Carnegie Museum of Natural History
The museum is ranked among the top five U.S. natural history museums and features 20 exhibition halls including the blockbuster "Dinosaurs in Their Time."
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
Housing thousands of animals representing diverse species, the Pittsburgh Zoo is ranked in the top 10 percent of zoos in the nation.
Carnegie Museum of Art
From classics to contemporary, with an eye on social issues, the museum is a must-see.
From the smallest hummingbirds to the lofty red-crowned cranes, visit the nation’s only independent, indoor, nonprofit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds.
Andy Warhol Museum
Carnegie Mellon alumnus Andy Warhol, was an iconic figure in the pop art movement that explored the relationship of art to modern celebrity culture and advertising. That effort comes alive at a museum dedicated to his work.
Pittsburgh Cultural District
Head downtown for an evening at the internationally acclaimed Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, or take in a Broadway show or ballet.
The Mattress Factory
What was once an industrial bed plant is now a home for experimental site-specific installations by artists in residence from around the world.
Carnegie Science Center
Interactive exhibits, an IMAX theater, and planetarium shows connect science and technology with everyday life.
The First Friday of every month, galleries all along Penn Ave feature works by local and visiting artists while open-air markets sell locally made crafts and foods.
Pittsburgh is emerging as a city of makers and entrepreneurs that The Atlantic calls "the next tech mecca."
Hollywood of the East
From the zombie cult classic "Night of the Living Dead" by CMU alumnus George Romero to the blockbuster "The Dark Knight Rises," Pittsburgh — and CMU's campus — is a hotbed for film production, with more than 50 movies shot in the region in the last decade. Want to be an extra? Visit the Pittsburgh Film Office.
A Green City
The Steel City has become known for its green living. Pittsburgh has more trees per square mile than any other U.S. city, 1,700 acres of city parks and is bike-friendly. The city also has one of the world’s largest concentrations of certified "green" buildings, including the Phipps Conservatory.