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!
Family fun and Sherlock style adventure with these Pittsburgh escape rooms, where families solve puzzles and find clues in 60 minutes to escape!
A fun and unique small boutique museum filled with colorful and fascinating cartoon art and comics!
Saturday morning concerts with the world-class Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra that will introduce your kids to the beautiful sounds of classical music!
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!
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, including scavenger hunts, tyke hikes and beginner paddl....
The National Aviary houses a diverse collection of over 600 birds from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild.
Science made fun in Pittsburgh with hands-on exhibits connecting science and tech to daily life. Great interactive fun for kids!
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 summer - amazing!
Water fun in Pennsylvania with this family friendly outdoor waterpark, with slides, waves, and kiddie attractions
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is home to thousands of amazing animals representing more than four hundred species, including 22 threatened or endangered species.
Theme park fun in Pennsylvania for the whole family with traditional roller coasters, as well as thrill rides and water rides! Cool!
Outdoor theatre facilities with a separate dedicated children's stage, offering a varying selection of classic and contempory adult, family and children's performances.
Indoor and outdoor attractions for all ages with go-karts, bumper cars and boats, water wars, mini golf and more!
Active kids can swing through the trees at Pennsylvania's FIRST treetop adventure course, with bridges, swings, zip lines and more!
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
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.
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.
An awesome fully computerized hi-tech and hi-energy Birthday Party Center that specialize in dance and game birthday parties for kids!
Two multi level adventure climbing structures with toddler zone, laser tag, mini golf, arcade and land train.
Summer family fun with a competition size pool, kiddie leisure pool and fun water activities such as slides and a lazy river.
Theme and water park fun with Idlewild Park - with seven themed areas. Family fun in the third oldest theme park in the entire country!
Pool and park fun with a 300,000-gallon pool, a diving board and diving pool, slides, ball fields and play areas.
Kiddies Rides, batting cages, bumper boats, go carts, mini golf - 50 acres of fun in Pennsylvania for the kids!
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!
A modern museum and a fully reconstructed/restored fortification within the current property limits. Lots of family events throughout the year.
A fun packed high end campsite where you can enjoy the rides, go swimming, or even hang out with Yogi and his friends!
A family friendly park with a 200,000-gallon pool, diving board and diving pool, as well as sports courts and a roller rink.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, beginner friendly with solid green and blue runs. Lift serviced snow tubing and an exciting 7 terrain parks also offered.
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.
A fascinating and historical experience in Pennsylvania with Fort Necessity National Battlefield, with tours, demonstrations and history to be learnt!
A fun children's museum that allows kids to learn through play! With exhibits and activities on geography, history, creative arts, and storytelling.
The Windber Coal Heritage Center describes not only the life of the miner below ground but also above ground. Learn how the miners worked 12 hours underground and pick up mining equipment
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from age 4 years; 5 green runs and 9 blue available. Snow tubing, Nastar Racing and other activities also available.
Boating & fishing on the lake within Pymatuning State Park, plus beaches for swimming in summer & activities for winter!
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!
Castle Halloween Museum— where it is Halloween every day of the year! Halloween eye candy and social history for the entire family as you tour 250 years of memorabilia
Kids can go back in time with exhibits and artifacts of railroad history, particularly that of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Lakemont Park has over 30 rides & attractions, as well as go-karts, golf course water park, & the WORLD's oldest roller coaster!
Traditional fairground in with a wonderful family vibe, boasting roller coasters through pony rides, located on the largest natural glacier lake in Pennsylvania!
Family theme park AND water park fun with over 30 rides, as well as a mini golf course and amazing food!
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons available, best suited to intermediate level and improvers with only 1 green run but 7 blues. Lift serviced snow tubing hill plus terrain training park.
83 acres of wooded privacy and pristine beauty in Pennsylvania, with this family campground nestled in nature at it's finest!
Take time to explore our Discovery Rooms, tour the Raptor Center, walk the network of trails and boardwalk over the wetlands at the inflow of Lake Perez, and visit our gardens and bird feeder areas.
Explore over 100,000 sq ft of fun at Pennsylvania's LARGEST indoor water park, with slides, ropes courses, wave pools, lazer tag, and much more - ALL YEAR ROUND!
Erie Zoo offers 11 beautifully themed gardens, plus nearly 400 animals with self guided or ranger led tours. Carousel and train ride also available!
A family friendly theme and water park with roller coasters too! Best bit? It's FREE to enter! Just pay and ride.
Tom Ridge Environmental Center features a huge array of interactive exhibits, Big Screen theatre, & more!
Opportunities here for kayaking and fishing, biking, hiking, nature trails and twitching, plus winter activities include ice boating, ice and wind skating or cross country skiing.
The expERIEnce Children’s Museum is designed for kids under 8 years & caregivers, with a host of hands-on and interactive exhibits offering something for everyone in the family to enjoy in Erie!
Offering a wide range of multi-media and interactive exhibits coupled with interpretive programs, vividly illustrating Niagara's history and the region's rich maritime heritage.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4, offering 7 green runs, plus 2 lift serviced tubing hills and 3 terrain parks.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 30% green runs, plus tubing, terrain park and a fantastic range of summer activities.
Camping adventure in Potter County, with activities ranging from hayrides, archery, paintball and ice-cream making! Serving all camping preferences.
A family friendly camping experience on the beautiful Juniata River Valley in Central Pennsylvania. Some sites with direct river access! Great activities for kids, including carnivals!
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3, with one third territory for each level of ability. Plus two lift serviced tubing hills including a toddler one, and terrain park.
Get up close and personal with the famous namesake miniature horses and their farm friends with shows and animal fun!
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 9 green runs, plus tubing and 2 terrain training parks.
offers 2 differing 18 Hole Mini Golf Courses, bounce houses and 2 exciting Go Kart Race Tracks.
Raymond B Winter State Park is 695 acres of Pennsylvania adventure, with swimming, fishing, adventure play plus hiking trails. Winter activities too!
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 museum is a "must" see for all visitors to Gettysburg....
At the Gettysburg Heritage Center Museum, you can witness the Battle of Gettysburg from the civilians of Gettysburg, & the soldiers on the battlefield.
Lincoln Train Museum is an exploration of American History for all ages, & explores Lincoln's key role in forging the American Rail Road system!
See one of the most extensive private collections of artifacts from the American Civil War, WWI, WWII, Presidencies & Pop Culture at this Gettysburg Museum!
Explore & More is a Hands-on Children's Museum offering challenging & educational experiences for kids, plus a lot of fun!
Travel back in time as you walk through the Shrivers’ restored 1860 home to learn the civilian side of the Battle of Gettysburg
A fascinating way for kids to learn about the turning point in the Civil War, and the inspiration for Lincoln's Immortal "Gettysburg Address" - the battle site of Gettysburg.
Friendly farm animals to pet and feed year-round. Huge pick-your-own flower field in the summer months. Group tours and birthday parties. u-pick pumpkins, pumpkin chunkin' cannon, hayrides, maze, hay play with giant slide and covered fall fun fort....
Home to over 200 exotic, wild, and domestic animals in Pennsylvania! Enjoy 12 acres of exhibits such as exotic cats, monkeys, kangaroos, and many others.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from around 6 years, with 3 green runs and 4 blue, plus terrain training park and weekend tubing.
Enjoy farming fun with wagon rides, farm stands, corn maze and pedal karts!
Amazing wildlife encounters in Halifax, with a safari tour and zoo, across 150 acres of Pennsylvania countryside!
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, but only 2 green runs. Plus covered lift serviced snow tubing hill, 2 terrain training parks and summer activities.
A fun 18 holes of Miniature Golf with fun water hazards, challenging sloping greens and pretty water falls! Great family fun in an incredibly scenic golf course perfect for all ages in Pennsylvania.
Outdoor adventure, wildlife, nature, trails, and picnics all tucked away in the hills of Central Pennsylvania! On the edge of Harrisburg, Wildwood park is fresh air, great times and lots of family fun!
A fun, creative and imaginative space where kids aged 2 - 5 can enjoy exciting Pennsylvania themed hands-on exhibits - their own museum within a museum!
Fun, exploration and discovery are waiting for kids and the whole family at this fascinating Harrisburg museum. From dinosaurs, mammals, and history covering topics from Native Americans and Civil Wars, there is so much to experience.
A great place for kids to learn and have fun, with theaters and regular screenings of educational films, as well as science programs!
Treasure Castle is an Indoor Children's Playground with many activities for children ages 1-12! Fun themed parties too!
A fascinating and historic experience for the family in Pennsylvania with the National Civil War Museum, with over 24,000 items telling the story of that infamous part of USA history.
Lewisburg Children's Museum is a fun 9000 sq ft museum JUST for kids with 15 exhibits and 9 rooms for kids under 12 years
It's all about the reptiles at this specialized zoo, with pythons, cobras, mambas, and lots of gentle giants!
Experience Pennsylvania's most scenic excursion railroad, spot wildlife from the open car and enjoy dinner tours on diesel electric locomotives!
Let’s Pretend is an indoor interactive family play center, focusing on using creativity, pretending, and the arts. It's fun to pretend in Pennsylvania!
Landscaped miniature golf, indoor batting cages, mini-bowling (duckpins), an arcade and a restaurant / ice cream parlor with indoor and outdoor seating! Great fun for kids!
Mini-Bowling, Arcade, Food, Indoor Playground, Miniature Golf: they've got something here for everyone at this Pennsylvania center of FUN for families!
Attractions in addition to tour include a simulation ride, the opportunity to create your own candy bar, a 4D cinematic experience, tasting sessions and more besides.
Family bowling fun at this 30 lane retro-themed bowling center - giving families fun since 1958!
Go-karting, miniature golfing, batting cages, bumper boats, laser tag....the ultimate adventure for active kids!
A great way for active kids aged 2 - 12 to stay active, Kidmazium within the Paramount Sports Complex features a multi-level climbing and play structure for children including bouncy house, plus trampolines, cheerleading, a pre school gym and even bi....
Classic wooden coasters, water rides and adrenaline pumping rides in this free-admission Pennsylvania theme park in the heart of a forest. Kiddie rides too!
A fascinating look into the history of time! Clocks from all over the world fill this museum of timekeeping in Columbia, Pennsylvania.
A fun children's museum in Bloomsburg where kids can enjoy hands-on learning across nature, science, the world, plus dedicated preschoolers areas too!
Incredible nature in Pennsylvania, with amazing views, swimming dam, and fishing!
Kids can take a step back in time with this immersive historical experience understanding a life as a coal miner.
Trains galore at this sweet model train display in Pennsylvania, with six different settings - great for kids of all ages!
Family fun on wheels...and in a castle! Rollerskating fun for kids of all ages, with the best and latest music!
Welcome to America's first pretzel bakery! Step up to our twisting table and learn how to twist a pretzel with your own piece of dough; see the ovens that produced the first hard pretzels in America; and learn about the unique history of pretzels in ....
A 1302 acre state park in Pennsylvania, with a 75 acre lake for fishing, skating and boating. Outdoor adventure for the whole family!