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Venue Information

Venues’ calendar/hours of operation:
Please be sure to check each venue for hours of operation and/or any closure dates. Check back often for 2017 calendar updates.

Sandcastle:

Carnegie Science Center:

Children’s Museum:

National Aviary:

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions: WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

1. In consideration for participating in the venue/amusement park activities that are included in the PittsburghPass, I hereby RELEASE, WAIVE, AND DISCHARGE PittsburghPass, their officers, servants, agents, and employees (hereinafter referred to as RELEASEES) from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me, my guests, or to any property belonging to me/my guests, while participating in such activities, or while in, on or upon the premises’ where the activities are being conducted.

2. To the best of my knowledge, I can fully participate in these activities.  I am fully aware of risks and hazards connected with any activities and I hereby elect to voluntarily participate in said activities, and to enter all included premises and engage in such activities.

3. I further hereby AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASEES from any loss, liability, damage or costs, including court costs and attorney’s fees, which may incur due to my participation in said activities.

4. It is my express intent that this Release and Hold Harmless Agreement shall bind the members of my family and spouse (if any), or my heirs, assigns and personal representatives shall be deemed as a RELEASE, WAIVER, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the above named RELEASEES.  I hereby further agree that this Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania.

5 I understand that the RELEASEES will not be responsible for any medical costs associated with an injury I or my guests may sustain.

IN ACKNOWLEDGING THIS RELEASE, I ACCEPT AND REPRESENT THAT I have read the foregoing Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement, understand it and acknowledge it voluntarily as my own free act and deed; no oral representations, statements or inducements, apart from the foregoing written agreement, have been made; I am at least eighteen (18) years of age and fully competent; and I execute this Release for full, adequate and complete consideration fully intending to be bound by same.

FAQ

What is PittsburghPASS?

PittsburghPASS is Pittsburgh’s first exclusive PASS to all of our city’s most iconic attractions, great for locals and tourists alike! For one discounted price, receive a one-time admission to some or all of the following venues: Carnegie Science Center & Highmark SportsWorks, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, National Aviary, Kennywood Amusement Park, and Sandcastle Water Park! FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

What about child rates?

Children under 2 years old are free! A child-rate PASS can be purchased for children ages 2-12 years old.

How long is the 2018 PittsburghPASS valid?

Pre-orders begin Black Friday and passes begin shipping in January, 2018. Summer Add-On PASSES will be shipped in April, 2018. The PittsburghPASS is valid through the 2018 venue operating seasons (some venues are seasonal i.e. Kennywood and Sandcastle). Please note the following admission dates:

  • Kennywood: PittsburghPASS valid through September 18, 2018. Please note that limited days of operation occur after August 23, 2018.
  • Sandcastle: PittsburghPASS valid through September 5, 2018. Please note that limited days of operation occur after August 21, 2018.
  • Carnegie Science Center, please note the following blackout dates:
    Because of heavy traffic and traffic restrictions on the North Side, Carnegie Science Center is typically closed on days when there are Steelers home games or other major events at Heinz Field.
  • National Aviary, please note occasionally closed for private events. Please see venue calendar for details.
  • The Children's Museum, please note the following:
    Be sure to check the venue's events calendar for FREE DAYS when no admission tickets are necessary! Save your PittsburghPASS for another rainy day!

See our Venue Information page to view the full list of 2018 calendars.

Is my PittsburghPASS transferable?

Yes! If you cannot make it to one of the venues included in the PittsburghPASS, then you can share that admission ticket with a friend before the year's season ends (it may even make a great gift)!  Additionally, if you already have a yearly membership to one of the venues included in the PittsburghPASS, no problem; you can also share or gift that particular PittsburghPASS admission ticket with a friend (or invite grandma to your next outing)!

What are blackout dates?

Blackout dates are days in which the venue will not accept admission because the venue will be closed for operation on that particular day.

How do I get even better prices?

Members of our Affiliate Network Program have access to even deeper discounts on their PittsburghPASS. Our affiliates are made up of employers and membership groups who wish to offer great perks to their employees and members. Tell us about your employer or membership group and we'll reach out to them; if they'd like to become a part of our Affiliate Network, you can receive even bigger discounts on your PittsburghPASS for years to come. 

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The Pittsburgh Staycation is Born

About four summers ago, my husband and I decided to take a week’s vacation from our jobs.  Instead of driving for eight hours and spending over $1,500 for our usual beach vacation we decided to stay “home.”  Not only did the thought of sitting in the car for that long make us cringe, but we were also doing work to our home and just didn’t have the extra money…(by the way, now that we have two little girls under the age of two, we can’t figure out why driving among the peace and quiet of two adults seemed like such a chore at the time).   This decision to stay local created, BY FAR, one of the most enjoyable weeks I have ever spent on “vacation” (a very close second to my honeymoon, spent in Montego Bay, Jamaica).

You see, Josh and I both grew up in Pittsburgh (Mt. Washington, to be exact); but, I think that like many locals, we often failed to stop and smell the roses regarding the wonderful things that our city has to offer.  We really wanted to spend the week as “tourists” and do all of the things that we thought someone who had never been to Pittsburgh might do.  We visited Kennywood one night (very romantic), went on the Just Ducky Tour another afternoon, strolled through the Zoo the next day, enjoyed a delicious dinner at Silky’s Crow’s Nest (they have fabulous outdoor seating overlooking the Allegheny River Marina; you don’t even feel like you’re in Pittsburgh), and journeyed to Vanilla Pastry to handpick gourmet cupcakes. The entire experience was AMAZING!  Think about it, when most of us east coasters go on a week-long summer vacation we leave on a Friday or a Saturday and spend a good 1-2 days recovering from a 6-10 hour drive; then, we return to town the following Saturday (often in the wee hours Sunday morning), spend the next day readjusting to life, doing mounds of laundry and preparing to get right back to work on Monday.  Ever hear the phrase, “I need a vacation from my vacation”?  That year, Josh and I cut these stressful parts of vacation out of the equation; we made a decision to relax that week, move at a slow pace, put household chores to the wayside, and treat ourselves just like we were on vacation, only we were in the comforts of our own home.

Fast forward three years and along came motherhood.  At that point, an even newer Pittsburgh world opened up to me.  All of the sudden, I was often visiting places like  The Children’s Museum,  soaking up the sun at Sandcastle‘s Tad Pool, and

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Welcome to PittsburghPass!

PittsburghPass is Pittsburgh’s first exclusive SUMMER PASS to all of our city’s greatest attractions! For one LOW price!

Stay tuned for the Pittsburgh attractions that this year’s PittsburghPass will get you into this summer!…Tell us which attractions and parks you’d like to see included.

Please check back soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to email us.