Twenty great ideas for things to do with tweens and teens in the Pittsburgh area… all for under $20!

1. Laser Storm

Laser Storm is a family entertainment center with a large laser tag arena, arcade and rock climbing simulator. (visit their website)

2. Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PPMS) offers affordable family fun. every Saturday & a few Sundays April through September. (visit their website)

3. Warhol Museum

The Andy Warhol Museum is the global keeper of Andy Warhol’s legacy (Pittsburgh native). The art collection includes 900 paintings; approximately 100 sculptures; nearly 2,000 works on paper; more than 1,000 published and unique prints; and 4,000 photographs. (visit their website)

4. Monster Mini Golf

Monster Mini Golf is an exciting indoor monster themed glow in the dark 18 hole miniature golf course that offers a host of fun activities at every turn. (visit their website)

5. Toonseum

Pittsburgh Museum of Cartoon Art is a museum devoted exclusively to the cartoon arts. ToonSeum is one of three museums dedicated to cartoon art in the United States. (visit their website)

6. Inventionland

Inventionland is the World’s largest invention factory, where retailers, corporations and inventors come to innovate their products. Schedule a personal tour to see inside! (visit their website)

7. Skyzone Trampoline Park

Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. Sky Zone Leetsdale was completed in 2013, and offers open jump, a SkySlam court, SkyRobics fitness classes, Ultimate Dodgeball (when available) and a Foam Zone. (visit their website)

8. Fun Slides Carpet Park

For years, kids all over the country have asked us to create a really cool space where they can use Fun Slides on ramps, jumps and grind rails… so we created Fun Slides Carpet Skateparks! The blacklight atmosphere just makes it even more cool! (visit their website)

9. Allegheny Observatory

The Allegheny Observatory is one of the major astronomical research institutions of the world. It is located in Riverview Park, four miles north of the Golden Triangle (downtown Pittsburgh) and eight miles from the University of Pittsburgh of which it is an integral part. Tours of the building are offered April through the end of October. (visit their website)

10. Bicycle Heaven: Shop & Museum

The largest collection of bikes and parts in the USA! Tour the collection for FREE! (visit their website)

11.Eracers Go Kart Park

Go Kart Park with Sprint Karts, Indy Karts, Rookie Track, Bumper Boats, Slick Track, Road Course, Kiddie Karts, 2-Seat Karts, Wild West Mini-Golf and Snack Bar! (visit their website)

12. Games N’at

“Party Emporium & Game Center” – Pittsburgh’s LARGEST Video Arcade. (more info)

13. Heinz Field Tours

Tours of Heinz Field provide guests with a behind-the-scenes look into the FedEx Great Hall, Clubs, Luxury Suites, Press Box, Field, South Plaza, and much more! (more info)

14. Heinz History Center and Western PA Sports Museum

Heinz History Center is the largest history museum in Pennsylvania. It features six floors of long-term and changing exhibition space, including the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum: which captures Pittsburgh sports through hundreds of artifacts, more than 70 hands-on interactive exhibits, and 20 audio-visual programs. (more info)

15. Laurel Caverns

Take a guided tour of amazing underground caves. Beautifully lit passages take you through 3,000 feet of caves. The tours last approximately 55 minutes and are guided by knowledgeable , friendly guides. Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as you will be walking up and down gradual slopes and stairs. (more info)

16. Latitude 360

Latitude 360 is the culmination of everything you are looking for in an entertainment venue for both adults and families. Everything from dining, luxury bowling, live comedy, arcade games and more! (more info)

17. Mattress Factory Art Museum

The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art. Serving as a research and development lab, the Mattress Factory hosts the artists while they live within the space and create their works on site. The exhibits are engaging and inviting and certainly something people of all ages can appreciate. (more info)

18. Pittsburgh Glass Center

A field trip to the Pittsburgh Glass Center is best left for the older children or teenagers in the group and certainly something the parents will enjoy. Contemporary glass art is on display throughout the Hodge Gallery. During your visit there’s a change you may also see glass being blown and students participating in workshops. (more info)

19. Pittsburgh Public Art Walking Tour

Download or pick up a copy of Downtown Pittsburgh’s Public Art Self Guided Walking Tour. The guide contains over 100 descriptions and photographs of works of art throughout the city. There are three tours within the guide and each one takes approximately 80-120 minutes. (more info)

20. RMU Island Sports Center

The Robert Morris Island Sports Center is Pittsburgh’s 32-acre premier sports facility. It includes an indoor driving range, outdoor mini golf and multiple skating rinks. Come for the public skate or sign up for a instructional program. (more info)


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