6 Reasons to Visit Pittsburgh Zoo Dinosaurs at the Zoo this Summer

Pittsburgh Zoo Dinosaurs at the Zoo 2018

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has a fun addition this summer, Dinosaurs at the Zoo. We had the pleasure of checking them out recently to give you the story on what to expect when you visit with your kiddos. From must-sees to educational opportunities, here are six fun reasons to visit the Pittsburgh Zoo Dinosaurs at the Zoo exhibit this year! This might be a bit TMI about me, but I’m writing it anyway. When I was a tween, I’d devour any Choose Your Own Adventure books I could get…

Pittsburgh Zoo Sea Lion Wild Encounter: Tips to Know Before You Go

What a sweet face! We had a great time on our Pittsburgh Zoo Sea Lion Wild Encounter.

If you’re an animal lover, visiting Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is a must. But, what if you really want a personalized experience when you visit? Are there options that allow you to upgrade your experience? You betcha! Here’s what you need to know about the Pittsburgh Zoo Sea Lion Wild Encounter including tips to make the most of your visit! (Sea) Lions, & tigers, & bears – oh, my! Sorry, couldn’t help myself. If you’ve read the blog before, you know that I adore animals. Get me anywhere near a…

National Aviary Armadillo Encounter: Cuteness Overload!

New at the Aviary: an Armadillo Encounter!

Finding an excuse to visit National Aviary is easy for me and my family. We look for excuses like, “it’s raining”, or “it’s a Tuesday”. Honestly, we don’t need an excuse to visit – the birds and other animals are all we need (did I mention they have TWO sloths?). But, when new animal encounter opportunities arise, it’s straight to Pittsburgh‘s North Shore we head! Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hanging out with a nine-month old armadillo and it was cuteness overload. Here’s the scoop on the…

Pittsburgh Holiday Guide | 2017

Pittsburgh Holiday Guide

Families all bundled up whirling their way around a giant Christmas tree surrounded by the clippity-clop of horse hooves. Kids staring at the sky, mouths gaped open in awe of the tens of thousands of Christmas lights. A German Market and fireworks lighting up the night. Can you picture it? Every holiday season, Pittsburgh goes all out and sets this picturesque scene for its visitors and residents. Beginning November 17th and spanning from Point State Park to Kennywood Park, Pittsburgh holiday events are not to be missed! Check out our 11…

Pittsburgh Holiday Guide | 2016

Families all bundled up whirling and twirling their way around a giant Christmas tree surrounded by the clippity clop of horse hooves. Kids staring at the sky, mouths gaped open in awe of the tens of thousands of Christmas lights at a German Market or fireworks lighting up the night. Can you picture it? Every holiday season, Pittsburgh goes all out and sets this picturesque scene for its visitors and residents. Beginning on mid-November and spanning from Point State Park to Kennywood Park, Pittsburgh holiday events are not to be missed!…

A Wild Time at Pittsburgh Zoo Summer Safari 2016

Pittsburgh Zoo Summer Safari Merlin

Have you ever visited Pittsburgh Zoo without the kids? Mr. Locke and I got all gussied up and headed to the zoo after hours for its 18th Annual Summer Safari last weekend and, man, am I glad we braved the rush hour traffic to check it out. From special animal encounters to amazing food from popular Pittsburgh restaurants and even the Zoo itself, we had a roarin’ good time! Miss the event or simply want a recap of what we loved? This one’s for you! What’s Pittsburgh Zoo Summer Safari?…

A Day in the Life of a Pittsburgh Zoo Summer Zoo Camper

Pittsburgh Zoo Elephants Zoo Camp

I remember when The Kid was little- the first week of summer vacation and she was already asking to get out of the house and get into some fun. Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s Summer Zoo Camp is the perfect remedy for kids hankering for a day camp that’s filled with education, animal encounters and learning- and a wildly good time while on summer vacation! Peanut butter and jelly. Kids and animals. They go hand in hand, don’t they? I remember those awesome summer days when The Kid was in…

Eight Pittsburgh Educational Spots Worth the Admission

Pittsburgh is one of those cities that keeps drawing us back. Sure, it doesn’t hurt that we’re only an hour away from the city proper, but even if we didn’t live so close we’d make the trip to check out all of its cool museums and educational spots. Whether you’re going solo, a parent with kids that have a lust for learning, or even looking for great date options, Pittsburgh is all about improving your mind. Here’s our top educational spots in Pittsburgh. Carnegie Museums of Art and National History…