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Get Out Without Getting Frostbite at These Fun Activities

We're experiencing some of the coldest winter weather in Pittsburgh, maybe the coldest in years. So we're faced with the annual winter dilemma: stay inside, or brave the cold.

We're experiencing some of the coldest winter weather in Pittsburgh, maybe the coldest in years. So we're faced with the annual winter dilemma: stay inside, or brave the cold. And while there's certainly the temptation to hibernate until it gets warmer, there are also ways to have fun indoors. Here are some options if you'd like to get out of the house in between Netflix binges.

The Heinz History Center

The Heinz History Center has a new exhibit that's appropriate for the weather. " A Great Day For Hockey " takes fans through the Pittsburgh Penguins entire history, which dates back to 1967. The exhibit features memorabilia and special artifacts, including sticks and pucks from milestone moments. A life-sized image of Mario Lemieux hoisting the Stanley Cup after the team's first title in 1991 is there, and you can even have your picture taken with it.

Scene 75 Entertainment Center

Scene75 is one of the coolest hidden gems in the area. Located on South Braddock Avenue (in the old K-Mart in Edgewood Town Center), Scene75 can be best described as a Dave and Busters on steroids. Earn prizes from games like pop up basketball and air hockey, or get your competitive juices flowing racing on the indoor go-cart track or playing laser tag. All ages are welcome with alcohol served to those of legal age.

Carnegie Science Center

If you're looking for a great place for the whole family, look no further than the Carnegie Science Center. " Free Solo " is coming to the Science Center on February second and third. It's an IMAX film, featuring the story of rock climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb the world's most famous rock the 3,000-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope. If you miss "Free Solo" there are lots of other events and activities happening at the Science Center ever day. Click here for their full schedule and here for affordable pricing options.

"Impressive on a huge screen. If you haven't seen it yet this is a great chance." Alex Honnold on his film "Free Solo"

KidsBurgh is a website where they've done the work for you, finding fun, family-friendly things to do to help your kids burn off energy in the winter months. One event they're featuring right now is " Where Do We Sit on the Bus ?,� the City Theater hip-hop autobiography that runs through the end of February. While browsing at KidsBurgh, click on the "events" tab and then click "search events" under the drop down. There you'll find lots of fun ideas for activities and shows that will get the whole family out of the house without getting frostbite!

(Credit images to the Heinz History Center and Scene 75 Entertainment Center's Facebook pages)

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