Looking for something special to do with dad this Sunday? Here are a few suggestions on some great places to take him – and the rest of the family – for his big day! Some places are even offering deals for dads — like free admission on Father’s Day.

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945 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, P A15222
(Dads Get In Free On Father’s Day)

What better way to tell your dad that you think he’s Superman than by taking him to see some other superheroes! On Father’s Day, dads get in free to see the “Superheroes: Icons & Origins” exhibit. Dads also receive a ToonSeum gift. ToonSeum will be open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday. Kids aged 12 and under get in free (as do dads on the 19th); admission costs $4 for everyone else. Help Dad “celebrate the art of cartooning” on his special day at ToonSeum.

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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(Dads Get In Free On Father’s Day)

Give dad a break from the “zoo” at home with a trip to see actual wildlife at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium! You’ll even get to see the new baby sea lion pup that was just born last week. Dad gets in for free on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 19th) when accompanied by a child. The zoo is open from 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. (the gates close at 4:30 p.m). While dad gets in for free on his special day, admission costs for other adults is $14; kids aged 2-13 get in for $12.

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Run/Walk The Father’s Day 5/10k (Sunday 6/19)

North Shore Riverfront Park
9 Mazeroski Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15203.

10k Run Start @ 8:00 a.m.at the Quay outside Heinz Field
5k Run/Walk Start @ 8:30 a.m. at the Quay at Riverfront Park

Help Dad stay healthy: Encourage him to register for a Father’s Day 5k Walk/Run or a 10k Run at Riverfront Park held by the Obediah Cole Foundation for Prostate Cancer. Each walk/run requires registration and costs $28. Same-day registration is available in person from 6:30 am to 7:30 am. A 1k Fun Walk, which is set to start at 9 a.m., is also available for $15. Free parking is available. For more information, call 412-572-6830. As part of this event, a free prostate cancer screening will be held at Gilda’s (218 Smallman Street) in the Strip District on Saturday, June 18th, from 10 am to 1 pm.

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LEGO KidsFest (6/17 – 6/19)

David L. Lawrence Convention Center,
1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd.,
Pittsburgh 15222
LEGO KidsFest
David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Sure it may be called “KidsFest,” but dads who are still kids at heart and fondly remember their love for LEGOs are sure to enjoy LEGO KidsFest at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Where else can Dad see dozens of large-scale and miniature LEGO models and displays, take part in group builds and in LEGO and DUPLO Construction Zones, and talk to LEGO Master Builders? KidsFest runs Friday through Sunday, June 17-19, 2011, with two sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Cameras and video recorders are welcome to capture the family fun. Tickets may be purchased in advance online. KidsFest will be open Friday from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tickets will also be sold at the Convention Center Box Office if space is available, at the date and time of the session. Cost: $18.50, children (ages 3-17); $20.50, adult (ages 18-64); $18.50, senior (ages 65 and older)


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