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It’s time for science after hours!

Experience a party atmosphere on all four floors of the Science Center after hours. With no kids around, expect deeper science content, riskier experiments, and party games with your friends. Experience a party atmosphere on all four floors of the Science Center after hours.  Enjoy relevant science through fun topics like sports, history, space, pop culture, and more. It’s the perfect adults-only night out in Pittsburgh!

Upcoming events:

21+ Night: Vikings

Fri., Feb. 10
6–10 pm

Dive into our new traveling exhibit in a kid-free environment. Explore the facts versus fiction of Viking lore, see live demonstrations, and discuss Norse mythology. Learn about the legacy of Vikings, from their influence on the English language to their mastery of the seas. Ticket includes admission to VIKINGS: Warriors of the North Sea.

Activities for 21+ Vikings will include:
  • Live music by Jay Michaels and Victor Abendano
  • Hear about blacksmithing from The Barefoot Forge
  • Lecture on Norse Mythology by Marcie Persyn, PhD
  • Make your own chainmail keychain
  • and more!

Sponsored By:

Penn Brewery Pennsylvania Brewing Company


21+ Night: Mars

Fri., March 10
6–10 pm

Get ready for a hot date on the Red Planet! Check out our newest permanent exhibition, Mars: The Next Giant Leap. Discover what we have learned about Mars and what it might be like to live there.

Sponsored By:

Sweet Water H.A.Z.Y IPA


21+ Night: Speakeasy Science

Fri., April 14
6–10 pm

Relive the roaring twenties with a Science Center twist! Dive into the culture and science of the prohibition era. Period costumes are encouraged!

Sponsored By:

Lone River Ranch Water

About 18+/21+ Nights at Carnegie Science Center:

Carnegie Science Center is not just for kids! 18+ events and adult-night events in Pittsburgh are not all the same. Whether you are looking for a great date night, a place to meet new friends, conversation about current science topics or events, or things to do in Pittsburgh, you can find them here. 18+ and 21+ Nights at the Science Center will challenge you, entertain you, and provide you with something different to do with friends.

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.

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