If you are looking for the perfect presents for your friends or family members who are moving to Pittsburgh, consider purchasing their family a membership (or season pass) to one of the amazing attractions in the area. Pittsburgh is home to several fantastic museums that families will visit repeatedly. Memberships save money over time, but the benefits far outweigh the costs. The memories families can make in each of these places will last a lifetime.
The Carnegie Museums are actually four separate museums, but a membership to just one of these museums gets you into all four! The museums in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Museum, and the Carnegie Science Center. With tons of exhibits and hands-on learning opportunities, these museums are fun and educational.
Senator John Heinz History and Sports Museum
This History Museum includes the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, so a membership here does not mean just “learning about history.” With over six floors, the Heinz History Center has something for everyone. It is also home to the largest collection of items from Mister Rogers Neighborhood.
Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
Close to downtown, the Pittsburgh Zoo is home to over 4000 animals as well as an aquarium. This well-loved area attraction offers various membership levels, so you can purchase the one that is right for you. Plus, a membership to this zoo gets you discounted or even free admission to other zoos all across the country!
Idlewild and Soak Zone
Named Best Park for Families by National Amusement Park Historical Association, Idlewild is also a great option for season passes – especially during the summer when the Soak Zone opens.
For more information about Pittsburgh attractions, check out Bellhops guide on moving to the area.