Things to do in PITTSBURGH with kids

Still think of Pittsburgh as “Steel City? Stop right there! Pittsburgh has become a fantastic, and very welcoming family-friendly city with incredible food, entertaining and fun attractions for all budgets!

Those curious minds can explore the super hands-on exhibits at the Carnegie Science Center, where they can get up close to an actual Cold War-era submarine, or delve into a living coral reef! Pretty amazing!

Creativity can be developed and embraced at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh which also includes a jungle gym! (a great idea!)

ROAR! What’s that? Only the sound of the dinosaurs at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, where kids can check out the first T.Rex EVER discovered - how cool is that!

The National Avery and Pittsburg Zoo can give those animal loving kids an amazing day out, or they can explore something a little different, at the Toonseum - an amazing collection of cartoons and graphic art!

Did you know that half of the US population lives within 500 miles of Pittsburgh? That’s because they all want to be close to this incredible city!

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  • Toonseum

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    Pittsburgh

    A fun and unique small boutique museum filled with colorful and fascinating cartoon art and comics!

  • Fiddlesticks Family Concerts

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    Allegheny

    Saturday morning concerts with the world-class Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra that will introduce your kids to the beautiful sounds of classical music!

  • Heinz History Center

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    Pittsburgh

    The largest history museum in Pennsylvania, as well as a fascinating sports museum, the Heinz History Center introduces kids to 250 years of Pittsburgh history!

  • Venture Outdoors

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    (1 miles) Pittsburgh

    Around 500 seasonal activity programs ranged for all ages and abilities, including kayaking, fly fishing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and geocaching trips. Plenty suitable for small folk, ...

  • National Aviary

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    (1 miles) Pittsburgh

    Houses a diverse collection comprising more than 600 birds from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild.

  • Carnegie Science Center

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    (1 miles) Pittsburgh

    Science made fun in Pittsburgh with hands-on exhibits connecting science and tech to daily life. Great interactive fun for kids!

  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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    (2 miles) Pittsburgh

    Dinosaurs are just the beginning at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, where scientific discovery comes alive! Free hands-on and family activities available each weekend and weekdays during the ...

  • Sandcastle Waterpark

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    (5 miles) Pittsburgh

    Water fun in Pennsylvania with this family friendly outdoor waterpark, with slides, waves, and kiddie attractions

  • Pittsburgh Zoo

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    (5 miles) Pittsburgh

    The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is home to thousands of amazing animals representing more than four hundred species, including 22 threatened or endangered species. One of the many fun family places ...

  • Kennywood

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    (8 miles) West Mifflin

    Theme park fun in Pennsylvania for the whole family with traditional roller coasters, as well as thrill rides and water rides! Cool!

  • South Park Theatre

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    (9 miles) South Park

    Outdoor theatre facilities with a separate dedicated children's stage, offering a varying selection of classic and contempory adult, family and children's performances.

  • Woodland Highlands Family Fun Center

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    (11 miles) Wildwood

    A perfect day out with the family, enjoying attraction for all ages. Go-Karts and All Outside Attractions are open...inside we have Laser Tag, Arcade, Soft Playground, and tons of food.

  • Go Ape North Park

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    (11 miles) Allison Park

    Active kids can swing through the trees at Pennsylvania's FIRST treetop adventure course, with bridges, swings, zip lines and more!

  • PPMS Speedway

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    (14 miles) Imperial

    Visit Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway for all kinds of family entertainment Every Sat April - October! Affordable Family Fun Great food Stock Cars Monster Trucks Sprint Cars FREE PARKING

  • Triple B Farms

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    (15 miles) Monongahela

    Enjoy a farm themed adventure playground with slides, rope maze, and farm animals to feed, plus playhouse, climbing tractor and bouncy animals in the play barn.

  • Crabapple Pool

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    (21 miles) Herminie

    A fun community pool with a 25m main pool, 2 diving boards and a small slide. Also offer a toddler and baby wading pool with sand toys.

  • Colors Birthday Party Center

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    (21 miles) Jeannette

    An awesome fully computerized hi-tech and hi-energy Birthday Party Center that specialize in dance and game birthday parties for kids!

  • Sea Base Family Fun Center

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    (27 miles) Greensburg

    Two multi level adventure climbing structures with toddler zone, laser tag, mini golf, arcade and land train.

  • Alpha Aquatics

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    (39 miles) Waynesburg

    Summer family fun with a competition size pool, kiddie leisure pool and fun water activities such as slides and a lazy river.

  • Idlewild Park

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    (40 miles) Ligonier

    Theme and water park fun with Idlewild Park - with seven themed areas. Family fun in the third oldest theme park in the entire country!

  • Carmichaels Pool and Wana B Park

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    (40 miles) Carmichaels

    Pool and park fun with a 300,000-gallon pool, a diving board and diving pool, slides, ball fields and play areas.

  • Good Zoo

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    (41 miles) County Wheeling

    Visitors of all ages will find something pleasing at our zoo which is dedicated to the memory of a seven-year-old boy named Philip Mayer Good, who loved nature. Come visit our new Outback Exhibit, ...

  • Living Treasures Animal Park

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    (42 miles) Jones Mills

    Over 3,000 animals in this stunning Pennsylvania animal park, representing 50 different species. Kids can enjoy unique animal interactions, including holding and feeding them!

  • Fort Ligonier

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    (42 miles) Ligonier

    A modern museum and a fully reconstructed/restored fortification within the current property limits. Lots of family events throughout the year.

  • Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park - Mill Run

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    (44 miles) Mill Run

    A fun packed high end campsite where you can enjoy the rides, go swimming, or even hang out with Yogi and his friends!

  • Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum

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    (45 miles) Wheeling

    Come and relive your childhood with the kids, rediscover vintage entertainments and classic home railway equipment.

  • Mon View Park and Pool

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    (45 miles) Greensboro

    A family friendly park with a 200,000-gallon pool, diving board and diving pool, as well as sports courts and a roller rink.

  • Hidden Valley Resort

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    (47 miles) Hidden Valley

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 9 green runs and 14 blue, plus lift serviced tubing hill and three terrain training parks for varying abilities.

  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield

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    (48 miles) Wharton

    A fascinating and historical experience in Pennsylvania with Fort Necessity National Battlefield, with tours, demonstrations and history to be learnt!

  • Castle Halloween Museum

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    (49 miles) Benwood

    Castle Halloween Museum— where it is Halloween every day of the year! Halloween eye candy and social history for the entire family. Tour 250 years of Halloween memorabilia— costumes, fortune ...

  • Faith Ranch Riding Stables

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    (52 miles) Jewett

    A non denominational Christian Ranch Camp offering trail rides, riding lessons, camping, and lush surorunds for hiking and family exploration.

  • Caddie Shak

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    (52 miles) E Donegal

    Kiddies Rides, batting cages, bumper boats, go carts, mini golf - 50 acres of fun

  • Coopers Rock State Forest

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    (53 miles) Bruceton Mills

    Coopers Rock State Forest is 13 miles east of Morgantown and 8 miles west of Bruceton Mills. Its 12,713 acres are bisected by Interstate 68. Although the forest serves as a recreation and ...

  • West Virginia Penitentiary Tours

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    (53 miles) Moundsville

    Unlike most of the people who've previously walked through the gates of the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, you can be fairly certain you'll be walking out again a few hours later.

  • The Johnstown Childrens Museum

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    (56 miles) Johnstown

    A fun children's museum that allows kids to learn through play! With exhibits and activities on geography, history, creative arts, and storytelling.