• We will be closed all day on Saturday, May 30, due to a special event.

Adult Programs

21+ Night Perk!

Mark your calendar:

1/1/2014 to 8/15/2015

Aug. 14 – Science of Beer

1/1/2014 to 9/19/2015

Sept. 18 – Science of Wine

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

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21+ Night

6 – 10 pm

All those who have ever wanted to enjoy Carnegie Science Center without having to elbow 8-year-olds out of the way for a chance to compete against the Air Hockeybot or launch a rocket into the air, will not want to miss 21+ Night at Carnegie Science Center.

Highmark Sportsworks® and the USS Requin Submarine will not be open for the evening.



21+ Coffee

May 29, 2015

Science will be brewing as we explore the science of coffee!

Learn about roasting coffee, explore different brewing methods, discover how to taste subtle differences in your cup of joe, and uncover why beans from different parts of the world produce different flavors. Local coffee shops will demonstrate the science behind their favorite brews.

Activities in the BodyStage will focus on coffee "cupping" and how professionals taste and describe coffee flavors. Shows in the Works Theater will explore how roasting and brewing methods impact flavor.

Hate throwing away your single-serve coffee machine cups? Bring in your used and emptied K-cups and turn them into seed starters with our make-and-take activity. Use coffee ground fertilized potting soil and wildflower seeds to give these cups a second life.

As always, 21+ Night features the chance to experience four floors of hands-on exhibits – with no kids! Exhibits include SpacePlace, roboworld, and the Miniature Railroad & Village®. Cash bars are located throughout the building, and snacks are available for purchase.

Local group "Ray Lanich Band" will perform in the Robot Lounge.

Cost is just $10 for tickets purchased by noon the day of the event, or $15 if purchased at the door.

For a few dollars more, visitors can watch an Omnimax movie on Pittsburgh’s biggest screen or catch a laser show in the Buhl Planetarium.



21+ Gaming

June 19, 2015

21+ Nights' got game! Discover the science of gaming as we explore board games, video games, and role-playing games!

Rivers Casino will be here, too, to give you hands-on practice with Blackjack, Roulette, and Craps in our Works Theater. You will even get the chance to use training cards and chips to play these favorite casino table games.

Join the Gaming Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania, too, to play board games or get a crash course intro to Dungeons and Dragons. Explore a virtual Science Center on our Minecraft server! Make a new friend and get interactive with games from City of Play.

Best of all, play with our exhibits – with no kids!




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