9 Coolest Places in Pittsburgh for Your Kid’s Birthday

February 12, 2019
jason wolfe

When it’s your child’s birthday, you want to make it's as fun and memorable as possible for them.

After all, the memories they make now will last a lifetime! But why settle for just some cake and party hats? Why not check out some of these cool, out of the ordinary places around Pittsburgh to have your kid’s next birthday party? We’re sure they’ll thank you later!

If you’re looking for a spot to have your child’s birthday, chances are your friends or family are too. Why not give the gift of a personalized electronic GiftYa gift card to any of these amazing places? They’ll thank you twice when they don’t have to worry about forgetting a physical gift card at home and when their child has the best birthday party ever!

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

For a fun, educational experience!

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Your child will have endless fun at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh! Image courtesy of Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
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North Side
10 Children’s Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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Mon-Sun 10AM-5PM

The Children’s Museum is a wonderful place to have a birthday party.

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"Had an Absolute ball here! Really enjoyed basket making with my daughter! She LOVED learning about green screen!...' - Yelp Review

A staple in Pittsburgh, this museum has been dedicated to children and finding educational ways for them to play since the 1970s.

In a building specifically designed for kids, there are all kinds of cool exhibits and attractions to keep their attention. A perennial favorite are the tubes made for crawling all over the place, and a ball pit for jumping into.

In addition to fun activities, having a birthday party here would be extra special. There’s something for every kid to get into, and they just might learn something as well!

The Pittsburgh Zoo

Fun for the whole family, any time of year!

The Pittsburgh Zoo
Fun for children of all ages. Image courtesy of YouTube
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Highland Park
7370 Baker St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

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Mon-Sun 9AM-4PM

The Pittsburgh Zoo is always a favorite destination for kids no matter what time of year — why not make it extra special by holding a birthday party there?

"We are members at the zoo, and cannot say enough about the staff and experiences there. Worth every penny for my son and family!!..."

Children of all ages love the zoo.

Your kids and their friends can get treated to an animal theme party and even get the chance to meet some of the creatures brought around by the staff.

Afterwards, the kids can explore the zoo and see all their favorite wild animals. Don’t forget about the climbing park — that’s one of the best parts!

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...Make sure you take advantage of the chances to feed the giraffes, take pictures with the elephants, and all the other great extras daily and around the holidays!! - Yelp Review

Mad Science of Pittsburgh

Introducing kids to the fun of science!

Mad Science of Pittsburgh
The interactive staff help engage children of all ages with science experiments. Image courtesy of Groupon
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100 Hafner Ave.
Etna, PA 15223

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Mon-Fri 9AM-2PM
Sat-Sun 11AM-7PM

Mad Science is a great idea to get your kids interested in science and have a blast at the same time!

"We recently had a party at Mad Science of Pittsburgh for our 7 year old daughters birthday, and it was better than we could’ve ever hoped for..." - Yelp Review

This is where science and fun meet!

You can choose to have a birthday party in their science lab, or they’ll come to your location.

Their high energy and interactive shows are a hit with kids. Scientists perform a show directed at getting kids into science, and afterwards will help the kids make an experiment of their own. They’ll even get to take it home!

In addition to birthdays, Mad Science also does after-school events, camps, and workshops.

Code Breakers

Save the day by cracking the code!

Kids play at Code Breakers
Kids work together to win this escape room. Image courtesy of Code Breakers
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Ross Township
1130 Perry Hwy, #101
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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Fri 5:30-9:45PM
Sat 11:30AM-9:45PM
Sun 11:30AM-5:15PM

Code Breakers is a an awesome escape room experience, for kids too!

"A wonderful escape room experience....The hour flew past..." - Yelp Review

Let your kids solve the puzzle and save the day in this fun, kid-friendly escape room.

They have two simulations designed for kids, who need to work together to beat the game. It’s a fun way to teach them problem solving and teamwork skills.

This is anything but an ordinary birthday destination, this is an immersion experience they won’t soon forget!

Pittsburgh Puppet Works

For an engaging teaching experience on your child's birthday

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Puppets are a great way for kids to learn, and have fun at the same time! Image courtesy of Pittsburgh Puppet Works
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Pittsburgh Puppet Works takes the time honored tradition of puppeteering and brings it to your child’s party!

What an awesome way for the kids at the party to enjoy a funny, antic-filled show and be taught some good life lessons in the process.

Just like the professionals behind the puppets on Sesame Street, Pittsburgh Puppet Works believes that puppets are an excellent teaching tool, and one that children especially respond to.

In addition, they also offer face painting, balloon artists, and magic acts!

Fairytale Princess Visits

Yes, some fairytales do come true!

Fairytale Princess Visits in Pittsburgh
Make your child's next birthday a dream come true. Image courtesy of Pittsburgh Princess
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Tues, Wed, Fri 9AM-5PM

Fairytale Princess Visits is ready to make your child’s dream birthday party come true!

"Little Mermaid and her assistant came to my granddaughter’s 4th birthday party and she was amazing! The children and adults were mesmerized! This company is fantastic..." - Facebook Review

Can you imagine the delight when your child meets their favorite character for the first time? What little girl wouldn’t want her favorite characters from Frozen or Beauty and the Beast to visit her on her big day? And your little boy would just love to meet Captain America or Peter Pan!

These professionals come to your house and spend a delightful afternoon at your birthday party, and the kids have a blast hanging out with their favorite characters.

Chuck E. Cheese

A classic venue for the perfect birthday party

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This place has been making kids’ birthdays awesome for years. With the addition of even more games, it really is a fun place to spend the afternoon. Image courtesy of Chuck E. Cheese
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Ross Township
20 McIntyre Square Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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Sun-Thurs 10AM-9PM
Fri 10AM-10PM

Sat 9AM-10PM

Chuck E. Cheese is still a solid staple for a fun-filled birthday party.

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Everyone had a blast and we will definitely be going back. Food was great! Staff was great! Very happy. - Yelp Review

Kids love to spend the afternoon playing skee-ball, video games, and meeting Chuck E. Cheese, of course!

They have group birthday packages as well, so you can choose to pick a set amount of tickets or time to ensure all the guests get to play as much as they want. And don’t forget, pizza and fountain drinks are included in those birthday packages as well!

Carnegie Science Center

Introduce your child to one of Pittsburgh's most iconic spots

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A Pittsburgh Staple. Image courtesy of Where Science Happens
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North Shore
1 Allegheny Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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Mon-Sun 10AM-5PM

The Carnegie Science Center offers a wide variety of science-based exhibits perfect for kids!

"We have been here many times since moving to Pittsburgh...it has provided our children with a fun, educational, and very satisfying visit each and every time.' - Yelp Review

When you have a birthday party there, you get a private party room, access to the exhibits in the Science Center as well as HealthWorks, and get to see a science demonstration. They have hands-on activities that are fun as well as educational.

In addition to that, there’s also astronaut ice cream available for all the kids. Sounds like a pretty nice place to have a party!

Altimate Air Trampoline Park

So much to do at one place!

Altimate Air Trampoline Park in Pittsburgh
Help you children let out some energy at the trampoline park. Image courtesy of Ultimate Air Trampoline Park
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North Versailles
1701 Lincoln Hwy
North Versailles, PA 15137

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Mon-Thurs 11AM-9PM
Fri 12-9PM
Sat, Sun 10AM-9PM

Altimate Air Trampoline Park is located in North Versailles and is a kids’ birthday dream come true!

"So much fun! My cousin and her 7 y/o old son were visiting from out of town... I jumped just as much as the lil ones there did :)" - Yelp Review

Not only are there a bunch of huge trampolines to play on, but the complex also has rock climbing, a ninja course, and a movie theater. There’s so much to do here, the kids will run out of time before they run out of options.

Kids’ parties can be as fun as you want them to be, and these places are big on catering to kids and offering them an awesome birthday party. As a parent, it’s nice to know that you’re treating your child to a day they’ll treasure forever, and one you will as well. Give the gift of a wonderful birthday party with a GiftYa egift card!

Where did you have your child’s favorite birthday party? Let us know in the comments!


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