The PNC Carousel carries on an historic tradition of carousels in Pittsburgh parks
The original Schenley Park Carousel was opened to the public at the corner of Panther Hollow and Greenfield roads in 1913. Both today's carousel and the original showcased a menagerie of animals that symbolize the fellowship and diversity of Pittsburgh.
Erected in 2006, this Victorian-style carousel was built by American craftsmen and generously funded by the PNC Financial Services Group. The PNC Carousel is Schenley Plaza’s feature family attraction. Visitors of all ages and abilities can enjoy its lively colors and old-fashioned pipe organ music.
2017 PNC Carousel Season
May 13, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Monday - Sunday, 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Summer extended hours: Ride until 8PM on Fridays and Saturdays (June - September)
Each season, you can ride the PNC Carousel for free on the second Sunday during Kids' Days! Kids' Days are free, family-friendly events that also include face painting, balloon artists, and other activities.
The PNC Carousel will be closed for major holidays on May 29, July 4, and September 4.
You and your family can ride the carousel without tokens all season with a Family Season Pass! Season Passes are valid for two adults and up to four children.
Riding the carousel
- Tokens for rides on the carousel can be purchased at the token machine located by the carousel for $2. Family Season Passes are available for $60.
- The carousel is intended for our younger park users. We ask that riders over 18 use one of the many stationary animals.
- Riders must be taller than 4 feet or accompanied by an adult.
- The carousel is wheelchair accessible; an operator is available for assistance.