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Adult Programs

1/1/2014 to 8/17/2018

Fri., Aug. 17
21+ Beer Night: Explore the chemistry behind beer and try samples from local breweries!

1/1/2014 to 4/20/2018

Fri., April 20
Don’t Try This At Home

1/1/2014 to 5/4/2018

Fri., May 4
Sci-Fi

1/1/2014 to 11/30/2018

Fri., Nov. 30
21+ Game Night

1/1/2014 to 2/15/2019

Fri., Feb. 15
21+ Night: Sex, Love, and Science

1/1/2014 to 3/15/2019

Fri., March 15
21+ Night: Mardi Gras

1/1/2014 to 4/12/2019

Fri., April 12
21+ Night: Medieval Times


Proper identification is required, and all guests must show ID at the door.

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Science After Hours

6–10 pm

Gather your friends for an adults-only night at Carnegie Science Center. The museum is reopened after 5 pm for a themed party with adults 21 and older. With no kids around, expect deeper science content, riskier experiments, and more!


Science After Hours: Breaking Bad

Fri., Jan. 24
6-10 pm
$15 in advance, $20 at the door

There’s been a Heisenberg sighting at the Science Center. Tread lightly and explore the chemistry of one of the greatest television shows of all time! It’s a “Dead Freight” kind of night so call Saul (and a babysitter) for a night out at Pittsburgh’s most-visited museum!

  • See explosive chemical reactions in action in the Works Theater show, “Breaking Science.”
  • Walt and Jesse attempt to dissolve organic matter inside a bathtub using hydrofluoric acid. Explore the effects of acid on organic matter.
  • Walt builds a mercury oxide battery to jump start the RV when he and Jesse were stranded in the desert. Learn how to create a homemade battery and car chargers.
  • Hank finds out firsthand the dangers of over-carbonating his Schraderbräu craft beer. Discover the effects of carbonation in homebrewed beer.
  • Walt and Jesse drive a magnet-equipped truck alongside a wall outside the evidence room erasing computer hard drives and sending evidence across the room. Test magnetic forces from a distance.
  • Brock came across the toxic lily of the valley plant. Identify plants and berries you should not touch or eat.
  • Plus, check out four floors of engaging exhibits, enjoy some beverages and more at our mad scientist party!

*Disclaimer: Our event will not instruct visitors in the methods of illegal drug manufacturing or other unlawful materials, nor will it glorify drug use or make light of the profound negative effect that methamphetamines have had on our community. It is meant to compare the Breaking Bad version of science to real-world fundamentals. For instance, we are looking at experiments that relate to chemistry, physics, toxicology, and biochemistry – all concepts the show addresses but are not scientifically factual. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our Adult Programs Manager Lamont Craven at CravenL@CarnegieScienceCenter.org.

For the safety and comfort of all of our visitors and the preservation of our exhibits, there are a few restrictions. Firearms and Weapons of any kind are not permitted in our buildings. Our buildings are gun free facilities and our entire campus is smoke and tobacco free. This includes smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes or vaping devices.

Breaking Bad

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Science After Hours: True Crime

Fri., Feb. 28

Whodunnit?! Put your sleuthing skills to the test as secrets and motives are exposed.

True Crime

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Science After Hours: Saved by the Bell

Fri., March 20

Get out your pleather pants, metallic clothing, and maxi coats for 90s inspired experiments, activities, and revelry.

Saved by the Bell

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