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View of fireworks from the USS Requin submarine
View of fireworks from the USS Requin submarine

July 4th: Explosive Science!

Celebrate the Fourth of July with star-spangled science!

Thurs., July 4
6–11 pm

Secure the perfect view of Pittsburgh’s beautiful fireworks in an explosively fun way and get guaranteed parking in one of the Science Center’s lots. All tickets include a reserved viewing area, a movie and popcorn in The Rangos Giant Cinema, live entertainment, a cash bar, four floors of exhibits, and live theater shows.

Included for everyone:

Exclusive Perks for PointView Hall:

  • Separate cash bar
  • Exclusive entertainment
  • Exclusive buffet dinner in PointView Hall
    • Fried chicken
    • Hot dogs
    • Hamburgers
    • Corn on the cob
    • Spinach and strawberry salad with blueberries and goat cheese
    • Mediterranean chickpea salad with feta cheese, cucumber, tomato, red onion, chive, and parsley
    • Watermelon
    • Cookies and brownies
  • Special thank-you gift

Exclusive 21+ Rooftop Bar:

  • Adults-only fireworks viewing area
  • Separate cash bar
  • One drink ticket

Advance reservations are required. Call 412.237.3400 or purchase online.


Can I bring my own chair?
Yes! Bring a chair or blanket and set up in the Café Terrace seating starting at 6 pm! However, we are not responsible for any left or lost items. (For the safety of those with tickets to the 5thFloor Observatory or PointView Hall, setting up blankets and chairs will not be allowed in these areas.)

What do we do if it rains?
This event will happen rain or shine.

About July 4th Explosive Science at Carnegie Science Center:

Carnegie Science Center is a North Shore destination for science and technology, and this Independence Day, it is a can’t-miss spot for celebration! Make memories to last a lifetime with friends and family while learning a thing or two along the way.

Please see the safety guidelines in place to learn what is being done to ensure safe and fun experiences for all visitors.

NOTICE FOR ALL BUYERS – By attending an in-person event at any of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, you and any guests agree to voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold any presenting entities, artists, and the venue; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.