7340 Butler St., Highland Park
412-365-2536 or www.pittsburghzoo.org
They’ve got fur, scales and feathers, flippers, paws and wings. They can run, swim, dig, fly and brachiate. And if the hundreds of mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians who live here can’t amuse the kids for an afternoon … well, you must know different kids than we do.
2nd: Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, North Side
3rd: National Aviary, North Side