Fred Rogers was born on March 20, 1928 and each year the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh celebrates his birthday by holding a “Mister Rogers’ Day.” This year, the event falls on Friday and there will be free admission all day (one adult must accompany every five children). The museum has honored Pittsburgh’s icon since 1998 with a Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood exhibit and in 2011 refurbished many of the components of the exhibit and integrated them throughout the museum. You can find the Neighborhood Trolley in the Garage, King Friday’s Castle in the Theater, and Mister Rogers’ Sweater and Sneakers located in MAKESHOP and the Attic.
Friday’s celebration will include the chance to meet everyone’s favorite speedy delivery man, Mr. McFeely, at 11:15 am. You can also visit the Studio and try the museum’s brand new, accessible-to-all Pottery Wheel from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm (spaces are limited, so you’ll need to register for a time slot in the Gift Shop).
You can also help them kick off their Summer Books for Kids book drive with Mr. McFeely and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald by donating new and gently used picture books and storybooks for children 12 and under. They will be collecting books until May 31st.
For more information, please visit the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s website.
“Mister Rogers’ Day”
When: Friday, March 20, 2015, 10 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children’s Way, Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15212