FREE admission to local attractions


RADical Days 2010 features free admission to a few Northside museums as well as several free events.  RADical Days is annual event hosted by the Allegheny County Regional Asset District fund.  For information on RAD and RADical Days, plus locations and organization websites, check out the website here.  There are many non-Northside museums and events with free admission, as well!

Sunday, Sept. 19
Carnegie Science Center
Free Admission 10AM-5PM
General admission is free on RAD Day — includes all exhibits, Highmark SportsWorks®, mini-railroad,submarine. Omnimax films not included.

Free Admission 11AM-3PM
RiverQuest presents free walk-on activities on Explorer at dock. Visit the world’s first green educational vessel and take part in free science activities. There is a fee for parking.

Wednesday, Sept. 29
Heinz Field
Free Admission 10AM-3PM (tours only)
Tours on the hour; last tour starts at 3PM. Limit 50 guests per hour. First come, first served. Enter under the Coca-Cola Great Hall sign along Art Rooney Ave.

Sunday, Oct. 3
Prime Stage at the New Hazlett Theater
Free Admission for Open Rehearsal 6PM
Be the first to experience FJ Hartland’s world premier adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Irving’s spooky classic is interwoven with children telling ghost stories. Directed by Mark Calla. Appropriate for middle school through seniors.

Thursday, Oct. 7
PNC Park
Free Admission 10AM-3PM (tours only)
Tours take place on the hour from 10AM-3PM with the last tour starting at 2PM; 60 guest maximum, on a first-come, first-served basis. Please enter at the Left Field Gate on Federal Street, by the Willie Stargell statue.

Saturday, Oct. 9
MCG Jazz Youth Arts Open House
Free Admission 2-4PM
From 2-3PM: Make It and Take It. Engage in fun projects in ceramics and design arts with MCG Youth Arts teaching artists. From 3-4PM: MCG Jazz Aurora jazz fusion performance for all ages provides a unique and memorable understanding of jazz’ influence on contemporary music of the 1970s and 1980s.

Sunday, Oct. 10 – Charm Bracelet Free Admission Sites
Venture Outdoors
Free Admission 10AM-Dusk
Experience Pittsburgh’s three rivers in a flat-water kayak. No experience necessary. You’ll receive a PFD and basic safety and paddling instruction. Restrictions: Must be at least 35 pounds. Minors under 18 must have a parent/guardian sign a risk waiver. A driver’s license will be held as a deposit while you’re on the water.

National Aviary
Free Admission 10AM-5PM
Get nose to beak with flamingoes, penguins, macaws, owls and more. Watch as birds eat, bathe, fly and play in free-flight exhibits. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a real penguin colony at Penguin Point.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Free Admission Noon-5PM
Take off on fantastic flights of imagination at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and return to earth to slide down a bowling alley, build and launch a boat, ink your own silkscreen, catch words that fall from the sky and much, much more. Performances by Children’s Festival Chorus and Children’s Museum Outreach performers We’re Holden Puppets, Storytellers Alan Irvine & Tim Hartman and musician Lee Robinson.

Mattress Factory
Free Admission 1-5PM
The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art that presents art that you can get into: room-sized environments created by in-residence artists.

Saturday, Oct. 23
The Andy Warhol Museum
Free Admission 24 Hour Opening Celebration
10AM October 23 – 10AM October 24, 2010
Join the Warhol and celebrate the opening of their newest exhibition, Marilyn Monroe: Life as a Legend, with a free 24 hour RADical Days opening featuring Marilyn look-a-like contest, curator tours, art making, documentary screenings, author talks, and more. Over 300 works capture Marilyn’s rise to stardom in styles ranging from fashion photography to Pop Art.

Northside Chronicle Donation