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

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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

Things To Do On A Snowy/Rainy Day In Pittsburgh
📷 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! 

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

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?

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

Things To Do On A Snowy/Rainy Day In Pittsburgh
📷 Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Other Museums to Check out in Pittsburgh

Mattress Factory | North Side

Andy Warhol Museum | North Shore

Roberto Clemente Museum | Lawrenceville

Release Your Inner Child

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!

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

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!

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

Things To Do On A Snowy/Rainy Day
📷 Princess Lanes Bowling Center

Other Places to Play

Laser Storm Pittsburgh | Ross Township

Coop DeVille | Strip District

Kickback Pinball Cafe | Lawrenceville

Arsenal Bowl | Lawrenceville

Catch A Flick

Things To Do On A Snowy/Rainy Day In Pittsburgh
📷Row House Cinema

If you’ve ever been to Lawrenceville, you’ve probably seen Row House Cinema. Offering a variety of movies and other entertainment, Row House is the perfect thing to do on a snowy/rainy day in Pittsburgh. Even if you’re not a big movie fan, this theater is known for its super fresh popcorn. So grab a friend and see what’s playing this week!

Monday | 12:00pm–9:00pm
Tuesday | 12:00pm–9:00pm
Wednesday | 12:00pm–9:00pm
Thursday | 12:00pm–11:00pm
Friday | 2:00pm–12:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍4115 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Other Movie Theaters in the Burgh

The Manor Theater | Squirrel Hill

Hollywood Theater | Dormont

Go See a Show

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!

Things To Do On A Snowy/Rainy Day In Pittsburgh
📷 Benedum Center
Things To Do On A Snowy/Rainy Day In Pittsburgh
📷 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

Heinz Hall | Cultural District – Downtown

Kelly Strayhorn Theater | East Liberty

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra | Cultural District – Downtown

Pittsburgh Opera | Strip District

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