The Frick Pittsburgh
September 10
10 a.m. — 4 p.m.

School may be back in session, but the summer fun is far from over. Put down those iPads and protractors and head to The Frick Pittsburgh for six hours of free, unplugged family fun.

The Frick PittsburghPresented by UPMC Health Plan, the Frick’s latest Let’s Move! Family Fun Day features activities, recreation and hands-on learning experiences taking place in and around the 5.5-acre Point Breeze-based destination.

Enjoy a day of lively activity throughout “Pittsburgh’s prettiest backyard,” where families will get moving, have fun, make discoveries, use their imagination and more.

Set the clock back more than 100 years to try your hand at old-fashioned games such as badminton, sack racing and croquet. Fast-forward to the 21st century to have a blast trying new twists on iconic games, such as a custom-designed obstacle course and a giant version of Twister.

Create a Victorian-era selfie as you select cool props and pose in a special photo booth, and then tour Clayton to discover what it was like to live in the historic Frick family home more than a century ago.

The Frick’s Family Fun Day event is part of Let’s Move!, an initiative developed by First Lady Michelle Obama that promotes healthy eating and active lifestyles for children.

The Frick PittsburghWhat about the Frick’s furry four-legged friends? On Saturday, be sure to pick up a copy of the museum’s self-guided walking guide, Pet Tales at the Frick. Gallop, waddle, waggle, and prance across the Frick’s “fetchingly” beautiful grounds while learning about the pets who once lived at the historic Clayton mansion. Go at your own pace and take yourself­—and your family—for a playful animal-themed jaunt around the site.

Head back this fall for the opening of the brand new exhibition, The Frick Collects: From Ruebens to Monet. On view from October 29, 2016 through May 14, 2017, the first-of-its-kind exhibition tells the fascination story of the Frick legacy through its varied art collections—from Henry Clay Frick’s early purchases and his daughter Helen’s particular interests, to recent acquisitions made by the museum.

The event is free to all ages. No registration necessary.

Looking for more events? Read our 12 Pittsburgh events not to miss in SeptemberEverything you need to know about Pittsburgh concerts in September and 10 great family adventures in Pittsburgh this September feature stories.

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Arts + Events editor

Former arts & culture editor of Pop City; worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art. Co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania and co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. In a band called The Garment District; founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.

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