Zoos in PITTSBURGH with kids

It’s animal time in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Pittsburgh because this The Keystone State city has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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!

  • Wagon Trails Animal Park

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    (64 miles) Vienna

    Feed over 350 animals at this Ohio animal park!. Camels, zebra, bison, water buffalo, ostrich and antelope are just a few of the creatures from 6 continents you will experience on safari!

  • Noahs Lost Ark

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    (65 miles) Berlin Center

    A beautiful sanctuary that offers a save haven for unwanted and abused exotic animals, where all admissions go directly to helping these beautiful creatures!

  • Hovatters Wildlife Zoo

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    (66 miles) Kingwood

    Home to over 30 different species of native and exotic animals from all over the world, and even better you can feed over half the animals in the zoo!

  • Akron Zoo

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    (92 miles) Akron

    When you visit the zoo, you'll come nose-to-nose with more than 700 animals, including endangered Humboldt penguins, snow leopards, Sumatran tigers, jaguars and Komodo dragons. One of the many fun ...

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  • 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!

  • Valley Worlds Of Fun

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    (69 miles) Fairmont

    Great family entertainment with bowling, tea cups, bumper cars, inflatable soft play, laser tag, and more! Great for those active kids!

  • Slinky Action Zone

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    (83 miles) Duncansville

    Kids can spend the day with a great range of Pay and Play options under one roof, from Bumper Cars and indoor play to laser tag, bounce house and an arcade!

  • 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 ...

  • Tygart Lake State Park

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    (77 miles) Grafton

    Tygart Lake State Park is a cozy, quiet getaway for couples and families. It sits among West Virginia's rolling hills and alongside 10-mile long, 1,750-acre Tygart Lake.

  • Pymatuning State Park

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    (79 miles) Jamestown

    All manner of boating and fishing options on the lake, plus beaches for swimming in summer and a feast of activities for winter.

  • Constitution Park

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    (86 miles) Cumberland

    A great little Maryland park with playgrounds, a pool, museum and special events!

  • Blackwater Falls State Park

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    (96 miles) Davis

    Blackwater Falls State Park is named for the falls of the Blackwater River whose amber-colored waters plunge five stories then twist and tumble through an eight-mile long gorge.

  • Audra State Park

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    (98 miles) Buckhannon

    Before the turn of the century, West Virginians were drawn to the natural beauty of the Middle Fork River and its surroundings. This area is now Audra State Park, a heavily wooded riverside ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Splash Zone

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    (82 miles) Clarksburg

    Offers an extensive water play area with varying depths, tipping buckets, interactive jet features and more.

  • Baylor Beach Park

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    (86 miles) Navarre

    Nature's waterpark with tube slides, paddleboats, and water fun, as well as mini golf, and sports! Great family fun in Ohio!

  • Waterworks Family Aquatic Center

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    (90 miles) Cuyahoga Falls

    Cool off in Ohio with flume slides, water sprays, tube slides and a lazy river...just to name a few! Great waterpark fun for kids.

  • Wildwater Kingdom

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    (95 miles) Aurora

    Water fun galore in Aurora, with slides, thrills, kiddie activities, lessons and lots of family fun!

  • Pioneer Waterland and Dry Fun Park

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    (98 miles) Chardon

    Family fun in Ohio, split into Water Fun Land, Kidsland and Sportsland, offering between them great entertainment to keep the kids happy, from six story high water slides to paddle boats, mini golf ...

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Caddie Shak

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    (52 miles) E Donegal

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