsburgh Outdoor Expeditions. Week-long day-camps for students who have completed the fourth or fifth grades. Hands-on exploration of local streams, night hikes and more. Registration required. Frick Environmental Center, Squirrel Hill. 412-422-6538.

 

July 12-Aug. 13

Art Classes.. This Saturday-morning program teaches kids art techniques ranging from sculpting clay to drawing the human figure. Registration required. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Shadyside. 412-361-0873 or www.pittsburgharts.org

 

July 23-25

PPG Festival of Water. An all-ages event, with scuba instruction, canoeing, kayaking, water aerobics and live performances. Pittsburgh Zoo, Highland Park. 412-665-3640.

 

Aug. 14-27

Summer Kids' Zoofari. Kids can see animals up close and personal. Pittsburgh Zoo, Highland Park. 412-665-3640.

 

Aug. 16-20

Summer Day Camp: Passport to Imagination. Kids entering grades two through five explore different cultures and historical eras, investigate antique cars and learn new art techniques. Registration required. Frick Art & Historical Center, Point Breeze. 412-205-2022 or www.frickart.org.

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