Get your thinking caps on! Remake Learning Days have returned to Pittsburgh for their third year in-a-row!
What are Remake Learning Days? We’re glad you asked.
Remake Learning Days provide adults and children with a variety of options to explore their intellectual interests with a well balanced schedule chock-full of STEM-centric events focused on robotics, natural science, and coding, along with creativity workshops in theater, crafts, and music.
From May 17-25, Remake Learning Days will celebrate all things extracurricular, giving a chance for local community organizations to showcase their outside-the-classroom learning opportunities and offer free or low-cost alternative educational programming to families in Southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Sounds amazing, right? We thought so, too. Though if you need more convincing, here’s a brochure that lays out everything that’s going on throughout their nine-day extravaganza.
To help sort through the various workshops and activities, we’ve created a Top 5 list of can’t-miss events to make sure this year’s Remake Learning Days are you best ones yet.
1. 3D Printing 101
May 18, 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. — Free
Come learn how to design and print with 3D printers and 3D printing pens at the Carnegie Science Center’s Fabrication laboratory (“Fab Lab” for short). This introductory level Fab Lab workshop gives kids ages 8 and up a place to create, invent, and play in a safe and intellectually stimulating environment. This class is required to participate in a Fab Lab Open Workshop (FLOW). Adults must accompany children 12 and under and must register along with their child here.
2. EQT Children’s Theater Festival
May 18, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. — $9
Join The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust in celebrating their 32nd year of the EQT Children’s Theater Festival by attending one of their many events throughout the nine Remake Learning Days. This year’s festival is once again located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District and includes more than 40 free hands-on educational activities and outdoor pop-up performances with local artists, family-friendly art installations, and a scavenger hunt.
3. Two-Way Street Fest 2018
May 19, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. —Free
This isn’t your average block party. The annual Two-Way Street Fest in Wilkinsburg is back for its second year with exciting activities, entertainment, and food the whole family can experience together. This festival is hosted by the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation, which promotes the revitalization of Wilkinsburg through residential and business development, organizational and individual civic leadership, and ethnic and cultural diversity.
“The perception of Wilkinsburg hasn’t been the best,” says Mayor Marita Garrett of Wilkinsburg. “We are working to change that by bringing in all these new things and exposing a different view of Wilkinsburg.”
The festival is held on Wood Street at the center of Wilkinsburg’s business district to celebrate their vibrant community and local businesses. Included are local vendors selling artisan products, nonprofit resource tables, healthy food demonstrations, food trucks, a skate park, and outdoor activities for kids all ages. Just make sure to register here.
May 20, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. — Free
Screws and drills and wood, oh my! Don’t be scared, though. This creative activity gives kids in grades 3 to 12 experience using construction tools and teaches them to work with fellow team members in building a collaborative sculpture. This event takes place outside of Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh on the Northside and is free to the public with no registration required.
5. Programming and Pastries
May 21, 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. — Free
Rise and shine! Wake up to fresh pastries and a whole lot of coding at the South Fayette STEAM Studio. Students in grades 2 through 5 and their guardians are invited to experience their first coding lesson together (and get a sweet breakfast, too). What more could you ask for on a Monday morning? Register here if you’re interested.