Carnegie Science Center

(412) 237-3400


Family Fun

Name/Phone Type Location
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
PNC Park
(412) 323-5000
Senator John Heinz History Center
Venture Outdoors
(412) 255-0564
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is a place that delights and inspires children, where they can take off on fantastic flights of imagination daily, and return to earth to splash in a river, hammer a nail and ink a silkscreen. Named one of the nation’s top 15 children’s museums by Parents magazine in 2015, the Museum welcomes over 250,000 visitors annually and provides tons of fun and loads of “real stuff” experiences for play and learning.  Hands-on, interactive exhibit areas and experiences that inspire joy, creativity and curiosity include The Studio, MAKESHOP, Waterplay, Nursery, Theater and Backyard. The Museum’s award-winning, three-story building connects two historic buildings, Allegheny Post Office Building & the Buhl Building.  Its center building is screened by a shimmering wind sculpture created by environmental artist Ned Kahn (Articulated Cloud).  In 2006 the Museum became a certified green building (Silver LEED) and was honored by the American Institute for Architects and the National Historic Preservation Trust. Learn more about the Children's Museum in our Fact Sheet.

PNC Park

Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the 2006 MLB All-Star Game. PNC Park is recognized nationally as one of the best baseball parks in the country, and has played host to Jimmy Buffet, The Rolling Stones, and Bruce Springsteen.  
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Senator John Heinz History Center
Devoted to the history and heritage of Western Pennsylvania, the History Center (legal name – the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania) is Pennsylvania’s largest history museum and a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. The Senator John Heinz History Center family of museums and programs includes the Heinz History Center, Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Fort Pitt Museum, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, Detre Library & Archives, and the new Museum Conservation Center. The 370,000 square-foot museum presents compelling stories from American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection in an interactive environment perfect for visitors of all ages.

Venture Outdoors

Walk-in Directions to Venture Outdoors:

When on Terminal Way, facing the river, our building on the left side of the street. The main lobby of the building is West Lobby 33. From the main lobby take the elevator to the 5th floor, exit the elevator and turn left. You'll see a green wall on the right side of the hallway and a Venture Outdoors sign. Our office has a doorbell, please ring it and someone will come greet you.


Short term (30 minute) parking is available on Terminal Way. Free and metered parking is available on East Carson St. and nearby roadways. Free parking is always available along the river. From the lot it's a short walk on 4th St. to Mckeen St. then turn right and walk up the metal stairs to Terminal Way. Once on Terminal Way and facing the river, our building is on the left hand side of the road.

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