TripBuzz found 47 things to do with kids in or near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including 25 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Washington, Monroeville and Bethel Park.
From PNC Park to Heinz Field, the Pittsburgh area offers 51 different types of family activities, including: Theaters, History Museums, Botanical Gardens and Parks.
Once a steel town, Pittsburgh has a rich immigrant history that is celebrated with diverse neighborhoods featuring ethnic grocery stores, restaurants and shopping districts. Home to several universities including the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, the area provides an array of cultural opportunities including art museums, a symphony orchestra, zoo, aquarium and science center. Several professional sports teams also call Pittsburgh home including the Pirates, Penguins and Steelers.
PNC Park opened in 2001 as the second smallest major league baseball stadium in the United States behind Fenway Park. The 38,383-seat ball stadium is the home to the Pittsburgh Pirates, in addition to hosting college baseball games and concerts.
Allegheny Avenue and North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Heinz Field is the home stadium for the Pittsburgh Steelers National Football League. The grass on the field is a blend of four different types of bluegrass, while the walls of the stadium contains murals from over 50 different high schools.
At Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, there are a variety of projects for children to explore and expend their energy on. The exhibits feature puzzles, art and crafts, gardens, a theater, and more for kids to play in.
The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium is one of six combination facilities in the United States. The zoo contains 4,000 animals from over 475 species groups, while the aquarium contains 46,000 square feet.
There is water fun for everyone at Sandcastle Water Park, in Pittsburgh. Featuring a resort-like setting, guests of all ages enjoy the numerous water slides, rafting runs, and body slides, plus a kiddie pool for the little ones.
Arsenal Bowl is a full-featured bowling alley that offers league play and open bowling, as well as weekend activities such as karaoke in the attached lounge area. The alley has a snack bar and professionally staffed pro shop as well.
Associated with the Smithsonian Institute, Senator John Heinz History Center illustrates 250 years of Pittsburgh history, and includes the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum among its 6 floors of exhibits.
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is ranked within the top five natural history museums in the United States. The museum's 20 galleries, including one of the best dinosaur collections in the world, cover 115,000 square feet.
Housed in the historic home of Henry Clay Frick, the Frick Art & Historical Center illuminates the Gilded Age through fine and decorative art collections and exhibits, and a vintage car and carriage collection. Thematic docent-led tours explore the Victorian era.
Point State Park is a state park commemorating the historic heritage of the surrounding area during the French and Indian War. Attractions include boating, fishing, hiking and biking trails, and the Fort Pitt Museum.