Extended Day Programs

The History Center offers hands-on, interactive outreach sessions that integrate Pittsburgh history into STEAM, Maker, and literacy activities designed for extended day and afterschool programs.

For additional information about extended day or afterschool programs, including pricing and availability, contact Youth Education Coordinator Nate Rodda at nrrodda@heinzhistorycenter.org or 412-454-6433.

Extended Day Outreach Programs

Extended day outreach sessions are 45 – 60 minutes per session. Available sessions include:

  • Digging for Victory: Pittsburgh & World War II
  • History at Play: Toys and Games
  • Shattering Notions: Pittsburgh’s Surprising First Industry
  • City of Bridges: Design Construction Challenge
  • Pop Art: Art of the Everyday
  • Innovation Station: Rapid Prototyping

Pittsburgh Imagineers: An Eight Week Afterschool Program for 3rd – 5th Graders

In the Pittsburgh Imagineers afterschool program, youth bridge the world between historic innovation and contemporary STEAM skills.  Participants explore the steps of Imagineering, an approach defined by Alcoa in 1942 as “letting your imagination soar, and then engineering it down to earth,” through hands-on activities based on historic Pittsburghers imagineers like George Westinghouse, Rachel Carson, Fred Rogers, and the scientists at Alcoa.  Youth then combine their creativity and what they have learned in a design thinking challenge that addresses a contemporary Pittsburgh challenge!

Pittsburgh Imagineers is an approved Pittsburgh Public Schools Out of School Time provider for 2017-18.

Program length: Up to an hour and a half per week for eight weeks.

Family Nights

Hosting a family night at your school? The History Center can bring tabletop activities for STEAM, literacy, and history themed events.