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Best Things to do on a Snowy/Rainy Day in Pittsburgh

  • January 18, 2022
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If there’s one thing that Pittsburgh lacks, it’s sunshine. Us Yinzers are far too familiar with the rain and snow but that’s no excuse to sit at home and binge watch a tv show you’ve seen 100 times. The city has so much to offer for all ages! You could expand your knowledge at a museum, test your skills at an arcade, or sit back, relax and catch a flick at a local movie theater. Whatever it is you’re looking to do, here are the best things to do on a snowy rainy day in Pittsburgh!

Check Out a Museum

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📷 Heinz History Center

John Heinz History Center

The Heinz History Center is the place to learn about our favorite city! Relive the glory days of western Pennsylvania sports or take a ride in Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Then, check out all things Heinz 57 and take pictures with the giant ketchup displays. There is so much to explore!

Hours & Location

Monday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Tuesday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Wednesday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Friday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am–5:00pm

📍1212 Smallman Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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📷 Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Remember when dinosaurs walked the earth? Neither do we. But the Carnegie Museum on Natural History will tell you all about it! Make your way from dinos to African wildlife and take a pit stop at the Hall of Minerals and Gems. There are so many things to do on a snowy/rainy day in Pittsburgh, where do we even begin?

Hours & Location

Monday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Tuesday | CLOSED
Wednesday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am–8:00pm
Friday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am–5:00pm

📍4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Release Your Inner Child

Victory Pointe Arcade & Gaming Cafe

Take a trip down memory lane at Victory Pointe Arcade! Test your skills on the pinball machines or go old school with Pacman. There’s so many games to choose from, you may want to stay a while. Their creative and delicious milkshakes will keep your competitive spirit up for hours!

Hours & Location

Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday | CLOSED
Wednesday | CLOSED
Thursday | 5:00pm–12:00am
Friday | 5:00pm–12:00am
Saturday | 2:00pm–12:00am
Sunday | 12:00pm–10:00pm

📍1113 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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📷 Princess Lanes Bowling Center

Princess Lanes Bowling Center

Don’t be a turkey, head over to Princess Lanes Bowling Center! We’ll spare you all the puns by saying you won’t be disappointed. With 44 lanes and endless opportunity for fun, Princess Lanes is the premier bowling facility in Pittsburgh. Bring the whole family for a day of fun!

Hours & Location

Monday | 10:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 9:00am–11:00pm
Wednesday | 3:00pm–11:00pm
Thursday | 9:00am–11:00pm
Friday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 1:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday | 4:00pm–9:00pm

📍540 Weyman Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Other Places to Play

Laser Storm Pittsburgh | Ross Township

Kickback Pinball Cafe | Lawrenceville

Coop DeVille | Strip District

Arsenal Bowl | Lawrenceville

Go See a Show

things to do on a snowy/rainy day in pittsburgh
📷 Benedum Center

Benedum Center

Built in 1927, the Benedum Center is still one of the most beautiful theaters in the country (but we may be a little bias). Make sure you check their schedule to see what Broadway show is coming to our city next!

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📷 Liberty Magic

Liberty Magic

For an experience like you’ve never had, Liberty Magic is definitely the place to be. New resident magicians come in each month and put on a show Wednesday thru Sunday every week. Check their website to get your tickets today!

More of the Arts in the Burgh

Byham Theater | Cultural District – Downtown

Kelly Strayhorn Theater | East Liberty

Pittsburgh Opera | Strip District

Heinz Hall | Cultural District – Downtown

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra | Cultural District – Downtown

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre | Strip District

There are so many things to do on a snowy/rainy day in Pittsburgh! Don’t miss out on all the exciting things happening in the city. Follow us for more –  Instagram and Facebook!

Curated by

Emelie Gatti

Emelie Gatti