Learn Something New at These North Shore Museums

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Wake up and smell the roses and stare into the beautiful world of art and creativity! Pittsburgh, a cultural hub of fantastic music, tv, movies, and artists, wants to share its vision with you. Check out why this is one of the best cities in the country with these North Shore Museums. Let the inspiration and love for the Burgh follow with each Avant guard, realism, or modern piece that will fill your mind with new perspectives!

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📷 Bicycle Heaven

Take a look at the “set of wheels” these guys have or “sets of wheels” because the walls are lined with bikes, bikes, and more bikes! Feel the history and pop culture that riding around on two wheels made you feel when you were a kid. You will be a Schwinner with all the new things you learned about sweet rides at Bicycle Heaven. Hop on a tandem with your pals and take a tour through one of the coolest North Shore museums.

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📷 Carnegie Science Center

Explore the world’s wonders, ancient history, science, and the discoveries that make the planet go round. The Carnegie Science Center features a combination of permanent and rotating exhibits that allow your knowledge of the universe to expand. Learn about what happened at Pompeii through their interactive tour display and discover the ancient disaster that still fascinates us today. Or take a trip to outer space in the Buhl Planetarium or catch a flick at the Rangos Giant Cinema and maybe stop over a Sportworks and see if you can beat an Olympic athlete. Let science and knowledge guide you to a better understanding of the beautiful world in front of you.

Monday-Sunday | 10:00am–5:00pm

📍1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

National Aviary Pittsburgh

Check out all the birds from the nation and all over the world. Enjoy up-close encounters with nature and learn all about the species we share the Earth with. Visitors are able to see beautiful penguins, parrots, eagles, and more at the National Aviary. They’re the United States’ only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated to our sky friends. The Aviary is home to over 500 birds encompassing over 150 species, with an emphasis on helping those that are endangered. 

Monday–Sunday | 10:00am–5:00pm

📍700 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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📷 The Mattress Factory

See the world through a contemporary view and let the weird, wild, and new types of pieces invoke the strange sense, something you never knew was there. The Mattress Factory is your ticket into a world of contemporary art and site-specific installations. One of the most intriguing North Shore Museums that you do not want to miss because it will leave you speechless. Let the weird wiggle its way into your psyche to learn something new.

Wednesday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Thursday–Sunday | 11:00am–6:00pm
Monday–Tuesday | Closed

📍500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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📷 The Andy Warhol Museum

See the eccentric artist and his work displayed in a very interactive and exciting style. See Andy’s creations from the perspective of his life, how he revolutionized an era, was the first to use screen printing, and other achievements he’s accomplished throughout the years. Don’t let those soup cans be the only thing you know about Andy. Experience everything about the evolution of his artistry at The Andy Warhol Museum. “Art is whatever you can get away with,” but won’t we let you get await with is not checking out one of the most extraordinary North Shore museums.

Wednesday-Sunday | 10:00am–5:00pm

📍117 Sandusky St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

More North Shore Museums

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Randyland | One of America’s most colorful landmarks right here in the 412, free to the public (pictured above)

The Photo Antiquities Museum | See the world through someone else’s eyes with tours of the world and how it used to look through a camera

Johnny Angel’s Ginchy Stuff and Museum | Autographs and memorabilia from Johnny’s 40 plus year career in the music industry 

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh |  Let your child learn all the wonders of science and life  in one fun filled place 

More Fun Things To Do in Pittsburgh

Now you know where you can go to learn a little about yourself and the beautiful world around you with our list of North Shore museums. Take a moment to appreciate what life has to offer in these dedicated pieces of human excellence.

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