Friday Night, October 25

Halloween Happenings at Phipps Conservatory

Explore Phipps Conservatory while engaging in a variety of family-friendly Halloween activities and munch on healthy snacks.  Plus, the Conservatory is hosting a Diwali celebration in its Tropical Forest India Exhibit from 7-10pm on the same night!

Times: 4-8pm

Cost: Adults $15, Children $11, Children under 2 are free, members free, no reservations needed

Location: 700 Frank Curto Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Annual Member’s Spooktacular at the Children’s Museum

Trick-or-treat through the museum while participating in a costume parade, taking part in Halloween-themed activities, and receive prizes!

Times: 5:30-7:30 pm, register in advance

Cost: Member free, guests $11

Location: 10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Both Saturday and Sunday, October 26-27

KDKA Zoo Boo at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

Trek through the Pittsburgh Zoo while collecting candy, participating in activities, and even taking part in a costume contest!

Times: 11am-4pm

Cost: Adults $14, Children $12, Children under 2 are free, Members free, No reservations needed

Location: 7340 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206


Hallowboo at Idlewild Park

Enjoy Halloween and Fall-themed fun at Idlewild Amusement Park.  There’s trick-or-treating, a hay maze, Halloween entertainment PLUS a lot of the regular season rides are open too!

Times: Noon-6pm

Cost: $29.99/person with discount coupons available at Giant Eagle.  Also you can buy online to save!

Location:  Idlewild Amusement Park, Rt. 30 East, Ligonier, PA 15658


Soergel Orchards Fall Festival 

Celebrate Fall with TONS of children’s activities including pumpkin picking, hayrides, pony rides, corn maze, and LOTS MORE!

Times: 11am-5pm

Cost: Free, but food and selected activities cost money

Location: 2573 Brandt School Road, Wexford, PA 15090


Triple B Farms Family Pumpkin and Apple Festival 

Enjoy Fall-themed activities including hay rides, pumpkin and apple picking, face painting, pony rides, etc.

Cost: Play-all-Day Wristband $11/child and $8/adult, pony rides and face painting ($4)

Location: 823 Berry Lane, Monongahela PA 15063


Simmons Farm Fall Activities

Enjoy Fall-related activities including a corn maze, hayride, pumpkin picking, and Pick-Your-Own Apples

Times: 9am-5:45pm

Cost: Various prices depending on which activities you want to do.  $13 for ALL fall activities, hayride, and any size pumpkin

Location: 170 Simmons Road, McMurray Pa 15317


Reilly’s Summer Seat Farm Harvest Festival

Enjoy Fall-related activities!

Times: 10-5pm

Cost: $7/person

Location: 1120 Roosevelt Road Pittsburgh, PA 15237


Saturday, October 26

“Fiddlesticks-Halloween Spooktacular” by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

A family-friendly concert featuring Halloween-type music hosted by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for children aged 3-8.  Preceded by “Discovery Time Adventure,” a chance for children to interact with the musicians, learn about musical instruments, and do a craft!

Times: 10am Discovery Time Adventure, 11:15 am Concert

Cost: Check website for ticket availability

Location: Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Gateway Clipper Halloween Monster Party

Take a 2-hour ride on the Gateway Clipper Fleet, have a dance party, and see your favorite monsters!

Times: 11am and 1:30pm

Cost: Adult-$25, Kids-$12, register in advance

Location:  350 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Halloween Mayhem at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Zombies, a costume parade, puppets, live performances, games.  Plus, Mr. McFeely will be there to sign autographs and lead everyone in the Costume Parade!

Times: 12-4pm

Cost: FREE!

Location: Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA


Kid City Dance Party “I Remember HALLOWEEN”

Join DJ Kelly MOM as she hosts Pittsburgh’s monthly dance for kids.  This month it will have a Halloween theme!

Times: 2-6pm

Cost: Adults $5 Children Free

Location: 3577 McClure Avenue, Pittsburgh PA


Depreciation Lands Museum Family Lantern Tours

Take a family friendly guided tour of the Museum and cemetery by lantern light with tales of superstitions and customs from the past, a visit from “The Deacon,” the Museum’s resident ghost, and enjoy cookies and hot cider!

Times: 6-9pm every 15 minutes

Cost: $5/adult, $3/children

Location: 4743 S. Pioneer Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101


Sunday, October 27

Owl-O-Ween at the National Aviary

Celebrate Halloween at the National Aviary with a Halloween party, trick-or-treating, crafts, and nocturnal birds!

Times: 11am-3pm

Cost: Adults $13, children $11, children under two are free, no reservations needed

Location: 700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Nadine Champsi

Nadine Champsi

I am a doctor turned write-at-home-mom who runs the Pittsburgh Mommy Blog and is editor of Kidsburgh. I have two wonderful young children and am happily married. My interests include cooking, green-living, gardening, being in the outdoors, listening to great music, checking out the city's cool art, coming up with creative things to do with my kids, and having as many adventures as I can!
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