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Financial Literacy: Be a Thrifty Yinzer

Find a penny, pick it up...and put it into your retirement fund! Financial Literacy focuses on making smart financial decisions and planning for the future.

Free Museums and Attractions

Being a thrifty Yinzer is easy, once you get the hang of it. Start by visiting the free museums in the area!

Too much homework? Need to space out? Head over to Allegheny Observatory for a free tour.

Bicycle Heaven, (most of) The Frick, and the Fort Pitt Blockhouse are always free!

Save money by being your own tour guide! On Mondays, June-October, give yourself a tour of the Old Allegheny County Jail. Or you can follow any of these self-guided walking tours, too.

Up your Instagram game at Randyland!

Visit St. Anthony's Chapel to see the largest collection of religious relics outside of the Vatican!

Some of the best attractions in Pittsburgh are the parks! Frick and Schenley are the largest. A little further outside the city, you can find McConnells Mill State Park, Moraine State Park (with beaches!), and Ohiopyle.

Free Music

Like to study with music, but your Spotify playlists just aren't cutting it anymore? Check out JazzLive on Tuesdays. Or, bring your lunch to the Pittsburgh Opera on the second Saturday of every month, September through April, for Brown Bag Opera Concerts.

Don't forget the free concerts during the Three Rivers Arts Festival and the Three Rivers Regatta!

Yesterday's Tomorrow

Mural "Yesterday’s Tomorrow" by Brian Holderman included in the self-guided public art tour.

Source: GrapedApe, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA

Summers in the 'Burgh

Nice weather = free outdoor activities. How about some free yoga? Want to watch a movie in a park? There's a lot to do in the summertime.

Free Arts and Architecture

Pittsburgh has a wonderful variety of free and cheap art! Explore the pages below to discover all the city has to offer.

Participate in a free gallery crawl!

Venture over to the East End to admire Pittsburgh Glass Center's exhibitions (and maybe even a demonstration, if you're lucky!)

Contemporary Craft in the Strip District, SPACE downtown, and Wood Street Galleries (above the T) are other great places to see a free exhibition.

Self-Guided: Give yourself a tour of the Nationality Rooms in Pitt's Cathedral of Learning. When the weather is nice, check out the cool public art around Pittsburgh that you might've never even noticed before!

Other Ways to Save in PGH

Get a Giant Eagle Advantage card to save on groceries (and gas!) Pittsburgh also has a large amount of Aldi stores, where you can save even more on generic groceries!

Buy a Connect Card, even if you only use the buses every now and then. It's $2.75 one-way without the card, but only $2.50 with it!

Don't forget that the T is free inside the city and that parking is free daily after 6pm and all-day Sundays. Plan excursions around these times!

The Carnegie Library branches have events going on every day! Browse their calendar and pick out some free programs. They range from language lessons to data workshops to free movies.