Pre-Trip Fun for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Inspector Gadget": You'll see plenty of Pittsburgh landmarks in this fun kids film. (Ages 8 and up)
"Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood—A Day at the Circus": Any of the Mr. Rogers' DVDs will make visits to the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and Idlewild even more exciting for small children. (Ages 2-6)
Pierogi – This Eastern European treat is a Pittsburgh mainstay.
Banana split: It was invented near Pittsburgh.
Kielbasa – Pittsburgh's Polish influence has made the kielbasa a favorite food, especially for Steelers tailgate gatherings.
"Pittsburgh A to Z" by Martha Vandalay – Get acquainted with the city through this illustrated book. (Ages 3-7)
Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates & ndash; If you'll be catching a Pirates game, read first about one of its all-time greats, then look for his statue outside PNC Park. (Ages 7-10)
Andy Warhol (Getting to Know the World's Great Artists) – Brush up on Pittsburgh's most famous artist before visiting The Warhol. (Ages 9-12)
Andy Warhol's Colors – A board book that teaches colors through Warhol's artwork. (Ages 2-5)
Uncle Andy's: A Faabbbulous Visit with Andy Warhol – Written by Warhol's nephew, this picture book offers a fun, personal look at the artist. (Ages 6-10)
100 Best Loved Nursery Rhymes – See how many of the nursery rhymes your child can spot at Idlewild's Storybook Forest. (Ages 2-5)
Bring this little duck along on the Just Ducky tour.
Before heading to the SoakZone at Idlewild, make these cute flip-flops.
Let your child try his or her hand at making Warhol-inspired artwork.
Create cool dinosaur feet, then wear them to visit the real thing at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.