Pittsburgh RAD days schedule 2015 ~ Free admission to local attractions

RAD days in Pittsburgh are an annual thing in here in the steel city. A day for the public to experience new things without the admission cost. It’s a wonderful way to get a glimpse of the culture of the city, sparing the expenses. This is the 14th year, which means there are even more organizations and businesses involved. Pick and choose what to see and enjoy it! It’s free! I’ve organized the free RAD days schedule 2015 by day. Feel free to print it or bookmark to keep track 🙂

RAD days schedule 2015

Rad Days Schedule 2015 | Free admission to zoo and museums in Pittsburgh

Friday September 18th

Silver Eye Center For Photography – Free admission 6-9pm

Saturday September 19th

Father Ryan Arts Center and For Sto-Rox Library – free admission 10am – 2pm Cooper Siegel Library: Passages And Prose Literary Fair – free admission 10am – 4pm register at passagesandprose.com


Society For Contemporary Craft – free admission 10am – 5pm

Sunday September 20th

Carnegie Museum of Art & Carnegie Museum of Natural History – free admission 10am-5pm

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Pittsburgh Opera: Rising Stars – Free admission 6pm-8pm reservations required, call 412-281-0912 x3

Monday September 21st


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Phipps Conservatory – free admission 9:30am-8pm Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall Museum – free admission 10am-4pm

Thursday September 24th


Heinz Field – free tours 10am-3pm Audubon Society of Western PA: Owl Prowl – free guided nature walk at 7pm. Call to reserve 412-963-6100

Friday September 25th

Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District – Free admission 5:30pm – 10pm Shaler North Hills Library and Hampton Community Library – meet author Philip Beard free

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WYEP Final Fridays Concert at Schenley Plaza: The Districts and Ryley Walker – free at 7pm

Saturday September 26th

Bulgarian Cultural Center – free admission 9am-1pm WQED and Bethel Park Library – 11am-12pm make birthday treats. Reservations required 412-835-2207 x267

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Allegheny County Parks: Hartwood Acres Hay Days – free admission 11am-4pm Pittsburgh Musical Theater Community Day – free admission 12pm-2pm Carnegie Library Downtown & Business: Meet The Author: Lillie Leonardi of In The Shadow of a Badge – free 2:30pm-4:30pm

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New Hazlett Theater and Texture Contemporary Ballet – free admission 2:30pm, reserve at 412-322-8332

Sunday September 27th

The Andy Warhol Museum – free admission 10am-5pm Carnegie Science Center – free admission 10am-5pm Children’s Museum – free admission 10am-5pm

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The Mattress Factory – free admission 1pm-5pm WQED and Plum Community Library: All Aboard The Dinosaur Train – free admission 1pm & 2pm. Register at 412-798-READ Carnegie Library Pittsburgh Main: Quiet Reading Room World Kaleidoscope Presents Chuck Owston, AKA Owl Stone the Minstrel. Free at 2pm.

Monday September 28th

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum – free admission 10am-4pm

Thursday October 1st

MCG Jazz/MCG Youth Arts – free admission 5:30-7:30pm. Live music by Pittsburgh Jazz Legends.

Friday October 2nd


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Pittsburgh Glass Center – free admission 10am -9pm Pittsburgh Center For The Arts & Shadyside Galleries – free admission 10am-1pm Pittsburgh Filmmakers: Ann Arbor Film Festival – 7pm & 8:30pm

Saturday October 3rd

Boyce Mayview Park and Outdoor Classroom – free admission 2pm-8pm Pittsburgh Filmmakers Ann Arbor Festival – 7pm & 8:30pm

Sunday October 4th


National Aviary – free admission 10am-5pm Pittsburgh Center For The ArtsShadyside School – Family friendly art techniques and activities, free admission 10am-1pm Prime Stage Theatre and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – The Crucible reenactment 1pm

Monday October 5th

David L Lawrence Convention Center – free tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, & 1pm. Call to register, 412-565-6000

Tuesday October 6th

Green Tree Library – free screening of The Shot Felt Round The World from 2pm-4pm. 18 and older only. Audubon Society of Western PA: Owl Prowl – free guided tour 7pm. Call to reserve 412-963-6100

Wednesday October 7th


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PNC Park – free tours 10am-3pm Pittsburgh Botanic Garden – free admission 9am-8pm.

Friday October 9th

Gateway to the Arts & Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – free Billy Goats Gruff activities at 10:30am City Theatre: Young Playwrights Finalists Play Readings – free at 7pm

Saturday October 10th


Frick Art & Historical Center – self guided tours free 10am-5pm Fort Pitt Museum – free admission 10am-5pm Pittsburgh Cultural Trust: Sketch Crawl – free admission 12pm-1pm Pittsburgh Cultural Trust: Ghost Stories – 12pm – 1pm ages 5 and up

Sunday October 11th


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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium – free admission 9am-5pm

Senator John Heinz History Center & Western PA Sports Museum – free admission 10am -5pm

Scott TWP Library & Pittsburgh Public Theater – hands on theater experience at 2pm. RSVP at ScottLibrary.org

What are you favorite free admission events on this RAD Days Schedule 2015?

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  • Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen
    October 13, 2015 at 10:40 am

    There are so many places to visit in Pittsburgh! Looks like you had quite an event!

  • fayew601
    September 22, 2015 at 4:26 am

    What a great deal. So many fun places to visit for free. Sounds like you are in for some fun adventures.

  • Chelsea Pearl
    September 22, 2015 at 12:31 am

    How fun — sounds like there’s truly something for everybody.

  • Urvi
    September 21, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Looks like great event. Thanks for sharing

  • Karlyn Flores
    September 21, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Looks like a great event! I’m so glad that you enjoyed there. And you had an wonderful photos.

  • MsCrookedHalo
    September 21, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    That is so cool. Every city should adopt such a day for those who can’t afford to visit the attractions throughout the year but really would like to go.

  • Jeanine
    September 21, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Wow, these photos are beautiful. This looks like a really great time was had! These photos are truly just wonderful.

  • nikki
    September 21, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Looks a great event. Im glad that you had fun and enjoyed there. Love all photos.

  • Shann Eva
    September 20, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    What a great group of events. I’d love to see the contemporary Ballet company.

    • Jenn @ BecauseImCheap.com
      September 21, 2015 at 10:34 pm

      Me too! Waiting on ye olde work schedule. Hopefully it’ll work out 😉

  • Rachel Hirst
    September 20, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Looks like a great fun time you can have in Pittsburgh. I would really love to visit the The Andy Warhol Museum it looks amazing

  • April Grant
    September 20, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Looks like so much fun. I wish I was closer to Pittsburgh. I’ve never been there.

  • Jess Loomes
    September 20, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    those photos are great. it looks like there are lots of great things coming up to do. i wish i lived in pittsburgh.

  • Terri Ramsey Beavers
    September 20, 2015 at 11:55 am

    I lived near Pittsburgh as a child but I haven’t been back since. It looks like a fun place to be during rad days, I’ll have to see if we could vacation there sometime when it’s going on.

    • Jenn @ BecauseImCheap.com
      September 20, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Terri. I’m actually a transplant but love exploring the city, so I try to share and take advantage of great deals like this.

  • Esme Sy
    September 20, 2015 at 10:18 am

    The photos are stunning! It sounds like a fun event, I have never been to Pittsbugh, but your photos made me want to visit.

    • Jenn @ BecauseImCheap.com
      September 20, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      There is so much to see and do in Pittsburgh. It’s really come along the last 10 years or so 🙂

  • Tiffany MrsTee Haywood
    September 20, 2015 at 9:57 am

    You have truly given a great resources of all things Pittsburgh. I wish I lived there since it seems to be a city full of fun and varied things to do. I think I would love to go to the conservatory and the museum the most. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • midget38
    September 20, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Beautiful photos!

    • Jenn @ BecauseImCheap.com
      September 20, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      Thanks! I’ve been trying to feature great photos I find on Instagram. So many talented people in this city

  • ccassara
    September 19, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Thanks for introducing me toiyour city…I’ve never been. These ideas are affordable and fun things to do.

  • Terri Lynn Grothe
    September 19, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Looks like a great event. I would love a trip to Pittsburgh, so much to see and do

  • Joely Smith
    September 19, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    GOODNESS what an EVENT! I wish they did something like this around here! What a wonderful way to find places you will go back to and PAY for! Great advertising for all of these places. I love the photo of the The Andy Warhol Museum Its so haunting!

    • Jenn
      September 19, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you, Joely! I’m stoked to visit some of these places for the first time. Can’t be free!

    • Jenn @ BecauseImCheap.com
      September 20, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Joely! RAD days are a big deal here. And becoming even more popular this year. I work only a few blocks from the Warhol and still haven’t gone, so this is a great opportunity.