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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. From space to robots, it’s the perfect night out for ages 18+ in Pittsburgh. Socialize with your friends by kicking off the summer with science!

Upcoming event:

18+ Night: Game Night!

Fri., June 17
6–10 pm

Ready, player one? It’s time for Game Night at the Science Center! Come play retro video games, join in on casual or competitive game tournaments, learn some new board games, try your luck at games of chance, or engage in tabletop role playing games.


Remaining 18+ Nights:

18+ Night: Colorful Collision

Fri., July 29
6–10 pm

Ever wonder how creativity and science connect? Let us paint you a picture at 18+ Night: Colorful Collision. Enjoy demonstrations and interactive activities about the science of art and the art of science. Engage your creative side and marvel at the sights and sounds around you.


18+ Night: Black & Gold Science

Fri., Sept. 23
6–10 pm

Here we go! Explore the science behind football with a little Yinzer pride at 18+ Night: Black and Gold Science. Discover the physics of a perfectly thrown spiral, how helmets absorb the energy behind big hits, and the biology of peak athletic performance. Black and gold attire encouraged!


18+ Night: Heroes & Villains

Fri., Oct. 28
6–10 pm

Halloween is here as the Science Center gets taken over by familiar costumed characters. Enjoy a line up of regional comic writers and artists and indulge in spooktacular fun (Costumes strongly encouraged!). Choose your side as we line up the biggest heroes and strongest villains. Get your photo taken at your favorite exhibit and enjoy a night out with your favorite masked vigilantes. Excelsior!

About 18+ 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, conversation about current science topics or events, or things to do in Pittsburgh, you can find them here. 18+ 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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