My family fell in love with Pittsburgh during our visit. I loved the bridges and architecture but there were also lots of kid friendly things to do in Pittsburgh too.…
On the last day of our hosted trip to Pittsburgh, we stopped by the Heinz History Center and Sports Museum.
My husband and boys LOVE sports! There is always a sport to watch or play all year round. I knew that they were really going to enjoy this museum.
The Museum is located in the Strip District which is close to a public market and not far from Priminti Brothers. It was also an easy commute from the Hampton Inn where we stayed because it was directly across the street from our hotel.
The museum has over 70 interactive exhibits which gave lots of opportunities for my kids to enjoy hands on learning.
The Sports Museum has a great variety of sports that are highlighted with memorabilia. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
During a visit you get two museums, The History Center is Pennsylvania’s largest history museum and is also an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
There is over 250 years of Pittsburgh history along with history from the French and Indian War.
Kids will love the interactive exhibit near the cafe that lets you exit down a slide. It took me a while to finally get them out of that exhibit when it was time to go.
This museum has something to see for all ages and interests!
Senator John Heinz History Center
- Adults: $15
- Senior Citizens (62+): $13
- Retired & Active Duty Military: $6
- Students with a valid school ID: $6
- Children ages 6-17: $6
- Children ages 5 and under: Free
- History Center Members: Free
All rates include admission to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, the Detre Library & Archives, and all exhibitions at the History Center.
Disclosure: Visit Pittsburgh provided my accommodation, meals and admissions for my participation in their media trip. All opinions are my own.
The Heinz Sports Museum is located at 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.