“Pittsburgh. I’d been there. One of the most underrated cities in North America. People who’d never been there thought of it as a graveyard of abandoned steel mills, but it was a beautiful city, and it would be good to have it back.” – Steven Brust, Lord of The Fantastic, Stories in Honor of Roger Zelazny
Steel bridges – checked. Pittsburgh Pirates – checked. Square Market – checked. Beautiful skyline – checked. Friendly locals – checked. We all had fabulous time in Pittsburgh.
In addition, as part of our worldschooling, we had a blast at the Carnegie Mellon University and the two Carnegie Museums close by the university. Seeing all the university students and professors runabout their busy schedules probably amazed the kids and had them dreaming of their university days. Probably.
The worldschooling highlights of our trip to Pittsburgh are the two (out of four) Carnegie Museums. We went to Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Carnegie Museum of Art offers a lot of paintings and sculpture by Picasso, Monet, Normandie, Van Gogh not to mention all the American contemporary art and architecture.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History has its varied collection of dinosaur bones and fossils including rare gems. Great interactive activities for kids of all ages!
We know there’s more to see in this city! More than Steel City and mainly for us, it’s Learning City. What is Pittsburgh for you?