Pittsburgh September 18, 2019
8 Things You Can Do For Free In Pittsburgh During The Annual RADical Days
Pull out your calendar, yinzers! RADical Days are just around the corner, and that means plenty of family-friendly fun around Pittsburgh for 25 days between September 19 and October 13, 2019. Best of all? It’s all
free. RADical Days feature free admission to many of the organizations funded by the Allegheny Regional Asset District. Here are just some of the things you can do during RADical Days in Pittsburgh.
1. Explore the past.
Get a peek at Pittsburgh’s past as you explore the six floors of the Heinz History Center. Admission is free for guests on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Kids can play in the Kids’ Zone, visit memorabilia from Mister Rogers Neighborhood, and climb aboard an authentic street car. The RADical Day also gives Pittsburghers a final chance to check out The Vietnam War exhibit.
2. Visit the Pens’ home.
If you’ve ever wondered what goes on at PPG Paints Arena when the Pens aren’t playing, stop by on Monday, September 23, 2019 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to join a tour of the arena, including the visiting team’s locker room.
3. Look for owls on an evening hike.
Embark on an evening hike at the Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve in Fox Chapel. First, however, learn more about the lives of owls. You might even see a few on your hike at the event set for Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
4. Sing and dance with the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.
Have kids who love the arts? Students with the Civic Light Opera’s Academy will perform for you and them. And, kiddos between three and 17 will have the opportunity to learn a song and a dance. The event takes place on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
5. Meander through beautiful gardens.
Spend a leisurely day at Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Free admission to the popular Pittsburgh attraction will be offered on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
6. Waddle with the penguins.
Can you think of a better way to spend a Sunday than with the animals? Both the Pittsburgh Zoo and the National Aviary are offering free admission to guests on Saturday, October 6, 2019.
7. Go behind the scenes at PNC Park
and Heinz Field.
Love the Buccos and the Steelers? Get a close-up look at their home stadiums on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join a free tour. You don’t need reservations, but you’ll probably want to arrive early for the first come first serve event.
8. Check out the entire schedule.
Pack in as much fun as you can with the 25 RADical Days, celebrating its 25th year.
for a full list of events. Please note that some events require advance registration.
Do you plan to participate in RADical Days in Pittsburgh? Join the conversation in the comments! Still filling your fall calendar? How does a day picking pumpkins and drinking apple cider sound?
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