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1/1/2014 to 4/20/2018

April 20 – Don’t Try This At Home

1/1/2014 to 5/4/2018

May 4 – Sci-Fi

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.


21+ Night Don’t Try This at Home

April 20, 2018
6–10 pm

Get ready for our most explosive 21+ Night as we push science to the limit! Join us in the “danger zone” as we implode, blow up, and shock the night away with a series of demonstrations you should most definitely not try at home!

  • See some of our riskiest science demonstrations: Hydrogen Balloon Balls of Fire, Liquid Nitrogen Bombs, Electric Chain of Pain, and more!
  • Check out the Miracle Elixir Side Show in our Science Stage
  • See a 20-foot Tesla Coil Firing
  • Participate in thrilling challenges with exploding watermelons
  • Pass a carbon dioxide bubble with your friends
  • Experiment with a bed of nails
  • Try your balance at slacklining with Pittsburgh Steel City Slackers
  • Keep the adrenaline pumping on our 25-foot Rock Wall or defy gravity on the Ropes Challenge in Highmark SportsWorks®
  • Launch a rocket with Pittsburgh Rocket Club
  • Plus, cash bar and no kids!
  • Click here to add on to your adventure by purchasing a ticket to see Back to the Future at The Rangos Giant Cinema!

Admission cost is just $12 for tickets purchased by Noon the day of the event. If tickets are still available, they can be purchased for $17 at the door. Tickets will be sold until the event is sold out.

Once you have purchased tickets, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. To obtain your event wristband, show your Photo I.D. at the ticket counter when you arrive for 21+ Night.

21+ Night Don’t Try This at Home

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21+ Night Sci-Fi

May 4, 2018
6–10 pm

May the fourth be with you at 21+ Night Sci-Fi! Come dressed as your favorite character as we explore the science fiction behind comics, movies, and literature. Enjoy panel discussions, interactive experiments, and meet fan favorites.

  • Explore the origins of science fiction with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and our live theater show, Frankenscience
  • Discover the science of special effects with Tonlin FX
  • Practice combat stage fighting with Allegheny Alley Fight
  • Check out a live Black Panther Panel Discussion
  • Design and laser cut a sci-fi themed I.D. Badge in our Fab Lab Sci-Fi Workshop*
  • Snap a selfie with the Steel City Ghostbusters
  • See the Delorean from Back to the Future with Steel City Time
  • Test your sci-fi knowledge under the stars in our Sci-Fi Triva Challenge in the Buhl Planetarium
  • Plus, cash bar and no kids!
  • Click here to add on to your adventure by purchasing a ticket to Spaceballs at The Rangos Giant Cinema

Costumes are encouraged, but no weapons or face masks allowed. Face paint is permitted.

*Additional price applies.

Admission cost is just $12 for tickets purchased by Noon the day of the event. If tickets are still available, they can be purchased for $17 at the door. Tickets will be sold until the event is sold out.

Once you have purchased tickets, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. To obtain your event wristband, show your Photo I.D. at the ticket counter when you arrive for 21+ Night.

21+ Night Sci-Fi

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Fab Lab Sci-Fi Workshop + 21+ Night

Design and laser cut a sci-fi themed I.D. Badge. Please select a time to register. This price includes your ticket to 21+ Night Sci-Fi.

6:30 pm

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