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Geocaching in Grandview Park. Image courtesy of Venture Outdoors.

Pot O’ Gold Geocaching with Venture Outdoors: March 18

Go for a real, live treasure hunt in Mellon Park when Venture Outdoors leads Pot O’ Gold Geocaching. Venture Outdoors provides hand-held GPS devices and instruction on how to use them before sending kids and their families off to locate hidden goodies at various waypoints all over the park. The GPS units already have the cache coordinates pre-loaded, so all you have to do is find them.

Pot O’ Gold Geocaching takes place in Mellon Park from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Registration costs $12 for non-member adults ($8 for members) and $5 for all children ages 18 and under. No experience necessary. Fee includes the GPS rental.

ZooHop to Spring at the Pittsburgh Zoo, Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

ZooHop to Spring at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Photo courtesy Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

ZooHop to Spring at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium: March 18

Bounce on down to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium for ZooHop to Spring. All kids receive a Bird ID coloring book to learn about springtime birds found in Pennsylvania as they explore the PPG Aquarium and Water’s Edge. After completing their coloring book and learning about local springtime birds, kids can make a bird feeder to take home and hang in their backyard. There’s also face painting, crafts, and activities such as polar bear enrichment, Zoo Stories with Matthew Dodd and visits with the Easter Bunny.

ZooHop to Spring takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Included with general admission.

Image courtesy of Princess Parties.

Image courtesy of Princess Parties.

Pittsburgh Fairytale Ball at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center: March 25

The little ones will make a royal entrance when the Pittsburgh Fairytale Ball comes to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Organized by Pretty Princess Parties, the event brings the magic of Disney princesses to boys and girls with lots of dancing, singing, games and more. Kids can pose with their favorite princess at the free portrait station, get their fill of goodies at the candy buffet, or decorate their own tiara.

The Pittsburgh Fairytale Ball takes place in the morning from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and in the afternoon from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tickets range in price from $30-65.

Snow White. Image courtesy of Gemini Theater Company.

Snow White. Image courtesy of Gemini Children’s Theater.

Snow White at Gemini Children’s Theater: March 25-April 9

The Gemini Children’s Theater brings to life the classic Grimm Brothers fairytale with its interactive brand of children’s theater. Adult and youth actors tell the story of Snow White, a beautiful princess doomed to eternal sleep after an evil witch tricks her into taking a bite from a poison apple. The only thing that can save her is love’s first kiss. To make the performance extra fun, the theater will encourage children from the audience to become Snow White’s animal friends and help her through her journey.

Performances take place at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday from March 25-April 9. Tickets cost $10.

Monroeville Mall. Photo by Sam Howzit/Flickr.

Monroeville Mall. Photo by Sam Howzit/Flickr.

Spring Fling at the Monroeville Mall: March 25

Enjoy a full day of fun at the Monroeville Mall Spring Fling. Families can shop for gifts from dozens of local vendors selling handmade clothing and accessories, jewelry, gourmet chocolates and more. From 12-6 p.m., the mall hosts a number of free activities for kids 10 and under, including a coloring contest, craft corner, Easter egg hunt and story time. And don’t forget to visit the Easter Bunny on the upper level.

Spring Fling takes place at the Monroeville Mall from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Honorable mentions:

Global Links Family Volunteer Day Sort-a-thon!: March 4

Mad Hatter Tea Party at Songbird Artistry: March 4

Playing by Air at The Hillman Center: March 11

Measurement Rules exhibit at the Children’s MuseumMarch 11-May 7

Too Groovy Toy Show at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish: March 13

Halfway to The Pittsburgh Irish Festival Fundraiser at the Bulgarian Macedonian Cultural Center: March 19

KidsFest at Washington Crown Center: March 25

Looking for more events? Check out 11 Pittsburgh events not to miss in March.

Looking for live music? Check out 17 can’t-miss Pittsburgh concerts in 2017.