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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: True Crime

Fri., Feb. 28
6–10 pm

Whodunnit?! Put your sleuthing skills to the test as secrets and motives are exposed. It’s a night of law, order, and science for the wannabe crime-solving experts as forensic science is explored.

  • Meet the host of KDKA’s Pittsburgh Oddcast and the founder of the Odd, Mysterious, and Fascinating History of Pittsburgh John Schalcosky to uncover sensationally bizarre tales of true crime in Pittsburgh’s history.
  • Become a crime scene investigator while examining our mock crime site.
  • Discover the basics of identifying fingerprints, tire tracks, and dental impressions.
  • Take a stab at a mini-escape room.
  • Play a memory game to test the reliability of eyewitness testimony.
  • Draw a composite photo to verify your friend’s identity.
  • Attend a Continuing Legal Education Panel Discussion organized by the Young Lawyers Division of the Allegheny County Bar Association and moderated by Tom Cocchi (Zimmer Kunz, PLLC).
    • Panelists include: Dan Cuddy (Zimmer Kunz, PLLC), Mark Adams (Akman & Associates), James Baker (Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office), and Cory Bauer (GTN Law)
  • Join Bruce Antkowiak in the search for truth exploring “Brady violations, bad science, and wrongful convictions.”
  • Look at scientific evidence from the Erie “Pizza Bomber” case (as seen on the Netflix documentary series Evil Genius) with Douglas Sughrue (Sughrue Law).
  • Plus, enjoy four floors of exhibits, cash bars, and forensic science activities at our law and order party!

*Note: Some content at this event involves sensitive topics based on true events including mildly simulated crime scenes, discussions of historical crimes including murder, and graphic forensic science.

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. buildings are gun free facilities and our entire campus is smoke and tobacco free. This includes smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes or vaping devices. 

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Science After Hours: Saved by the Bell

Fri., March 20
6–10 pm

Oh, Screech! Get out your parachute pants, neon muscle tees, and bedazzled blouses for 90s-inspired science experiments, activities, and totally radical revelry. Dress like you’re all that and a bag of chips!

  • Get messy and make mistakes at our Physics Smash Lab show inspired by Miss Fizzle and Bill Nye the Science Guy. #ScienceRules 
  • Head over to Highmark SportsWorks® if you have the “GUTS” to climb our Aggro Crag mountain.
  • Quack with your Mighty Ducks while playing at a giant bubble hockey table.
  • Explore the “Stars Over Bayside High School” in Buhl Planetarium.
  • Pluto was demoted like George Costanza in the 90s – Join Ralph Crewe for a comedic explanation of, “What’s the deal with Pluto?”
  • Get jiggy at the “Now that’s what I call 90s,” video lip sync showcase.
  • BAM! We’re turning up the heat like Emeril and making Fruit Flambee in the BodyStage.
  • Don’t Screech! Just get “Saved By The Science” at our Works Theater Show.
  • Plus enjoy four floors of exhibits, cash bars at the Max (RiverView Café), and retro games while we party like it’s 1999!

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Science After Hours: Indiana Jones

Fri., April 10
6–10 pm

Find out if X marks the spot at our night of discovery, archaeology, and excitement! Cruise around four floors of exhibits, enjoy cash bars, and add on to the adventure by purchasing tickets to the blockbuster Mummies of The World: The Exhibition.

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