One Wild Place, Highland Park
412-665-3640 or www.pittsburghzoo.org
Sure, kids can watch a nature film, but there's no substitute for seeing an actual animal. Even napping, the Siberian tiger is a majestic beast, the monkeys are playful and the polar bear is really that big. Then, there are the colorful fish that outside of aquariums rarely come face to face with humans. Come visit.
2nd: Carnegie Science Center, North Side
3rd: Children's Museum, North Side