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Friday Tips: Free Family Fun for MLK Day (Monday, January 16th)

I have a dream that the moms who follow me in Pittsburgh have as much free fun as possible with their children. To that end, there are some free events in my neck of the woods to celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that I would like to share with you.

The Pittsburgh Children's Museum: If you are a mom in Pittsburgh I am sure that you have discovered the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, one of our greatest local kid-friendly resources. It has three floors of hands-on exhibits that are super fun for big kids and for babies! Even though the babies can’t participate in the exhibits mine loved the lights, the sounds, and all of the colors. She was also particularly interested in all of the “little people” running around having fun. It is located on Pittsburgh’s North Side in an elegant, old Victorian Post Office. This weekend and on Monday, the National Holiday celebrating Dr. King, they are hosting the events listed below.

Sat. Jan. 14: Hill Dance Academy Theatre performs live at 1:00 and 2:00 pm.

Sun. Jan. 15: The August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble makes its Children's Museum of Pittsburgh debut at 2 pm.

Mon. Jan. 16: Actor Greg Kenny portrays Dr. King in the one man show, I Have a Dream: A Conversation With a Friend , at 12:30 pm.

-The drum ensemble of Afrika Yetu thrills audiences at 1:15 and 2:15 pm.

- The Saturday Light Brigade Radio Show presents their annual tribute "King for a Day", a five hour marathon of participatory readings of the speeches of Dr. King from 11:00am-4:00pm.

Carnegie Science Center: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 16, 2012) (10am until 5pm). is free day at Carnegie Science Center on North Shore compliments of Duquesne Light! Families will be able to access all of the exhibits and activities at the Science Center. Also, there will be free parking plus a free Omnimax film. How cool is that?!

Pittsburgh Glass Center: Free Family Fun on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 16, 2012) (10am until 4pm). There will be glass blowing demonstrations and hands-on activities throughout the day. Kids can also bead or make their own fused tile for a fee (but this activity is not required).

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