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Pittsburgh is Kidsburgh!

Kidsburgh's a fun-filled family destination with so much to do you'll have to stay the entire weekend...and maybe even come back for more! If you book your hotel stay with us online you will save up to 50% on your attraction tickets! So, what are you waiting for, start planning today!

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Kidsburgh Attractions Include:

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History

Two museums for the price of one! Wander through an extensive art collection, including Impressionist and contemporary works at Carnegie Museum of Art. Creative kids, from toddlers to teenagers, love the hands-on art-making activities. The new artist-designed playground is just the place to take a break!  Carnegie Museum of Natural History is the place for kids to discover science and the wonders of the natural world. Dig for bones in Bonehunters Quarry, get hands-on with real and replica specimens in Discovery Basecamp and more. Dinosaurs are just the beginning!

Carnegie Science Center

Explore hundreds of hands-on exhibits, including SpacePlace, a weightlessness simulation experience! Plus, Omnimax® theater, planetarium, Highmark SportsWorks®, huge robotics exhibit, authentic Cold War submarine, laser shows and the Miniature Railroad & Village®. Learning has never been this engaging. Check out the new permanent exhibition, H2Oh! Why Our Rivers Matter, with a mix of interactive exhibits, live animals and lots of real waterplay.

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Build and tinker in MAKESHOP, create water fountains, channels and dams in the Waterplay exhibit. Then step into colorful adventures based on the work of renowned and beloved author/illustrator Eric Carle - including the Very Hungry Caterpillar - at Very Eric Carle: a Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit, June 13-Sept. 20.

Duquesne Incline

138 years and climbing! Scale the slopes of Mt. Washington in beautifully restored cable cars used by commuters since 1877. Enjoy a panoramic view of Pittsburgh. Watch the hoisting equipment from the viewing platform. It's FUN-icular! At the top, see historic photos of the city and visit the welcome center and gift shop too.

Kennywood Park

Kennywood is America's finest traditional amusement park with a 117-year history of providing the finest in family fun and entertainment. The park offers six roller coasters, 10 classic rides, 14 rides in Kiddieland and much more to guarantee a unique and memorable experience for the young and young-at-heart. This National Historic Landmark is the only park to have three rides designated as a "Coaster Landmark" by the American Coaster Enthusiasts. Don't miss Kennywood Kidsfest, June 23-25, with special games, activities and contests for youngsters. Kids can meet their favorite superheroes and princesses too.

National Aviary

Flock to America's premier bird zoo! Discover more than 500 birds representing more than 150 amazing bird species from around the world under one roof on Pittsburgh's North Side. Get nose-to-beak with a colony of African penguins; admire free-flying birds in the tropical rainforest; meet Wookie, the two-toed sloth; explore Canary's Call, home to six Malayan Flying Foxes; and take part in the free-flight bird shows all summer long.  

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Inspire little explorers with a trip to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: a special place where kids can unearth the wonders of nature. Bring the whole family for a fun adventure in the Children's Discovery Garden and Butterfly Forest, and learn about everything from bugs to botany as you play.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Raise the Jolly Roger! Let's Go Bucs! These are the cheers you'll hear when the Pittsburgh Pirates take the field at PNC Park, one of the best ballparks in America. Don't wait, visit the City of Champions this summer.

Pittsburgh Zoo + PPG Aquarium

Every visit is a wild new adventure at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Situated on 77-acres in Pittsburgh's Highland Park neighborhood, the Zoo features approximately 4,000 mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and amphibians from all corners of the world. See the new exhibit area, The Islands, scheduled to open in June. This immersive environment is home to unusual and endangered animals including curious siamang, endangered Philippine crocodiles, roaming Galapagos tortoises, playful Visayan warty pigs and acrobatic clouded leopards. Don't miss this animal paradise in Pittsburgh!

Sandcastle Waterpark

Looking for water fun? Sandcastle is splashing over with thrills. The waterpark is celebrating 26 years of making memories for guests of all ages. Sandcastle is set along the Monongahela River and offers 15 waterslides, the Mon Tsunami Wave Pool, the relaxing lazy river and a boardwalk. Enjoy wet, wild, wonderful fun this summer!

Senator John Heinz History Center

Discover more than 250 years of Pittsburgh history at the Senator John Heinz History Center and the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, a Smithsonian-affiliated museum located in Pittsburgh's historic Strip District. Don't miss the newest exhibition, We Can Do It! WWII, along with the original set from "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and a host of family-friendly activities as part of this award-winning six-floor museum.

For more local Kidsburgh news and events, check out NEXTpittsburgh,the go-to online magazine in town, and also Kidsburgh, the online resource for parents and caretakers. Sign up for the monthly Kidsburgh newsletter and live like a local.

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