RADical Days Offer Free Admission to Pittsburgh Attractions

Find out which Pittsburgh area museums, galleries, parks and other cultural venues are offering free admission on specific days in September and October.

Want to take advantage to visit some of Pittsburgh's greatest assets—for free?

Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) is offering the chance to do just that during 2012 RADical Days, which runs from Sept. 20 to Oct. 13. Here are some of the featured places around Pittsburgh you can experience for free on specific dates.

Participating assets are not offering free admission every day and guests are advised to check listings for each asset’s free date, times and limitations. Admissions are first-come, first-served. Some admissions require advance reservations. Parking fees might be charged at venue lots.

We have listed many of the attractions and events below...

Sept. 20: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Oakland

Sept. 23: The Andy Warhol Museum on the North Side

Sept. 23: Carnegie Science Center on the North Side

Sept. 27: Tour of Heinz Field on the North Side

Sept. 29: Fort Pitt Museum at Point State Park

Sept. 30: Sen. John Heinz History Center in the Strip District

Sept. 30: National Aviary on the North Side

Sept. 30: Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History in Oakland

Sept. 30: Children’s Museum on the North Side

Oct. 5: Pittsburgh Glass Center in Friendship

Oct. 6: Boyce Mayview Park in Upper St. Clair

Oct. 7: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium in Highland Park

Oct. 13: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh

Oct. 13: Allegheny County Hay Day at South Park

Click here to see the entire list of this year's activities!

Since 1994, RAD has funded more than $1.3 billion in grants to places and to organizations that create a positive impact on the lives of residents of and visitors to Allegheny County. RADical Days is a “thank you” to the public for its support of the assets through RAD.

Text RAD to SMASH (76274) to get RADical Days alerts, plus arts and culture updates through the year. There is no charge to receive RAD text message alerts but standard message and data rates may apply.

To follow RADical Days 2012 on Facebook, visit facebook.com/radworkshere

Mike Jones September 07, 2012 at 07:00 PM
I've never been to the Warhol, so I'm also looking forward to going there. But I'm really looking forward to hitting up the Fort Pitt Museum. Love that place.What's your favorite museum on the list?


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