Where do we start? Pittsburgh has so many fun things to do! Everything from the zoo to museums, to a beer tour of the city and the Casino!
A green oasis in the middle of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Oakland neighborhood, Phipps has provided a world-class garden experience to its visitors since 1893. Visit to discover breathtaking seasonal flower shows and special exhibits, a nationally-recognized orchid collection, butterflies, botanical gardens, fun family activities, and much more.
Scale Mount Washington in one of two original 1877 cable cars for a fun and unique ride and a breathtaking view of the Pittsburgh skyline when you reach the top of the 400-foot incline. Parking is available across the street from our lower station at 1197 West Carson Street.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History is the place for kids to discover science and the wonders of the natural world. Dig for bones in Bonehunters Quarry, get hands-on with real and replica specimens in Discovery Basecamp, grind corn in a Hopi home, and more. Dinosaurs are just the beginning! Free family-activities, touchables, and Bonehunters Quarry available each weekend and weekdays during the summer.
Enjoy a family experience that fosters understanding, respect, and appreciation of wildlife with a visit to the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium. Winding through 77 acres, the Zoo starts with Forest Passage, where you will be introduced to lynx, tigers, and red pandas. Journey up the hill to take in the scenic view of the African Savanna, with favorites like elephants and giraffes. Be sure to meet our new lion pride! Take a trip to the Islands and get an eye to eye view of warty pigs, Philippine crocodiles, and clouded leopards. Venture into the Jungle for an Odyssey of fun where you’ll discover our giant anteater, the elusive fossa, and the pygmy hippo, before heading to our aquarium and Water’s Edge, home of our polar bear and sea otters.