What is there to do exciting in Pittsburgh, PA this weekend?

What is going on this weekend in Pittsburgh? Nov 10th and 11th. We are 25 and would love to go down to Pittsburgh, about an hour and a half drive, just to hang out and do something interesting.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    go see the pittsburgh steelers play or Carnegie Museum of Art

    Carnegie Museum of ArtWhen Andrew Carnegie envisioned a museum collection consisting of the "Old Masters of tomorrow", the Carnegie Museum of Art became, arguably, the first museum of modern art in the United States. Founded in 1895, today it continues Carnegie's love of contemporary art by staging the Carnegie International every few years. The marble Hall of Sculpture replicates the interior of the Parthenon. The Hall of Architecture contains the largest collection of plaster casts of architectural masterpieces in America and one of the three largest in the world. The Heinz Architectural Center, opened as part of the museum in 1993, is dedicated to the collection, study, and exhibition of architectural drawings and models. In 2001 the museum acquired the archive of African-American photographer Charles "Teenie" Harris, consisting of approximately 80,000 photographic negatives spanning from the 1930s to the 1970s. Many of these images have been catalogued and digitized and are available online via the Carnegie Museum of Art Collections Search.The Gateway Clipper Fleet is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based fleet of riverboats. The fleet cruises the three rivers of Pittsburgh, the Monongahela, the Allegheny, and the Ohio. The fleet is named after the city of Pittsburgh, which in earlier times was known as the "Gateway to the West" [1]. The original riverboat was the Gateway Clipper, which set sail in 1958. By the mid-1960s, the fleet was composed of three craft, the Gateway Clipper, the Party Liner, and the Good Ship Lollipop. Today there are five watercraft in the fleet: the 1,000 passenger Majestic; the 600 passenger Party Liner; two 400-passenger craft, the Keystone Belle and the Liberty Belle; and the 150-passenger Good Ship Lollipop. The current Good Ship Lollipop was known as the City of Champions until 1982. There is actually a sixth craft in the fleet. The Party Liner is a barge that is pushed by a towboat named the Gateway Liner [2].

    The Gateway Clipper Fleet offers many types of cruises, from day trips for school groups to formal dinner cruises. Shuttle service to PNC Park and Heinz Field is available on days of Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Pitt Panthers home games. The fleet is believed to be the largest inland riverboat fleet in the United States. The fleet formerly was moored at the Monongahela Wharf. Currently it is moored at the Station Square dock.

    [edit] Carnegie Museum of Natural History

    The statue of Diplodocus carnegiei outside the museum.

    Carnegie Museum of Natural HistoryFrom the discovery of Diplodocus carnegii to the skull of Samson, the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skull known to date, and the brand new, yet to be named, species of oviraptorosaur the Carnegie Museum of Natural History has one of the finest dinosaur collections in the world. Other exhibits include the Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems, the Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians, Polar World: Wyckoff Hall of Arctic Life, the Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt, the Benedum Hall of Geology and the Powdermill Nature Reserve, established by the museum in 1956 to serve as a field station for long-term studies of natural populations. The museum also recently discovered the Fruitafossor windscheffeli.

    [edit] Carnegie Science Center

    Carnegie Science CenterOpened in 1991, but with a history that dates to October 24, 1939, the Carnegie Science Center is the most visited museum in Pittsburgh. Among its attractions are the newly constructed Buhl Digital Dome (which features the latest in projection), the Rangos Omnimax Theater, UPMC SportsWorks, the Miniature Railroad & Village®, and the USS Requin, a World War II submarine.

    Under the leadership of Robert Wilburn, Buhl Science Center merged with the Carnegie Institute and a new $40 million Carnegie Science Center was constructed.

    Source(s): wikipedia.org
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