After Dark at Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Pittsburgh’s Night at the Museum
Rediscover Carnegie Museum of Natural History… After Dark. When the lights go down, the music goes up, and an adult-only night at the museum begins. Sip on a cocktail while you gaze up at a T-rex, see exciting shows or live music in the historic Carnegie Music Hall, and enjoy free reign over the halls of Carnegie Museum. Each After Dark has a unique party theme that makes it one of the coolest things to do in Pittsburgh. Programming includes hand-on activities you can take home, live music, demonstrations, and more. Step away from your normal date night or shake up your weekend routine and see who you’ll meet and what you’ll discover…After Dark.
All After Dark guests must be at least 21 years old. Proper identification is required for a fun night at the museum, so all guests must show ID at the door. Parking at the museum’s six-level parking facility is available after 5 p.m. at a pay-on-entry fee of $6. Looking for new and exciting things to do in Pittsburgh?
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Discover what is science and what is fiction at a special paranormal and sci-fi-themed 21+ after hours event. Inspired by popular series like Stranger Things and The X-Files, this After Dark will explore the oddities of the natural history museum and mysterious specimens from our collections. Use walkie talkies on a scavenger hunt throughout the museum. Come dressed up to enter a Stranger Things costume competition, or play some Dungeons and Dragons. Mega Cat Studios will be on-site with some original 1980s-style video games that you can play on vintage game consoles.
Dissect Demogorgon-like creatures, and enter a different dimension with an “upside down” experience in the Carnegie Music Hall Foyer. Snap a picture with some “government employees” in hazmat suits, and catch a classic 1980s movie on the big screen in the Earth Theater. Enjoy a waffle bar, drinks, dancing, hands-on activities, and more at a supernatural night of mystery.
Please note that no weapons (fake or otherwise), masks, or backpacks are allowed. (Face paint is permitted.)
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and $13.50 for members.