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Kids briefs: Frick marks ‘War’ exhibit with Family Day

| Wednesday, November 6, 2013 9:00 p.m
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
The razor-toothed Allosaurus Fragilis as seen in Dinosaurs in Their Time at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Frick Art & Historical Center
Home Front performs Civil War-era music.

The Frick Art & Historical Center in Point Breeze is celebrating the opening of its new exhibit, “Civil War Era Drawings,” with a free Family Fun Day event on Nov. 9 called “Fiddles and Vittles.”

The event, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., offers many hands-on activities, music and art.

Visitors can travel back in time and try sending secret messages “wig-wag” style, sample the hardtack that many Civil War soldiers ate, or fashion a toy from corn husks.

Period-dressed members of the musical group Home Front will perform Civil War-era music at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Frick Art Museum auditorium.

“Fiddles and Vittles” is free and open to the public.

Details: 412-371-0600 or

Sleep with the dinos at the Carnegie

Kids age 6 and older can enjoy an educational slumber party Nov. 8 at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Oakland, which is hosting the sleepover “Dinosaur Encounters.”

Kids will explore Earth’s past by investigating the behavior and lifestyle of dinosaurs and the first mammals.

Overnight guests can spend a lot of time exploring the “Dinosaurs in Their Time” exhibit.

The sleepover begins at 7 p.m. Friday and ends at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, and it includes a light evening snack and breakfast.

The cost is $35 per person. One adult is required for every 1 to 5 children, and kids must be with a parent or adult chaperone who stays overnight. The registrations deadline is Nov. 7, but if you miss this one, “Dinosaur Encounters” will repeat Dec. 6, Jan. 17, Feb. 7 and March 28.

Details: 412-622-3131 or

‘Tape’ sessions look to stick with kids

If your kids have seen the TapeScape structure that recently opened at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, they might be wondering if they can build something from tape.

For the next few weeks, kids can learn how to do that in the Studio session “Tape! Tape! Tape!” Kids will explore how to build, roll and wrap with tape. Kids can use their imaginations to figure out how to use tape in art.

On Nov. 9 and 10, the focus will be on using empty tape rolls to create rolling stamps. On Nov. 16 and 17, kids will build little individualized TapeScapes, by winding tape to create art.

On Nov. 23 and 24, children will learn resist painting techniques to create their own paintings. “Tape! Tape! Tape!” activities are from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and included with general admission of $13, and $12 for ages 2 to 18 and senior citizens.

Details: 412-322-5058 or

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