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Pittsburgh is KidsBURGH®!

The fun-filled family attractions in Pittsburgh make up KidsBURGH®, the ultimate destination for family adventure. With so many options, you'll have plenty to entertain the entire family all weekend long - you'll probably even have to come back for more!

Best of all, if you book your hotel stay with us online, you'll save up to 50% on your attraction tickets and you'll find great hotel deals! So, what are you waiting for, start planning today!

KidsBURGH® Attractions Include:

Carnegie Science Center

Make memories with science at Carnegie Science Center! Become a human yo-yo at Highmark SportsWorks, make it ‘rain' in the water table, journey to the stars at Buhl Planetarium, and check out our baseball-themed science demos!

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Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Ink your own silkscreen in The Studio, build and tinker with old and new technologies, in MAKESHOP, pump and move water in all directions in Waterplay, and much more at the award-winning Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit, June 11, 2016 - January 17, 2017.

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Duquesne Incline

39 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.

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Idlewild & Soakzone

Featuring 7 theme areas of fun, including Story Book Forest and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Idlewild & SoakZone has been voted "BEST KIDS' PARK IN THE WORLD" by Amusement Today Magazine, and "BEST PARK FOR FAMILIES" by the National Amusement Park Historical Association. See website for detailed Operating Calendar.

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Gateway Clipper Fleet

A Gateway Clipper Cruise is fun for the entire family! There is no better way to see America's Most Livable City than from the decks of a Gateway Clipper riverboat.  Enjoy our expert narration on all things Pittsburgh - past and present- relax, and experience a day out on the water.

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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, Toys of the '50s, '60s, and '70s from Mar 4-May 31.

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Just Ducky Tours

Just Ducky Tours is Pittsburgh's only fully-narrated one hour adventure through the city on LAND and WATER! Each excursion begins in historic Station Square before waddling through town then splashing into the river for the ride of your life in an authentic WWII amphibious vehicle! 

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Kennywood Park

Kennywood Amusement Park 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. 

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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; feed colorful birds in the tropical rainforest; meet Valentino, the baby two-toed sloth; explore Canary's Call, home to Malayan Flying Foxes; and take part in the free-flight bird shows all summer long.

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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Founded in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is one of only a handful of conservatories in the country that offers comprehensive (and breathtaking) flower shows for every season. The conservatory consists of 14 garden rooms, including an award-winning orchid collection, plus multiple outdoor gardens and a building that functions as efficiently as a flower. Phipps demonstrates that people, plants, health and beauty are interconnected.

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Pittsburgh Zoo + PPG Aquarium

The Islands at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's is open! This immersive environment is home to unusual and endangered animals including curious siamang, endangered Philippine crocodiles, roaming Galápagos tortoises, playful Visayan warty pigs, and acrobatic clouded leopards. Don't miss this animal paradise in Pittsburgh!

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