8. Alice in Wonderland at Gemini Children’s Theater: Jan. 18-Feb. 2
Take a journey down the rabbit hole at Gemini Children’s Theater in McKees Rocks. Join Alice as she wanders through Wonderland, encountering all sorts of imaginative characters along the way. Will she make it to the Queen’s party on time?
9. Snowy Day Matinee at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Jan. 20
Head to a movie in the pseudo-tropics. Phipps Conservatory in Oakland is hosting a Snowy Day Matinee from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Botany Hall. Watch Disneynature’s “Penguins,” a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. Let’s Move Pittsburgh will be on-site at noon to offer a free, healthy snack and an activity.
10. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at Mattress Factory: Jan. 20
The Mattress Factory museum of contemporary art on the North Side is celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from noon to 4 p.m. You and your family can enjoy “pay-what-you-can admission” for the day, while exploring the large-scale installations and creating your own work of art on Samposonia Way.
11. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Community Celebration at Pittsburgh Glass Center: Jan. 20
Get crafty at the Pittsburgh Glass Center in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the facility will host a free event, where attendees will learn about glass, enjoy kiln-fired pizza and participate in hands-on activities that demonstrate the importance of teamwork in the creative process. You can even add your own touch to the new mosaic that will be installed outside of the building this spring.
12. Musical Families at City Music Center of Duquesne University: Jan. 25
Experience multi-generational music-making at Duquesne University. The school’s City Music Center hosts this monthly program for children from birth to age 4 and their parents and grandparents. Kids will sing, play instruments and groove to the music. Students at the Mary Pappert School of Music will host the event, which begins at 10 a.m.
13. Winter Maker Day Camps at The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh: Jan. 27-28
Kids feeling cooped up? Give them a creative outlet for all of that energy. The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is hosting two workshops for children ages 7 to 9, each running from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The first focuses on using innovative tools and assembling things such as simple circuits. Sunday’s session is for budding artists who want to do screenprinting, mosaic making, portrait drawing and more. Water and light snacks will be provided, but campers should pack a lunch.