The Senator John Heinz History Center – “The Smithsonian’s home in Pittsburgh” – will offer free admission for all kids age 17 and under on every Sunday in June, sponsored by UPMC.
UPMC Kids Free Sundays will begin on Sunday, June 2 and run through Sunday, June 30.
The History Center’s six floors of award-winning exhibitions and interactive learning spaces provide a fun experience for visitors of all ages:
- Serve up Isaly’s “ice cream” and zoom down a 12-foot spiral slide, nicknamed the “Liberty Tube,” in the first-floor Kidsburgh play zone;
- Take the stairs to exercise your body and mind in the UPMC SmartSteps – the world’s only exhibition in a stairwell! Punch your stamp card on all six floors and receive a FREE Heinz pickle pin;
- Throw a touchdown pass to legendary Steelers and score the winning goal for the Penguins inside the two-floor Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum;
- Flex with Rosie the Riveter, dance to jazz music in the re-created Crawford Grill, and learn how Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine changed the world inside the museum’s flagship Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation exhibition;
- Innovate new products using aluminum, design Pop Art, and construct bridges in the interactiveDiscovery Place exhibition;
- Explore the Neighborhood of Make-Believe featuring the original set and puppets from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood;” and
- Take a selfie next to a gigantic 11-foot Heinz ketchup bottle made of 400 regular-sized bottles in theHeinz exhibition.
Thanks to the generosity of UPMC, the Heinz History Center will offer free admission for all kids age 17 and under each Sunday in June. The six-floor museum features exciting exhibits and interactive learning spaces where kids can innovate and play, including the interactive Discovery Place on the third floor.
Visitors can also peer into the cockpit of a 48-foot “Huey” helicopter and sit inside a recreated 1960s living room as part of the History Center’s new exhibition, The Vietnam War: 1945-1975, which tells the stories of those impacted by the war, from the home front to the front lines.
The Senator John Heinz History Center
, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the largest history museum in Pennsylvania, presents American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection. The History Center and Sports Museum are located at 1212 Smallman Street in the city’s Strip District, and are open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The History Center’s museum system includes the Sports Museum; the Fort Pitt Museum in historic Point State Park; and Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, a National Historic Landmark located in Avella, Pa. in Washington County. More information is available at www.heinzhistorycenter.org