New Affordable Pittsburgh Getaway Package Features Fun for Kids

Pittsburgh is Kidsburgh! The city and its surrounding area offers loads of affordable hands-on fun - not to mention dinosaurs, birds of every feather, a major aquarium and zoo, and a lot more. All of this combines to make Pittsburgh a perfect family getaway destination. With the Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau's (GPCVB) 2004 Kidsburgh Getaway Ticket Package, families can experience it all and take advantage of fantastic savings.

For just $131, a family of four can purchase the Kidsburgh Getaway Ticket Package and enjoy nine attractions. That's an almost 40% savings over the regular price of admissions. The Kidsburgh Getaway Ticket Package must be purchased in conjunction with hotel accommodations offered through the GPCVB "Get Away to Pittsburgh" program. For overnight stays ranging from $79.95 to $240 per night, families may choose from 27 hotel or B&B packages featured in Get Away to Pittsburgh, the GPCVB's guide to hotel and attraction discounts.

The Kidsburgh Getaway Ticket Package includes the following nine attractions:

Carnegie Museum of Art
See amazing sculptures and breathtaking paintings by some of the world's greatest artists. Art activities, gallery discussions and treasure hunts are just some of the happenings each weekend.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Prepare yourself to meet the first T. rex ever discovered, as well as 13 other dinosaur exhibits. A special place for all ages to touch and see things up close, to explore our world and to learn something new.

Carnegie Science Center and UPMC SportsWorks
Experience 250 hands-on exhibits; a world-class, interactive planetarium; and an authentic WW II vintage submarine. It's an amusement park for the mind. UPMC SportsWorks features more than 40 exhibits offering more than 60 interactive experiences designed to test your skills in virtual games and sporting events. Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (closed Aug. 15 through Nov. 15 during renovations) Once the Old Historic Post Office, it's now a place where children can get their hands on a sculpture of exploration, design an airplane, hear a story, watch a puppet show and so much more. Expansion complete in November 2004

National Aviary
Visit the only national aviary in the entire country. Stroll through the indoor tropical rain forest and come face to face with over 600 species of exotic and colorful birds from around the world.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Escape to a magnificent Victorian glasshouse and lavish gardens where ceilings of sky, walls of glass and floors of flowers entice the senses.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Take a walk on the wild side where little ones can cross a bridge suspended in a tree canopy, slide like penguins, or crawl underground and burrow like meerkats. Then enter the new aquarium where you'll meet exotic fish, stingrays and sharks.

Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center
Western Pennsylvania's extraordinary history and heritage come to life for the whole family at the History Center, in association with the Smithsonian Institution. The History Center brings 250 years of history to life.

PLUS: Free bonus tickets for four for the Duquesne Incline. Ride this 1877 cable car to Mount Washington, where you can enjoy a view of Downtown Pittsburgh, named one of America's most spectacular views by USA Weekend.

To request a copy of the guide and to book your getaway, call 1-877-LOVE-PGH or go to www.visitpittsburgh.com. The Family Fun section of the website provides a before-you-arrive peek at attractions via streaming video and virtual tours.

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