Grandparents Day at Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Bring the grandchildren out to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, from noon to 4 p.m. September 10. Learn about family trees, play Inuit games, make traditional pottery, or write about your family in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Even take part in some crafts that may be familiar traditions in your own family. “Willy Wonka” and “The Princess Diaries” will be shown in the Earth Theater, and there will be a special Live Animal Encounter that will focus on animal families. There is something for everyone to explore at the museum. Activities are free with museum admission. Call (412) 622-3131 or visit carnegiemnh.org.
This Grandparents Day, paint with Pappy and Mimi
Come out and Paint with Pappy and Mimi in celebration of Grandparent’s Day from noon to 1:30 p.m. September 10 at Painting with a Twist, 5807 Penn Ave., East Liberty. All ages welcome (recommended for six and over) to come and paint; no alcohol allowed. Arrive 15-20 minutes early to get aprons on and in your seat. Payment is due at the time of the reservation. If you choose not to pay online, please call our studio to make payment by phone (412) 441-7928 or visit the studio in person for payment. The facility has cups, but no ice. If you bring food or snacks, bring plates and utensils, napkins are supplied. Call (412) 944-2231 or visit paintingwithatwist.com.
Free zoo admission
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, 7340 Butler St., will offer free admission to grandparents accompanied by their grandchildren September 10. Grandparents also receive a ride all day tram bracelet. Call (412) 665-3640 or visit pittsburghzoo.org.
Oldies Day at Kennywood
Kennywood, 4800 Kennywood Blvd., West Mifflin, will offer discounted admission tickets for $9.99 to seniors ages 55 and older on Grandparents Day, September 10. Bring out the grandchildren while turning back the clock for Oldies Day. Dress in garb from your favorite era, and rock on with bands playing the hits of yesteryear. Call (412) 461-0500 or visit kennywood.com.