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Kids briefs: Zoo celebrates May day with 'Cinco de Rhino'

| Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
The Pittsburgh Zoo rhinos will get a special treat during 'Cinco de Rhino.'
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News
Coaster enthusiasts throw their arms in the air while riding Kennywood's Sky Rocket.

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is celebrating its herd of rhinos May 4 with a “Cinco de Rhino” event, marking the Cinco de Mayo holiday a day early.

Visitors will celebrate with a fiesta, including Mexican music, and make festive crafts. Meanwhile, zoo officials will spotlight rhinos Azizi and Janine and feed them a special treat.

“Cinco de Rhino” activities run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and you can explore the whole Highland Park zoo while you're there.

The zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through May 23, then 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 24 to Sept. 1. Activities are included with general admission of $15, $14 for senior citizens, and $13 for ages 2 to 13.

Details: 412-665-3640 or www.pittsburghzoo.org

Kennywood opens for season May 3

Kennywood Park in West Mifflin will be open May 3, 10 and 11 until it opens daily May 14.

Kennywood, which has been here since 1898, offers 31 major rides including five roller coasters, spinning rides, games and more. Kiddieland includes rides for pint-size visitors such as the Crazy Trolley, Dizzy Dynamo, Elephant Parade, Lil' Phantom, Red Baron, Whippersnapper and more.

A sit-down Johnny Rockets restaurant is scheduled to open at the park in June. Kennywood hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. most days. After May 14, the park is open almost every day through late August, but check for daily times. Admission is $40.99, $33.99 in advance, and $27.99 for guests 46 inches and shorter; and $20.99 for ages 55 and over; free for age 2 and younger.

Details: 412-461-0500 or www.kennywood.com

ArtKids program looks at still life

At the ArtKids: “Not So Still” program May 3, young visitors to the Frick Art & Historical Center will explore the still-life paintings at the art museum.

The kids may move around a lot, but the images in the paintings of still life — like fruits and vegetables — in the Warner Collection on display at the Frick.

After exploring, kids will do a take-home art project.

The free, drop-in program begins at 11 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes.

Details: 412-371-0600 or www.thefrickpittsburgh.org

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