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.

(412) 255-0564


Family Fun

Name/Phone Type Location
Carnegie Science Center
(412) 237-3400
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
(412) 322-5058
Fort Pitt Museum
(412) 281-9284
PNC Park
(412) 323-5000
Senator John Heinz History Center
(412) 454-6000
Society For Contemporary Craft
(412) 261-7003
Carnegie Science Center

• (412) 237-3400

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 306,000 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.
• (412) 322-5058

Fort Pitt Museum
Step back in time to Pittsburgh’s birthplace at the Fort Pitt Museum. Discover the world-shaping events that occurred right here in Western Pennsylvania.
• (412) 281-9284

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.  
• (412) 323-5000

Senator John Heinz History Center
The Senator John Heinz History Center is an educational institution that engages and inspires a large and diverse audience with links to the past, understanding in the present, and guidance for the future by preserving regional history and presenting the American experience with a Western Pennsylvania connection. This work is accomplished in partnership with others through archaeology, archives, artifact collections, conservation, educational programs, exhibitions, library, museums, performance, publications, research, technical assistance, and increasingly through broadcast media and the internet.


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.
• (412) 454-6000

Society For Contemporary Craft

Presenting contemporary art in craft media by international, national and regional artists since 1971, the Society for Contemporary Craft offers cutting edge exhibitions focused on multicultural diversity and non-mainstream art, as well as a range of classes, community outreach programs and a fantastic retail store.

The Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC) remains one of the nation’s only non-profit institutions focused on contemporary craft. Since. SCC has organized more than 140 thematic exhibitions featuring work by more than 1400 nationally and internationally renowned artists. Additionally, SCC’s support of culturally diverse and underrepresented groups has resulted in many exhibitions by self-taught, Native American, Korean, and African- American artists.

• (412) 261-7003

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