Fun-filled family and learning events in Pittsburgh this week

Looking for family-friendly events to keep the kids busy this week?

From museum visits to a fermented food festival, there's plenty to do when it comes to opportunities for learning and fun. Read on for a rundown of what to do this week.

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Sensory Friendly Afternoon at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

This Tuesday, the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh hosts an afternoon full of activities for kids who fall on the autism spectrum and/or have sensory sensitivities. Noise throughout the museum — including announcements and exhibition sounds — will be reduced, and headphones will be available for children wanting even more sound reduction.

When: Tuesday, Feb.12, 10 a.m.
Where: 10 Children's Way, Allegheny Square
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Cooking Up History at Heinz History Center

Bring your toddler to the Heinz History Center on Wednesday to learn about cooking in the 1950s. During the hands-on lesson, children ages 2-5 and their caregivers will cook recipes from the era while enjoying '50s music, dance and games.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St.
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Destination Moon: Closing Weekend at Heinz History Center

This weekend is also your last chance to view the "Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission" exhibit at the Heinz History Center. Special farewell activities include a mini-musical, lectures and guided exhibit tours. 

When: Saturday, Feb. 16 - Monday Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St.

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Pittsburgh Ferment Festival at Spirit Lodge

Foodies: Stop by the Spirit Lodge on Sunday for a festival celebrated fermented foods and natural living. Activities will include a fermented food contests, opportunities to meet local vendors, art, hands-on workshops, recipe sharing and more.

When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Spirit Lodge, 242 51st St.
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