- $29 for a 2015 family season pass ($50 value)
The pass is valid for two adults and up to four children at one time. Weather permitting, the PNC Carousel is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from April 11th through October 18th.
More than a century ago, the original Schenley Park Carousel took its first spin at the corner of Panther Hollow and Greenfield Roads. So when the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy breathed new life into the park in 2006 after many years as a parking lot, a carousel was viewed as essential to carrying on the land's legacy. The PNC Carousel is the crown jewel of Schenley Plaza, its mirrored facades glittering in the sunlight with every revolution. Like the original, a menagerie of animals sponsored by some of Pittsburgh's most charitable citizens honors the city's diverse population and secret wishes for an all-animal city council.
The Victorian-style finishes are complemented by a pipe organ, which plays old-fashioned tunes as little ones glide up and down on eagles, giraffes, and elephants. Older riders are welcome to board the stationary seats, and the wheelchair-accessible design ensures all guests can take a spin.