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Explore Only in Pittsburgh family-friendly attractions all summer long!
Pittsburgh is KidsBURGH®! Experience a variety of unique, Only in Pittsburgh family-friendly activities this summer. Now is the perfect time to plan your next family outing and make lasting memories.
Start your KidsBURGH® journey off right at these eight must-see stops.
Experience out-of-this-world, Only In Pittsburgh fun at Carnegie Science Center. Strum the world's largest playable guitar at the new GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World exhibit, test your skills against AI friends at roboworld®, find a new Pittsburgh location at the Miniature Railroad & Village® and descend into the USS Requin (SS 481) Submarine to learn about life underwater firsthand. Find tips for your next visit in our insider's guide.
All aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet for outdoor family fun on the water. Enjoy a scenic voyage around Pittsburgh on the city’s famous three rivers on Pittsburgh's classic riverboat fleet. Parents, look for special themed cruises featuring princesses, superheroes and the pup patrol during the summer where your child can dress up and dance with their favorite characters. Learn more tips to plan your Only in Pittsburgh adventure today.
Plan your visit to Idlewild & SoakZone for maximum kid fun! Named “Best Kids’ Park” by Amusement Today and “Best Park for Families” by the National Amusement Park Historical Association, Idlewild features classic amusement park rides, Raccoon Lagoon kids park for the youngest riders, a complete waterpark, Jumpin' Jungle play area, and interactive attractions like Story Book Forest and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.
Kids of all ages can have a blast at Kennywood! Plan your visit to take a ride on the Only in Pittsburgh record-breaking Steel Curtain or visit during one of the park's themed events, including the Bites and Pints food festival. Parents, the little ones will love Thomas Town™ featuring five Thomas-themed rides and Kiddieland which has scaled-down versions of the park's larger rides just for them. Check out our Kennywood Insider’s Guide for tips to help you fully enjoy your visit.
The bird's the word at the National Aviary, home to more than 500 birds and animals. This summer, visit their new World of Oceans exhibit and meet flamingoes and penguins up-close and run wild on interactive play spaces. Parents, be sure to look at the Aviary's daily list of animal encounters for once-in-a-lifetime experiences including private penguin feedings, sloth encounters and more. Learn more about the National Aviary habitats, trip-planning tips and how you can make a difference.
Take a walk on the wild side with a trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Hear the lions roar and the elephants trumpet as your young ones enjoy interactive play areas and run across wooden suspension bridges. Starting select nights in August, the Asian Lantern Festival lights up the Zoo with more than 50 glowing sculptures plus themed food and entertainment. For more tips and must-see stops for your upcoming Only in Pittsburgh zoo experience, check out our visitors guide.
Soak up the sun at Sandcastle Waterpark! Pittsburgh's Best Family Waterpark is all-new for 2022 with a beautifully reimagined Boardwalk and new dining options that makes it the perfect summer day activity. Kids have plenty to do at Sandcastle, including beginner pools and splash areas for the littlest ones, and a lazy river, wave pool and water slides they'll love. Check out our Insider's Guide for more tips!
Explore and learn at the Senator John Heinz History Center, Pennsylvania’s largest history center. Parents love the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood exhibit featuring original set pieces and exclusive artifacts from the tv show, and kids love the two-tier playplace with games, an interactive model to build your own Pittsburgh and a giant slide. Check out our guide to the Heinz History Center to start planning your next family outing today!
The fun doesn't stop there! Check out the full list below for even more Only In Pittsburgh attractions that make Pittsburgh, Kidsburgh®.
Ride the Duquesne Incline for an unmatched panoramic view of the city, get hands-on with creative art and science exhibits at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, view fantastic sculptures, architecture and painting at Carnegie Museum of Art and see real dinosaur fossils at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.