Play Day!

Kids ages 12 and under are free!

Sat, April 27,
12:00 AM
12:00 AM


  • Carnegie Museum of Art

Type of Event

  • Kids & Families


Bring your playful streak, and celebrate the Month of the Young Child—a time to recognize the importance of quality early learning experiences for all children—with a fun-filled day of exploration and participatory activities for kids and families inside and outside the Carnegie Museums and Carnegie Library in Oakland!

Have some creative fun with the Imagination Playground, a mobile system of blue blocks in a variety of shapes and sizes that will be set up for the day. Be among the first to climb in and on the “Lozziwurm” play structure recently installed among the trees near the main entrance of the museums at Forbes Avenue and S. Craig Street. The Lozziwurm is a colorful, twisting, tubular play structure designed by Swiss artist Yvan Pestalozzi in 1972. Beginning April 27, it will be available for free play during the museum’s regular open hours. The Lozziwurm is one of several projects leading up to Carnegie Museum of Art’s 2013 Carnegie International exhibition, which opens October 5, 2013. Play Day and the Lozziwurm signal the importance of play as the foundation of thinking, making, and experimentation, a key animating concept of the 2013 Carnegie International. Presented by Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and PAEYC.