Museums in SOMERSET with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Somerset, Pennsylvania, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in this The Keystone State city offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick! Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Somerset…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • The Johnstown Childrens Museum

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    (24 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.

  • Railroaders Memorial Museum

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    (50 miles) Altoona

    Kids can go back in time with exhibits and artifacts of railroad history, particularly that of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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    (55 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 ...

  • Heinz History Center

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    (57 miles) 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!

  • Toonseum

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    (57 miles) Pittsburgh

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

  • Carnegie Science Center

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    (58 miles) Pittsburgh

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

  • Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

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    (75 miles) Winchester

    Capture the sense of fascination and excitement you had as a child. At the Discovery Museum, families come to feel that wonder, together. The hands-on exhibits and programs, focused on the sciences, ...

  • Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum

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    (84 miles) Wheeling

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

  • John Brown Wax Museum

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    (86 miles) Harpers Ferry

    The John Brown Wax Museum graphically tells the story of John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry. Voice, music, & animation enhance the experience. One of the many fun family places to visit if ...

  • The Brunswick Railroad Museum

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    (91 miles) Brunswick

    On the second floor, the Museum's exhibits tell the history of Brunswick and the people who have lived here. Life-sized recreations of late Victorian rooms are the centerpiece of these exhibits. On ...

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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    (98 miles) Frederick

    Interactive educational programs, exhibits, seminars and lectures provide the knowledge that Civil War medicine connects us not only to our past, but is the scientific and historical link to our ...

  • Roads and Rails Museum

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    (98 miles) Frederick

    Cars...Trucks....Trains....and lego! Yes please! Visit one of the world's LARGEST model trail attractions and it's miniature world!

  • American Civil War Wax Museum

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    (99 miles) Gettysburg

    The American Civil War Museum brings history "back to life" Located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, our museum is an educational and inspiring experience for families or tour groups of all ages. The ...

  • Explore & More Childrens Museum

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    (99 miles) Gettysburg

    Explore & More is a Hands-on Children's Museum dedicated to providing challenging, educational experiences targeted at the education and growth of young children.

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  • West Virginia Penitentiary Tours

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    (88 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.

  • Living Treasures Animal Park

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    (18 miles) Donegal

    Living Treasures is a wonderful setting for a great family experience! The large petting zoo is the thrill of the day for young visitors, while the exotic animals fascinate young and old alike.

  • Hovatters Wildlife Zoo

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    (49 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!

  • Pittsburgh Zoo

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    (55 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 ...

  • National Aviary

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    (58 miles) Pittsburgh

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

  • Good Zoo

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    (83 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, ...

  • Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

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    (92 miles) Thurmont

    Get stalked by a tiger, jaguar or lion and live to tell the tale. Feel the breath of a bear, follow a fallow deer, or tickle a tortoise. Hand-feed goats, sheep, donkeys, llamas, ducks and other ...

  • Land of Little Horses

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    (94 miles) Gettysburg

    Get up close and personal with our famous namesake miniature horses and their farm animal friends. Races, Displays, and Special Events are sure to delight the kids and "kids at heart".

  • Idlewild Park

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    (20 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!

  • Lakemont Park

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    (48 miles) Altoona

    Over 30 rides and attractions, as well as go-karts, golf course and a water park, including the WORLD's oldest roller coaster!

  • Kennywood

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    (49 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!

  • DelGrossos Amusement Park

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    (60 miles) Tipton

    Family theme park AND water park fun with over 30 rides, as well as a mini golf course and amazing food!

  • Crabapple Pool

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    (36 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.

  • Mon View Park and Pool

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    (47 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.

  • Carmichaels Pool and Wana B Park

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    (49 miles) Carmichaels

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

  • Sandcastle Waterpark

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    (52 miles) Pittsburgh

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

  • Alpha Aquatics

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    (58 miles) Waynesburg

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

  • Jaydees Family Fun Center

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    (71 miles) Inwood

    Features include water park with slides and splash toys, interactive kids' museum, go karting, jungle gym indoor play, mini golf and mini train and gem panning game.

  • Splash Zone

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    (84 miles) Clarksburg

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

  • Colors Birthday Party Center

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    (36 miles) Jeannette

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

  • Slinky Action Zone

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    (46 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!