Party Places for Kids' Birthdays in Pittsburgh

by Kimberly Dyke

Celebrate your child's birthday in the Pittsburgh area in a kid-friendly venue. From sports themes to creative play, there is something that will appeal to every child and budget. Let someone else set up your party and do the dreaded clean-up afterward, while you simply snap pictures and enjoy spending time with your special birthday child and guests.

Lilliput Town Center

Lilliput Town Center ( is an indoor play facility offering birthday parties on the weekends. Kids use their imagination playing in the child-size grocery store, doctor's office and fire station. Adults can play alongside the kids or relax in the lounge area. For birthday parties, a party leader guides the way through the playhouses and plays games with the kids. Pizza and cake are included in the birthday package, while party add-ons include a pinata and balloon art.

Carnegie Science Center and Highmark Sports Works

Carnegie Science Center ( features more than 400 exhibits, including an Omnimax theater, digital planetarium and a 2,000-square-foot aquarium. Kids can enjoy the miniature railroad and village, then explore how robots function at hands-on displays. Admission to Highmark Sports Works is included with your birthday party package, featuring more than 30 sports-inspired exhibits. Party packages include the use of a party room, ice cream, pizza and soda and a goody bag for up to 20 guests. For an extra fee, the birthday child can have a private science demonstration.

Gymsport Athletic Center

Gymsport Athletic Center ( hosts high-energy, active birthday parties for kids, featuring jumping on trampolines, diving into foam pits and climbing the jungle gym. Basic birthday party packages are scheduled for 90 minutes, and include invitations, paper products, drinks, decorations, balloons and goody bags for up to 12 guests. Other party packages include pizza, drinks, balloons and a pinata, as well as set up and clean up.

Iceoplex at Southpointe

Enjoy winter in any season with a family-friendly birthday party at Iceoplex at Southpointe ( Both ice skating and sport court parties are available for up to nine guests, and include the use of a party room, skate passes, pizza or hot dogs, drinks and goody bags. Parents can relax and enjoy the party, while the Iceoplex party host takes care of all the party details.

Children's Museum

Celebrate your child's birthday at the Children's Museum in Pittsburgh ( Birthday parties last two hours and feature an hour of scheduled activities and an hour of organized party time in the party room. Guests can explore the museum after the party as long as they like, while museum staff take care of all the clean-up. Parties can be scheduled for up to 40 guests.

About the Author

Kimberly Dyke is a Spanish interpreter with a B.A. in language and international trade from Clemson University. She began writing professionally in 2010, specializing in education, parenting and culture. Currently residing in South Carolina, Dyke has received certificates in photography and medical interpretation.

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