Pittsburgh? More Like Kidsburgh: The Best Things to Do in Pittsburgh With the Family

March 22, 2019

Planning on taking a trip to Pittsburgh with the kids soon?

While Pittsburgh is most well-known for its steel and Steelers, there’s much more to it.

In fact, you may be surprised just how much there is to do in Pittsburgh. While the nightlife is exciting and has much to offer, it’s not exactly a scene for the kiddos.

However, Pittsburgh can be a fantastic venue for taking the whole family out to have a good time!

If you’re looking for things to do in Pittsburgh with the whole family, look no further!

Read on to see the top 5 picks for family fun in Pittsburgh, PA!

Carnegie Science Center

Looking for things to do in Pittsburgh that entertains the kids and provides an amazing learning experience?

There’s no better place than the Carnegie Science Center. 

From jungles gyms made almost entirely out of ropes and an out of this world space experience, your kids will remember this science center for years!

Aside from limitless learning opportunities, the Carnegie Science Center also offers amazing features such as movie showings and summer camps!

Kennywood Amusement Park

For things to do in Pittsburgh that offers a fantastic thrill, check out the Kennywood Amusement Park!

Kennywood has over 40 rides and attractions. With so many options, it seems like you and your family could spend days rather than hours at this amusement park!

However, that’s not all Kennywood has to offer. They also have a myriad of magic shows, dining venues, musical performances, and special events!

The better question is “what can’t you do in Kennywood?”

On a side note, if you’re looking for a different type of thrill, check out the Do Not Disturb Escape Room! Can you and your family find your way out?

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

While some museums may be too boring to bring the kids to, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History isn’t one of them!

From live reptile shows to prehistoric dinosaur remains and interactive exploration, the fun never stops at this museum! Expect to be awed and amazed at the exhibitions.

With all of the wildlife exhibitions displaying animals from North Americ, Africa, and the Arctic, your family won’t be able to get enough of Carnegie Museum!

Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

Speaking of wildlife, while looking for things to do in Pittsburgh, consider going to the local zoo and aquarium.

First, prepare yourself for an unbelievable experience at the aquarium. They house tropical fish from around the world, but that’s not all. The PPG Aquarium is full of plant life and decorative waterfall. 

Next, walk with your children through the Pittsburgh Zoo to see animal life from all over the planet. The zoo offers a vast assortment of African wildlife, but also a variety of more distant animals, such as polar bears.

Sandcastle Water Park

If you’re looking for thing to do in Pittsburgh during the summer, set your sights on Sandcastle Water Park.

This water park has countless water rides and is nestled into a great environment surround by the Monongahela River and a tree-filled hillside.

Sandcastle also sports a variety of on-site eateries the whole family can enjoy!

Still Looking for Things to Do in Pittsburgh or Anywhere Else?

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Additionally, if you haven’t quite had your fill of things to do in Pittsburgh, have a look at this article!

Thanks for reading and good luck on your adventures!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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