Winter Holiday Camps and Boredom Busters in the City of Pittsburgh

By Emily Papa and Lisa Williams December 17, 2023

Are you looking for things to do with kids this winter after the holiday season has come and gone? Winter camps? Toddler crafts? DIY's for kids? Great books to snuggle up and read? MacKID has an ongoing list of things for you to do with kids in Pittsburgh this winter. Click any links below more details!

Featured Winter Camps for Kids in Pittsburgh

Day off at the Museum at Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History

This season, Carnegie Museum of Art is offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity for creative kids who have a day off from school during the winter months! Introducing Day Off at the Museum–a new program inviting young artists ages 6 through 10 to spend their days off from school immersed in art, learning, and fun.

During these single-day programs, kids will explore the museum’s galleries for inspiration, create unique artworks through painting, printmaking, sculpting, and mixing mediums, learn through playful art and sensory challenges, and dive deeper into artful subjects. 

Programs take place from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $65 per day for Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh Members, and $75 per day for non-members. 

Registration is now open for November 29, December 28, 29, 2023, and January 15, 2024. 


Holiday Camps for Kids at National Aviary

Don't let your kids miss out on a day of adventure! Let them explore the wonders of nature and get up close with vibrant animals at the National Aviary's One Day Camp on Friday, November 24 from 9 am – 3 pm. Expert educators will guide them through immersive habitats and teach them all about forest species with fun activities and Animal Encounters. Hurry and sign up now, spots are filling up fast!

Join the National Aviary for a one day Winter Camp on December 27th, 28th, or 29th and let your little ones learn all about the amazing ways birds adapt and thrive during the chilly months. Aviary experts will take your kids on a journey of discovery, where they'll learn about bird migration patterns, their unique behaviors, and how they survive in the cold.

Winter Camps for Kids in Pittsburgh

  • Santa's Skills Spectacular at the Clubhouse PGH on December 28th and Softball 1 Day Winter Camp on December 27th
  • Jingle Bell Rock Camp at Sing Sing Sing! - Saturday, December 16th at 1pm

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