21 + Sci Fi @ Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh [19 May]

21 + Sci Fi

18:00 - 22:00

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Carnegie Science Center
1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212
Join us for one of the most popular no-kids nights of the year! 21+ Sci Fi is back to explore the science behind science fiction with hands-on activities and special shows.

Visitors will have the chance to snap a selfie with a Stormtrooper and other Star Wars character favorites courtesy of Garrison Carida, a chapter of the 501st Legion, and the Rebel Legion Star Wars costuming groups. Sci-fi fans can mingle with members of the Steel City Ghostbusters and take a picture in front of the Steel City Time Machine, a DeLorean made to look like the Back to the Future time machine.

Learn about Mars exploration through the lens of Orson Wells War of the Worlds in our show «Mars Madness.» Join in the fun with Foley Effects to recreate the chilling Halloween broadcast of War of the Worlds! Join the search for Martian life, in fact and fiction. Discover how robots are teaching us about the Red Planet, paving the way for Earthlings to «invade» Mars in the future.

Other activities include making «ectoplasm» slime to take home and exploring futuristic technology like 3D printing, which would have been considered science fiction just a few decades ago. Get a photo taken in front of our green screen to transport yourself into your favorite sci-fi universe. Make a hover craft that you can take home. Bring a few bits of a sci-fi tale — a tattooed astronaut, a moon made entirely of secrets, a space detective with nothing to lose — and Dr. Karl Smith will write you a short story on his typewriter that you'll get to keep! 10 Cent Stories

Enjoy live music from local group GumBand in the Robot Lounge.

As always, 21+ Night features live music, cash bars, snacks available for purchase, and the chance to experience four floors of hands-on exhibits – with no kids! Participants get a discount on Omnimax movies and laser shows that evening.

Admission is just $12 for tickets purchased by noon the day of the event. If tickets are still available, they can be purchased for $17 at the door. Tickets will be sold until the event is sold out.

Once you have purchased tickets, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. To obtain your event wristband, show your Photo I.D. at the ticket counter when you arrive for 21+ Night.

Details and Tickets: carnegiesciencecenter.org/programs/adult-programs-21-plus-night/
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