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It’s time for science after hours!

Experience a party atmosphere after hours on all four floors of the Science Center. 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 winding down the summer with science!

Upcoming event:

18+ Night: Dirty 30

Fri., Oct. 22
6–10 pm

It’s time for science after hours at Carnegie Science Center! Party like it’s 1991 with your friends at 18+ Night. Enjoy live music and games, interactive science demos, and live shows packed with nineties nostalgia!

  • My So-called 90s Band opens in a new window will play a special unplugged, all request 90s show.
  • Relive some of the greatest science demonstrations from 1991 with liquid nitrogen and our million-volt Tesla coil.
  • Activities inspired by the top video games, movies, and sports moments of 1991.
  • Experience the joy of retro gaming with Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, and Turbografx 16 consoles. Try your hand at classic titles and explore technology unique to retro games.

Cap off the night with That 90s Laser Show in Buhl Planetarium (separate ticket purchase required at the ticket counter; tickets are limited).

Please note: Food and beverage are available in the RiverView Café. Proper identification must be presented for all alcohol purchases.

Remaining 18+ Nights:

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.