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5 Things to do in Pittsburgh with kids

October30/ 2013

5 Things to do in Pittsburgh with kids

Kidsburgh has once again been featured in the media at large, this time by FamilyTravelMagazine.com

“My son and I recently attended a press trip in Pittsburgh, focused on families. I always knew that Pittsburgh, like Boston, is a big sports city, but my knowledge of the city beyond that was pretty limited. It’s not necessarily a spot I would have immediately thought of when planning a family vacation. However, after visiting some of these fabulous things to do in Pittsburgh with kids, I’d definitely recommend a family visit to Pittsburgh. We had such a wonderful time.”

What’s your favorite spot?

In the Family Travel Magazine article, five favorite spots for kids include the Carnegie Science Center and The Children’s Museum.

The Carnegie Science Center

Visit the science center to experience four floors of interactive exhibits. See an Omnimax movie on the BIGGEST screen in Pittsburgh! Explore the galaxy without ever leaving the North Shore at the Buhl Planetarium. Watch hair-raising live shows and discover an array of programs for the whole family!

The Children’s Museum

The 80,000 square foot Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is based on the concept of letting kids “play with real stuff.” Exhibits designed for babies, toddlers, older children, and even their parents encourage hands-on play and learning.

PNC Park and Heinz Field

“Pittsburgh residents definitely take their sports seriously, which makes a visit to one of their stadiums a great way to explore the city’s culture. We attended a game at PNC Park, which is a beautiful, relatively new stadium where every seat is a great one.”

Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

The Pittsburgh Zoo is one of only six major zoo and aquarium combinations in the United States. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Highland Park, the zoo sits on 77 acres of park land where it exhibits more than 4,000 animals representing 475 species, including 20 threatened or endangered species.

Good Ship Lollipop

“The Gateway Clipper Fleet offers several different sightseeing cruise options, but for families visiting Pittsburgh with kids, the Good Ship Lollipop is the best option. It’s an hour-long narrated sightseeing cruise that is very kid-friendly. An onboard friendly pirate makes balloon swords for the kids, takes them on a treasure hunt around the ship, and teaches them how to be a pirate. Snacks are available on board, or at the snack bar at the dock.”

To read about one woman’s adventure with her son, click here.