Best of Pittsburgh for Kids – Top Ten Fun Things to Do with Kids in Pittsburgh
by Janet Jonus
Pittsburgh is a vibrant city with world-class museums, restaurants, parks, sports teams, and entertainment. It is also a family-friendly city full of exciting opportunities to have FamilyFun!
FamilyFunPittsburgh is your go-to resource for Fun Things to Do with Kids in Pittsburgh.
Here FamilyFunPittsburgh presents our Top Ten Fun Things to Do with Your Kids in Pittsburgh. This list is an all-Pittsburgh, found in the city (with one exception – see if you can find the odd-man out) list. This is the list you should go to if you have never done any of the classic “Pittsburgh” things. If you have checked off all of these places, then give them another go as many of them have changing exhibits and new and exciting expansions.
So let’s get you going on your first FamilyFunPittsburgh adventure because at FamiliyFunPittsburgh we like to say, “There’s no Fun without Family!”
Top Ten Things You Should Do with your Kids in Pittsburgh
1. Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has four floors of hands-on, creative fun!
Just off the Lobby is a FamilyFunPittsburgh favorite – the Limb Bender. This multi-story climbing area lets children challenge themselves in a safe environment. The entire structure is enclosed so children can’t fall out and parents can sit on a bench and watch their child. Once your child goes in, it may be hard to get them out!
The Big Red Room Café is also off the Lobby. It is a bright and airy cafeteria serving healthy snacks and meals. You can also bring your own picnic or bagged lunch and enjoy it in the Café. Access to the Theater and bathrooms are in the Café too. And don’t miss the Pendulum!
The Studio is down a hallway off of the Lobby. The Studio features multi-media, hands-on art projects for everyone that change regularly. The Backyard is outside of the Studio and open in the summer.
Just behind the Limb Bender on the first floor are the MAKESHOP, the Attic, the Garage, and Exhibits.
The Second Floor is strictly for the youngest FamilyFunPittsburghers. This area features hands-on exploration for Babies and Toddlers and younger Preschoolers.
The third floor is the ever-popular WaterPlay area but heed our warning: the hands-on fun here WILL get you wet! (We recommend you bring an extra set of clothing and use the changing areas.)
The Children’s Museum is best for Babies & Toddlers, Preschoolers, Kids, and Tweens.
The Children’s Museum is open from 1000am-500pm daily with some holiday and special event closures. Admission is $16.00 for adults, $14.00 for children 2-18, $14.00 for Seniors 60+, children under 2 are free. Members get in free and can bring guests for $13.00 per person. There are many discounts available here: https://pittsburghkids.org/visit/admission-discounts
Parking is available for $6.00 in the Museum’s parking lots. Port Authority bus route 54C stops near the Children’s Museum. You can also take the T to the North Shore station and walk a few blocks to the Museum.
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is located at 10 Children’s Way, Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh PA 15212 / 412-322-5058/ https://pittsburghkids.org/
2. The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium has eight exhibition areas with over 4000 animals representing 475 species.
The Forest Passage is home to animals from parts of Asia as well as Canada. Children love the Big Cats in this area, including the leopards, tigers, and lynx.
The African Savanna is home to the child-pleasing elephants and giraffes as well as lions, zebra, flamingoes, and more!
The Tropical Rainforest is an indoor exhibit with sixteen different primates including apes monkeys, and gorillas.
The Islands are one of the newest areas of the Zoo. They are home to several endangered species and a large sandy play area with oversize beach chairs.
The Jungle Odyssey opened in 2017. It features animals from tropical rainforests around the world.
The PPG Aquarium is a popular stop for children. It is home to thousands of fish and several unique exhibits. The ray tunnel is popular with preschoolers and kids (and some tweens). The two-story ocean tank is a mesmerizing look at tropical fish. Children love the penguins, found on the top floor of the aquarium. The penguins are usually very active and entertaining. One often overlooked area is the Pennsylvania exhibit which has fish from the Allegheny River which runs just north of the Zoo.
The Water’s Edge exhibit is home to the very popular polar bears and the walk-through tunnel where families can see the Polar Bears, Sea Otters, and an Elephant Seal from underwater.
The Kid’s Kingdom is a must-see for FamilyFunPittsburgh families. It has something for all ages. There are interactive exhibits, a playground, and a petting zoo. Families can walk-through a kangaroo exhibit and check out creepy-crawlies in the reptile and insect house.
The Zoo also has a popular carousel (for an extra fee).
Right now at the Zoo visitors can see the “Dinosaurs at the Zoo” exhibit near the Education Building. A new Zipline is open at the Zoo as well (for an additional fee). Watch for our FamilyFunPittsburgh Ultimate Guide to the Pittsburgh Zoo coming soon!
The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium is recommended for Babies & Toddlers, Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, and Teens. The new ziplines will be especially popular with Tweens and Teens.
The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium is open daily from 930AM – 600PM (summer schedule). Admission is $16.00 for Ages 14+, $15.00 for ages 60+, and $14.00 for ages 2-13. Children under two are free. There is free parking at the bottom of the hill (and a really long escalator ride up to the exhibits). Port Authority bus route 75 Ellsworth stops near the gates to the Zoo. The 75 does not go Downtown, the closest stop to the city is Oakland.
The Zoo is built on a hill and requires extensive walking uphill but a Tram runs throughout the day. Tram tickets cost $2.00 per person, $1.00 for seniors and disabled guests.
The Pittsburgh Zoo is located at 7370 Baker Street Pittsburgh PA 15206 /412-665-3640 / http://www.pittsburghzoo.org/
3. The Carnegie Science Center
The Carnegie Science Center is an interactive, hands-on Museum, one of four of the Carnegie Museums in Pittsburgh. The Science Center is Pittsburgh’s most-visited Museum and a FamilyFunPittsburgh favorite.
Children of all ages can explore exhibits ranging from H2Oh! to Robots to the Miniature Railroad & Village. This summer the Science Center will debut a new exhibition area with a massive interactive LEGO exhibit called the Art of the Brick (additional fees may apply). By far the favorite area is the adjacent UPMC Sportworks where children can race against an Olympic athlete, (top rope) climb a rock wall, or take on the Science Center’s newest addition – a rope course and zipline. There is ground-level rope course for smaller children.
Immerse yourself in the action at the Rangos Giant Cinema or navigate the stars in the Buhl Planetarium. Take in one of the daily Science Shows at the Science Stage or BodyWorks Stage. Tour a real Cold War era submarine on the USS Requin. Explore your senses and the human body at BodyWorks. Experience an earthquake in the Earthquake Café and generate energy at Exploration Station. Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers have their own area at the Little Learner Clubhouse. This delightful area is height restricted. Tucked away on the fourth floor, this area has learning stations, a soft play farm, and a water table plus a climbing structure.
The Carnegie Science Center has something for everyone – Babies & Toddlers, Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, and Teens.
The Café serves sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, and salads. (Beware – the Chicken Tenders were very spicy! Too spicy for a spice-loving child. The pizza and the fries were very good.)
The Science Center is open daily from 1000AM – 500PM with some special summer hours. The Science Center is usually closed during Steelers home games. (The Science Center is across the street from Heinz Field.)
Tickets are $19.95 for adults, $11.95 for children, children under two are free. The Rangos Giant Cinema, Laser Shows, and the Art of the Brick are priced separately. Check out prices here: http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/visit/pricing/
Discounts are available here: http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/visit/special-offers-and-discounts/
Parking is available in the Science Center lot for $5.00. Parking exit tickets can be purchased inside the Science Center at pay kiosks. The Allegheny Center T station is right next to the Science Center and the 14 and 18 buses stop nearby.
Carnegie Science Center is at One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 / 412-237-3400 / http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/
FamilyFunPittsburgh has an Ultimate Guide to the Carnegie Science Center. Check it out for a detailed report on this fun Museum!
4. The Monongahela Incline, The Duquesne Incline, and Mt. Washington
Out-of-towners always want to see the Pittsburgh Skyline from Mt. Washington but many Pittsburghers haven’t ever been to this classic Pittsburgh icon.
Mt. Washington can be accessed via car but the best way to get to the top is up the Monongahela Incline or the Duquesne Incline. Kids love the steep ride up the side of Mt. Washington. Once on top, walk along Grandview Avenue to the many overlooks and enjoy he panoramic view of the Golden Triangle and the Three Rivers. Some of the lookouts have viewfinders (you need a quarter to operate them).
Mt. Washington is home to many eateries, from expensive restaurants along Grandview Avenue to ice cream parlors and pizza shops in the shopping district (a few blocks off of Grandview Avenue).
Grandview Park on Bailey Avenue has stunning views, walking trails, and hosts one of the Pittsburgh Citiparks Cinema in the Parks all summer long. Check out our Calendar for Cinema in the Park details or sign up for our weekly email.
Mt. Washington is amazing but the fun comes from getting there. Pittsburgh is home to two of the longest operating funiculars, or inclines.
The Monongahela Incline is closest to Station Square. It is operated by Port Authority Transit. Rides are $2.50 per person one way or $5.00 round trip with a Connect card and $2.75 one way cash. Children 5-11 are $1.35 one way cash. Children 5 and younger are free with a paying adult. There are automatic ticket machines at the bottom of the Incline (the station here is quite small). You buy your ticket at the bottom and use it to get off at the top. There is an attendant/operator at the top station and more pay stations. You will need cash or a debit/credit card to use in the machines. If paying with cash, you will need exact change for each person. The operator does not have any change. Note: The Monongahela Incline is closed for repairs. It should reopen in May. We will keep you updated.
The Monongahela Incline operates from 530AM – 1235AM Monday through Saturday and 845AM – 1200AM Sundays and Holidays. http://www.portauthority.org/paac/schedulesmaps/inclines.aspx
The Duquesne Incline is farther down East Carson Street, on the far side of Station Square. Many people prefer the Duquesne Incline as the views of the city of Pittsburgh are better from this vantage point. The Duquesne Incline operates on the Port Authority Transit system fares. Rides are $2.50 per person one way or $5.00 round trip. Children 5-11 are $1.25 or $2.50 round trip. The Incline operates 365 days a year. It is open from 530AM -1230 AM Monday through Saturday and 700AM – 1230AM Sundays and Holidays.
Duquesne Incline 1197 West Carson Street Pittsburgh PA 15219 / 412- 381-1665 / http://duquesneincline.org/
Mt. Washington and the Inclines are accessible for all ages but will be most appreciated by Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, and Teens.
5. The National Aviary
The National Aviary features more than 500 birds representing 125+ species from around the world.
Canary’s Call is an interactive exhibit area that brings the stories the birds are telling us to life. Cloud Forest, just behind the Gift Shop, is home to Wookiee, a two-toed Linnaeus sloth.
Condor’s Court, an outside exhibit, is home to the Aviary’s four Andean Condors. These amazing birds have a wingspan of ten feet! Condor’s Court is also the home to other birds including a Demoiselle Crane, a Golden Pheasant, and more.
The Main Hall is home to two species of birds-of-prey, Steller’s Sea Eagles and Verreaux’s eagle-owls.
The Grasslands features birds found in grassland habitats around the world.
The Wetlands is a popular exhibit. It is home to flamingoes, pelicans, and Spoonbills.
Children can watch 20 African Penguins swim, waddle, and play at Penguin Point.
The Tropical Rainforest exhibit is currently under renovation. It is expected to re-open in July.
The National Aviary has two free-flight bird shows daily (for an additional fee). Have you ever wanted to hand feed birds? Sign up for a session (for an additional fee). Soar like a bird on Birdly, The National Aviary’s flight simulator (for an additional fee).
Atria’s Kookabura Café serves light meals and snacks.
Some of the exhibits in The National Aviary are free-flight areas. Keep this in mind when planning a visit. (When FamilyFunPittsburgh had toddlers, they were terrified of The Aviary. They have outgrown their fears.) The Aviary can be enjoyed by Babies & Toddlers, Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, and Teens.
The National Aviary is open daily from 1000AM-500PM with some special event closures. Limited Parking is available in the Aviary lot for $5.00. Admission to the Aviary is $16.00 for adults, $14.00 for children 2-12, children under two are free. The Aviary is near the North Shore T station and bus route 13 drops you off outside of the Aviary.
The National Aviary is located at 700 Arch Street Pittsburgh PA 15212 / 412-323-7325 / https://www.aviary.org/
6. Carnegie Museums of Natural History and Art
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Carnegie Museum of Art are twin Museums located in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, near the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.
The Carnegie Museum of Art exhibits over 1,200 works of art from its collection of 35,000 works in its six major galleries. Favorites include the Hall of Architecture, which features over 150 plaster casts of major architectural elements from around the world, and the Hall of Sculpture, with plaster casts of famous works throughout history.
Other galleries are the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Gallery which features American and European decorative arts, the Scaife Galleries which house American and European Art from the 1850’s on, and the Forum Gallery, home to contemporary Art.
There are also several temporary exhibits. More information can be found here: https://cmoa.org/exhibitions/
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a FamilyFun favorite. Children love the Dinosaur Hall where families will find the always popular Dinosaurs in Their Time exhibit. With over 170 original fossils and numerous complete dinosaur skeletons in their natural environment, this exhibit is the “crown jewel” of the Museum. Children 10 and under can dig for bones in the nearby Bone Hunters Quarry.
The Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt houses the Museum’s Egyptian collection including a mummy. Most of the artifacts are from middle class Egyptians, providing a fascinating look at their lives.
The Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians explores four distinct Native American cultures.
The Bird Hall, the Hall of North American Wildlife, and Polar World contain specimens from each of these habitats.
Mammoths and their friends dominate the Age of Mammals: The Cenozoic Era. The Cretaceous Seaway has fossils from the animals that ruled the Seas in the time of the Dinosaurs.
Botany Hall contains dioramas of plants from the four major Biomes of the United States and the Amphibians and Reptiles Exhibit has live specimens.
The Benedum Hall of Geology covers the geological history of the Pittsburgh area as well as geological studies of fossils. There are also gems and dioramas on display.
The Museums host numerous classes and special events which are covered in our Events Calendar. There is a gift shop and two places to eat – Fossil Fuels which soup sandwiches salads, baked goods and kid-friendly eats and the more elegant and expensive Café Carnegie.
The Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History are open daily from 1000AM– 500PM with late hours on Thursdays when the Museum is open until 800PM. Admission is $19.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors 65+, $11.95 for children 3-18 and students with a valid school ID, and free for children 2 and under. Admission discounts can be found here: https://carnegiemnh.org/visitor/visit-carnegie-museum-of-natural-history/
There is parking behind the Museums. Details can be found here: https://carnegiemnh.org/visitor/visit-carnegie-museum-of-natural-history/
Port Authority routes 58, 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, 67, and 69 all stop at Forbes and Bigelow, near the Carnegie.
The Carnegie Museums are good for all ages but will be especially enjoyed by Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, and Teens.
The Carnegie Museums are located at 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213 / 412-622-3131 / https://carnegiemnh.org/
7. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a flower-filled haven in the middle of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1893 the Victorian-era conservatory has grown to become a leader in botanical education and sustainable living.
The Conservatory has fourteen display rooms. The spectacular Palm Court is home to large Palm trees alongside stunning glass artwork by artist David Chiluly. Three walkways branch off of the Palm Court.
The walkway to the right leads to the Serpentine Room, with seasonal displays, and the Fern Room where ferns, the world’s oldest plants, are on display. The Stove Room is home to the very-popular Butterfly Forest from April through September. The Orchid Room features hundreds of orchids.
The walkway to the left leads to the Sunken Room, with fountains and seasonal displays, and the Victoria Room, with a large pond and interactive fountain. The Broderie Room is inspired by the formal French Gardens of Louis XIV. The East Room has numerous waterfalls and streams with seasonal displays.
The South Conservatory is off the Palm Court. It houses seasonal displays including the popular Garden Train set during the winter months. The Tropical Fruit and Spice Room features edible plants including citrus fruits, allspice, cinnamon, bananas, and coffee. The Gallery Room has a kid-centric display with a kid-size Farmer’s Market. Children are encouraged to play and learn about healthy food resources.
The Tropical Forest Conservatory is the largest room in the Conservatory. With a large waterfall, winding pathways, and rotating displays, the Tropical Forest Conservatory is a peaceful retreat.
Phipps also has extensive outdoor gardens. The Sustainable Perennial Garden surrounds the entrance to Phipps Conservatory. The Children’s Discovery Garden and Nature Play area are favorites of families. The area has a sensory area, a discovery area, and a bog garden. Families are encouraged to relax, learn, and discover. This area is accessible from the Tropical Fruit and Spice Room. The Japanese Garden offers a peaceful respite for visitors and is accessible from the Gallery Room. The Rooftop Edible Garden is accessible from the Desert Room. The Garden is a demonstrative garden that produces fresh herbs and vegetables that are served in the restaurant in the Welcome Center.
The Center for Sustainable Landscapes and is a self-sustaining building and educational center. It is LEED certified. It teaches visitors about energy use and sustainability.
The Outdoor Garden is located outside of the main building. The entrance is out the main Welcome Center doors and then to the left. The Outdoor Garden is a meandering garden complex with numerous smaller gardens. There are herb gardens, flower gardens, perennials, ferns, and conifers.
The Welcome Center houses the Café, restrooms, ticketing, information, a gift shop, and lockers. Large purses, backpacks, bags and suitcases are prohibited and must be stored in a locker. The Café serves soup, sandwiches, pizza, and salads with a focus on fresh, healthy meals.
While everyone can enjoy Phipps Conservatory, children must not pick the flowers or disturb the plants. All visitors must stay on the paved walkways. FamilyFunPittsburgh can tell you from experience this can be difficult for toddlers and their parents. Babies & Toddlers are welcome but FamilyFunPittsburgh recommends Phipps for Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, and Teens.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is located near Oakland and Schenley Park in Pittsburgh’s eastern neighborhoods. Phipps encourages green transportation options and offers bike parking. Port Authority routes 58, 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D, 67, and 69 all stop at Forbes and Bigelow, near Phipps. Limited free and metered parking is available outside of Phipps. The website lists overflow garages nearby with details here: https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/visit-and-explore/visit/directions-and-parking
Admission to Phipps is open from Saturday – Thursday from 930AM – 500PM, Friday 930AM-1000PM. Adult admission is $17.95, Seniors 62+ 16.95, and children 2-18 are $11.95, children under 2 are free.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are located at One Schenley Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15213 / 412- 622-6914 / https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/
8. Heinz History Center
The Heinz History Center preserves Western Pennsylvania history and presents American History with a Western Pennsylvania connection. The Senator John Heinz History Center, located in the Strip District, has both special exhibits and permanent exhibits. It is also home to the museum-within-a-museum – The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum.
Exhibits include the interactive Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation which highlights inventions and innovations that came from Western Pennsylvania. From Slavery to Freedom explores 250 years of the history of the African American experience in Western Pennsylvania.
The New Heinz Exhibition is the world’s largest installation of Heinz products and history. Glass: Shattering Notions highlights Pittsburgh’s history as the “City of Glass”.
The Eyes of History displays over 100 years of pictures from the Post Gazette archives to tell the story of everyday Pittsburgh.
More than 1,200 artifacts are open for viewing in the History Center’s Visible Storage exhibit. In addition to the eclectic collection, the exhibit also shows how the staff at the History Center catalogues, preserves, and prepares items for exhibits.
The Special Collections Gallery highlights the people and neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. The most famous neighborhood is the child- friendly Mister Rogers Neighborhood. The exhibit features many of the well-known props and sets from the show including the Great Oak Tree, King Friday’s Castle, and the bench Mister Rogers sat on.
Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission is at the History Center through February 2019.
The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum is found inside of the Heinz History Center. It is a must-see for sports fans in Western PA. Relive the glory days of professional sports in Pittsburgh with artifacts and exhibits.
City of Champions highlights Pittsburgh champions in all sports. From marbles to the Olympics to Football, Hockey, and Baseball, Pittsburgh has been the City of Champions. Beat ‘Em Bucs follows the amazing successes of 125 years of Pittsburgh baseball. Hockey Night in Pittsburgh explores how the drafting of one player, Mario Lemieux, changed the direction of hockey in Pittsburgh.
The Café @ the History Center serves salads, soups, and sandwiches as well as Starbucks coffee.
The Heinz History Center is one of three major Museums under the auspices of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. The Fort Pitt Museum, number Ten on this List, and the Meadowcroft Rockshelter are also parts of the Society.
The Heinz History Center welcomes all ages but is best for Kids, Tweens, and Teens.
The History Center is open from 1000AM – 500PM daily. Admission to the Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum is $16.00 for adults, $14.00 for Seniors 62+, Children 6-27 and students with a valid school ID are $6.50, children five and under are free.
The Heinz History Center is located in the Strip District at 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222/ 412-454-6000/ http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/
9. The Block House, Point State Park, and the Fort Pitt Museum
Point State Park lies at the “point” of the Golden Triangle where the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers meet to form the Head of the Ohio River. It features stunning riverfront views, the oldest building in Pittsburgh in the Fort Pitt Block House, an open park, the footprint of Fort Duquesne, the Fort Pitt Museum, and the famous Fountain.
The Block House is the oldest building in Pittsburgh. The Block House is all that is left of the original Fort Pitt. Built in 1764, the Block House was an important part of Fort Pitt. The building was built by the British as a part of the defense of the Fort during the French and Indian War. The British abandoned the Block House in 1772. It became a trading post and then a single-family home after the Revolutionary War. During the 1800’s the Block House became a multi-family tenement. In 1894 the Block House was gifted to the Fort Pitt Society of the daughters of the American Revolution who still own the Block House today. The DAR restored the Block House to its original form. Visitors can view the Block House in Point State year round for free.
The Block House is open April 1 – October 31 from 1030AM – 430PM (the Block House is open Friday through Sunday 1030AM – 430PM from November 1- March 31). Admission is free. The Block House is located in Point State Park. For information call 412-471-1764 / http://www.fortpittblockhouse.com/
Point State Park was built during the 1950’s and 1960’s as a part of the urban renewal of Pittsburgh. It is now the crown jewel of Pittsburgh. Located on the “point” at the confluence of the three rivers, Point State Park is a mixture of history and urban park. The Block House and the Fort Pitt Museum are located within the Park.
The outlines of Fort Duquesne, established in 1754 by the French and destroyed by the French prior to its fall to a British force in 1758, is outlined by granite bricks in the grassy area of Point State Park. The outline of the British Fort Pitt is also outlined in granite bricks. The Flag Bastion and the Monongahela Bastion have been rebuilt. The rebuilt Monongahela Bastion is home to the Fort Pitt Museum. The original shoreline of the three rivers is also marked by granite bricks.
Families can explore the granite traceries of the Forts, relax and play on the Great Lawn, and walk along the riverfront but the FamilyFun favorite is the Fountain at the Point. The Fountain at the Point sprays water up to 150 feet in the air depending on weather conditions.
The Fort Pitt Museum takes you back through history to the very beginning of Pittsburgh at the convergence of three mighty rivers that nations fought to control. With two floors of interactive exhibits and life-like recreations, children will learn the origins of Pittsburgh, Fort Pitt, and Fort Duquesne. The Museum has a fun Scavenger Hunt on its website here: http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/fort-pitt/visit/scavenger-hunt/ . Kids can search for the items on the Hunt and then turn in their completed form for a small prize.
The Fort Pitt Museum is open daily 1000AM – 500PM. Admission to the Fort Pitt Museum is $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors 62+, $4.50 for kids and students with a valid school ID, and children five and under are free.
Numerous Port Authority bus routes stop near Point State Park and the Gateway T stop is a short walk away. There is metered parking on some nearby city streets or at a number of public parking garages for various rates. Information can be found here: http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/fort-pitt/visit/driving-directions/
The Fort Pitt Museum is located at 601 Commonwealth Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15222/ 412-281-9284 /http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/fort-pitt/
Point State Park, the Block House, and the Fort Pitt Museum are FamilyFunPitsburgh choices for all ages including Babies & Toddlers, Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, and Teens. All but the Fort Pitt Museum are free to the public. Point State Park is home to many events throughout the year including the Three Rivers Arts Festival in early June.
10. Kennywood Park
FamilyFunPittsburgh LOVES Kennywood Park. We go dozens of times every year. Kennywood is the perfect FamilyFun place. With over forty rides and attractions including six world-class coasters, 14 Kiddieland Rides, many one-of-a-kind rides Kennywood has something for everyone.
When you get hungry, Kennywood has everything from hot dogs and burgers to pizza to tacos to hot meals (in the cafeteria) and of course Kennywood’s Signature Dish, Potato Patch Fries.
The beauty of Kennywood is it keeps changing. Yet with each change, Kennywood maintains its charm and family-friendly environment.
Kennywood Park costs $48.99 for guests 46” and taller, $32.99 for guests under 46”, $25.99 for guests 55 and older, and $9.99 for guests 70 and older. Discounts are available when you buy tickets online. Nightrider passes for entry after 5PM are $9.99 through $29.99 at the gate depending on age, height, and day of the week. Kennywood has numerous discounts which can be found here: https://www.kennywood.com/plan-a-visit/discounts
Ticket information can be found here: https://www.kennywood.com/plan-a-visit/tickets-and-passes
Parking is Free but you can upgrade your parking for $7.00 cash if you choose to. Port Authority Bus 61C stops at Kennywood Park.
Kennywood opens at 1030AM with rides opening progressively at 1100AM. The Park closes at 1000PM but it can be earlier depending on weather and crowd size. Kennywood Park 4800 Kennywood Blvd West Mifflin PA 15122