As temperatures throughout the Pittsburgh area remain below average, it’s hard to believe that spring has officially arrived. While we are all looking forward to sunshine and warm temperatures there are still a few winter themed events going on in and around the city that are worth checking out. Here are the best ways to celebrate the last few days of winter in Pittsburgh.
Narrated by Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep, To the Arctic follows the day to day adventures of a mother Polar bear and her two young cubs. It’s presented in a dazzling, state of the art IMAX format, all in the comfort a heated, indoor theatre. Click Here for a complete list of show playing at the Carnegie Science Center this March.
Poor Richards/ Erie Steelhead Fishing - (6821 West Lake Rd. Fairview, PA 16415; (814) 474-5623; website: poorrichardserie.com)
One of the best ways for area anglers to get their winter fishing fix is by taking a trip north to the Lake Erie tributary streams for some world class “Steelhead” fishing. Poor Richards is an Erie area landmark for all things Steelhead. It’s the perfect place to find everything you need from waders and landing nets, to fly rods, reels, live bait and good sound advice.
Open year-round (weather permitting) The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium offers visitors a glimpse of some of the world's most exotic creatures. Current exhibits include everything from Asia forest habitats to creatures of the African Savannah. A favorite of many visitors can be found in the awe inspiring PPG Aquarium where the Polar Bears and other arctic mammals are the main attraction. If you're planning a trip with the kids be sure to get there by 11:30 a.m. for the zoo's daily penguin walk.
2013 Fight for Air Climb - (One Oxford Centre-301 Grant St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219; (412) 321-4029 ext. 226; website: lunginfo.org/pittclimb)
Date: Saturday March 23
The American Lung Association is sponsoring their annual Fight for Air Climb on Saturday, March 23 this year. The climb is comprised of 897 steps over 45 floors of One Oxford Centre. The event was created to raise both funds and awareness for lung disease and other respiratory afflictions. Fundraising pledges start at $100 and to register for the Fight for Air Climb click on the website listed above.