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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 create lasting memories at one of these KidsBURGH® attractions.
Explore two of Pittsburgh’s iconic Carnegie Museums, Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History. Enjoy unique pieces of art and release your inner Monet. Discover one of the world’s best original dinosaur exhibitions and marvel at the dazzling hall of minerals and gems. Check out our museum visitors guide for insider's tips during your next visit!
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Experience out-of-this-world fun at Carnegie Science Center. Featuring the popular roboworld®, the world-renowned Miniature Railroad & Village® and the USS Requin (SS 481) submarine, there’s plenty to explore for the whole family. Find tips for your next visit in our insider's guide, and learn more about the extraordinary measures the science center has taken to ensure a safe visit for all.
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Children’s Museum and MuseumLab are open. Visit pittsburghkids.org for current hours of operation, health and wellness protocols, and to get timed tickets. Explore your feelings at the world premiere of our latest exhibit, Emotions at Play with Pixar's Inside Out. And experience The Kindness Gallery – a new space inspired by Fred Rogers and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Then check out MuseumLab next door, where you can immerse yourself in Gymlacium, a three story interactive artwork by Manca Ahlin.
Reconnect with the city you love with a trip on the Duquesne Incline! Safely travel up to Mt. Washington for breathtaking views of the city. Check out our Insider’s Guide for expert tips and tricks on how to ride and enjoy Pittsburgh’s iconic incline.
Hop aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet for outdoor family fun. Enjoy a scenic voyage around Pittsburgh on the city’s famous three rivers. Learn more tips to plan your Only in Pittsburgh adventure today.
Plan your visit to Idlewild & SoakZone for a memorable family outing. Named “Best Kids’ Park” by Amusement Today and “Best Park for Families” by the National Amusement Park Historical Association, Idlewild features live shows, Story Book Forest, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, a complete waterpark and plenty of fun.
Experience modern thrills and classic rides 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. Various levels of season passes are available for fun all summer long. Check out our Kennywood Insider’s Guide for quick tips to help you safely plan and fully enjoy your visit.
Enjoy immersive experiences with enhanced safety at the National Aviary. Home to more than 500 birds and animals, explore birds in their natural habitats and animal encounters for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Learn more about the National Aviary habitats, trip-planning tips and how you can make a difference.
All summer long, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens presents a magical adventure the whole family will enjoy at Summer Flower Show: The Hidden Life of Trolls! Featuring one-of-a-kind displays of trolls inspired by the mythological creatures found in folklore and pop culture, the world of the trolls is brought to life with colorful plants, whimsical props, detailed sculptures and interactive animatronics. This immersive, interactive exhibit is unlike anything Phipps has displayed before – don’t miss it!
Take a walk on the wild side with a trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Reconnect with the kings of the jungle, splashing sea lions and long-necked giraffes all summer long. Be sure to view the Pittsburgh Zoo's events calendar for upcoming, themed events like the Asian Lantern Festival. For more tips and must-see stops for your upcoming Only in Pittsburgh zoo experience, check out our visitors guide.
This summer, get ready to soak up the sun at Sandcastle Waterpark! Named Pittsburgh's Best Family Waterpark, Sandcastle is nestled on a boardwalk overlooking the Monongahela River and features water attractions for the whole family. Check out our Insider's Guide to safely plan your thrilling or relaxing water adventure.
Explore and learn at the Senator John Heinz History Center, Pennsylvania’s largest history center. Visit Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood in the Special Collections Gallery to see original set pieces and exclusive artifacts from the tv show, and learn about 150 years of Heinz innovations at the Heinz exhibition. Check out our guide to the Heinz History Center to start planning your next family outing today!