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Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
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.)
Beer, wine, and light bites are available for purchase. Registration for each event includes museum admission. A selection of beverages and light bites are available for purchase (cash only). Parking is available for a flat rate of $7 in the museum's lot.
All After Dark guests must be at least 21 years old. Proper identification is required, and all guests must show ID at the door.
$15 in advance; $20 at the door; $13.50 for members
Evening parking is available in the museum's lot for a flat rate of $7.
Five times a year, Carnegie Museum of Natural History keeps its doors open late for a 21+ party with bars, live music, and curated programming designed to give guests a whole new museum experience. Each event features a pop-culture inspired theme, unique activities, and shows. Forget your weekend routine, or shake up date night. Come see who you’ll meet and what you’ll discover at the museum…After Dark.
Buy tickets at afterdark.carnegiemnh.org.
(Refunds are not available for After Dark events.)
Sponsored by UpGruv, Dollar Bank, Dos Equis, Miller Light, and Full Pint Brewing.