Indoor Things-To-Do In Pittsburgh When The Weather Outside Isn't Cooperating

Looking for some cool indoor things to do in Pittsburgh when the weather outside isn't cooperating? Well, check out these unique and fun indoor activities and things to do in and around the greater Pittsburgh area to chase away that awful Pittsburgh gray!

1) Visit a Local Cinema or Theater

Looking for a little silver screen action or a classic theater performance on a cold and rainy Pittsburgh weekend? Look no further as Pittsburgh has many new state-of-the-art movie theaters, unique movie houses and classic stage theaters. Here are a few cool venues that you will want to visit to forget about the weather for awhile.

 State-of-the-art Pittsburgh Movie Theaters:

Stage Theater:

Kelly Strayhorn Theater in the East End
Named for two of Pittsburgh’s most celebrated talents in the last century—dancer Gene Kelly and composer Billy Strayhorn. The Kelly Strayhorn Theater contributes to the renaissance of East Liberty and redefines theater with provocative, original programming and a social experience unlike any other venue in the region. The Kelly Strayhorn Theater is a destination for innovative works in dance, theater, music and live art.

Visit the Kelly Strayhorn Theater for a schedule of upcoming events.

The Pittsburgh Cultural District
Located between the Convention Center and Stanwix Street in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, the 14-square block Cultural District encompasses over 90 retail shops, 50 dining establishments, seven world-class theaters, eight public parks and art installations and a dozen art galleries.

Visit The Cultural District for a full schedule of performances.


2) Play, Jump, Crawl, Climb and Slide Around!

Visit these Pittsburgh action zones to get a little indoor exercise and adventure.

Carnegie Science Center- Highmark SportsWorks
Pittsburgh. Many would agree that there isn't a bigger sports town around, and Pittsburghers nurture their young to embrace that proud legacy. But did you know that a passion for sports can be used as a gateway to talk about the topics of physics, anatomy, biology, and even chemistry? That's the whole idea behind Carnegie Science Center's Highmark SportsWorks.
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Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark - North Hills

With more and larger carpet ramps, Blacklight Dodgeball, Fun Slides Super Ninja Challenge obstacle course, and glowing inflatable Bounce and Slide areas for the little ones this amazing facility is just what Pittsburgh families have been waiting for!!
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Flight Trampoline Park - Bridgeville
Flight Trampoline Park is a cutting-edge entertainment, fitness and sports facility unlike anything you have ever experienced.
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Wildwood Highlands – Allison Park
Wildwood Highlands is the ultimate Pittsburgh entertainment and amusement center, whether you’re looking for that perfect place to spend your date night, or you’re ready to enjoy hours of fun with the whole family! They have activities, rides, games, and adventures for every age, every day, all year round.
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The Main Event - Robinson
Bowling is KING at Main Event. With a state-of-the-art electronic scoring and entertainment experience that all skill levels can rock out to, you don't just go bowling here. You celebrate every strike, spare ... and even the gutter balls.

Additional activities include:

    • Arcade Games
    • Laser Tag
    • Gravity Ropes
    • Billiards
    • Glow-in-the-dark mini golf

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The Lightning Bug - Cranberry
The Lightning Bug is the premier family entertainment center, restaurant and coffeehouse in Mars, PA. We are located only minutes from Cranberry Township.  Attractions and Free Playground - Great Food and one of the only mini Glow Golf courses in Pittsburgh!
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Fun Fore All Family Fun Park - Cranberry
With over 70 plus arcade and ticket games and a NEW XD Dark Ride, Fun Fore All Family Fun Park is the perfect place for you, your family, and/or your group outing!
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Kidzville - Mt. Nebo Point
At Kidzville, children can experience a one-of-a-kind kid village. Complete with 8 customized and furnished playhouses, they can explore and learn through imaginary play. While children are busy making friends, caretakers can enjoy a specialty coffee bar and take advantage of free Wi-Fi.
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The Toy Lending Library of Pittsburgh - Shady Side
The Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library, a cooperative run by volunteers, is an indoor play space and toy lending library for children from birth through age 6 and their caregivers. We’re located on Centre Avenue in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, adjacent to the First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh.
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Pinball Perfection - West View
Touted as the nations largest pinball museum with close to 300 pinball machines.  The play museum is oven year round - 6 days a week.
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3) How About a Cup of Local Joe?

Check out a local Pittsburgh coffee house. From Nicholas Coffee in Market Square to La Prima in the Strip District, Pittsburgh is abuzz with beans. 

Check out these local Pittsburgh coffee shops:


4) Go See a Live Band!

There are so many great music venues of all sizes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to catch local bands and international music acts. The music scene in Pittsburgh continues to get stronger year after year and so do the venues that host the shows.

Check out these local indoor venues on our Guide: Where to See Local Bands and Concerts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


5) Pittsburgh Bowling Alleys

Check out these regional Pittsburgh bowling alleys that are located in the city, the North Hills, the South Hills and West of the 'Burgh.  All are unique venues with different types of entertainment and styles.  Visit them all!





main image: Carnegie Science Center