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    We will close at 4 pm on Aug. 30 for the Steelers Game.

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Adult Programs

Mark your calendar:

1/1/2014 to 8/17/2018

Aug. 17 6–10 pm
21+ Beer Night: Explore the chemistry behind beer and try samples from local breweries!

1/1/2014 to 4/20/2018

April 20 6–10 pm
Don’t Try This At Home

1/1/2014 to 5/4/2018

May 4 6–10 pm

Proper identification is required, and all guests must show ID at the door.

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21+ Night

6 – 10 pm

All those who have ever wanted to enjoy Carnegie Science Center without having to elbow 8-year-olds out of the way for a chance to compete against the Air Hockeybot or launch a rocket into the air, will not want to miss 21+ Night at Carnegie Science Center.

21+ Beer Night

Aug., 17, 2018
6–10 pm

Gather the squad for a cheers-and-beers night! Science is brewing as we explore the chemistry behind this fermented concoction at 21+ Beer Night. Enjoy FREE samples of beers from local breweries including: Southern Tier Brewing Company, Penn Brewery, Block House Brewing Company, Fury Brewing Company, North Country Brewing Company, 11th Hour Brewing Company, The Leaning Cask Brewing Company, Helltown Brewing LLC, Couch Brewery, 4 Seasons Brewing, Rusty Gold Brewing, and Dogfish Head! Plus, receive a commemorative souvenir tasting cup for beer sampling!

  • Learn about the science of beer with presentations from expert Brooke Franus, owner of Stewards of Beer
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at equipment and ingredients used in the home brew process with TRASH (Three Rivers Alliance of Serious Home-brewers)
  • Chat with the owners of Brew: The Museum of Beer
  • Join Master Cicerone® and Beer Educator Brian Reed for a beer and cheese pairing presentation
  • Challenge friends to a game of GIANT beer pong or step up your game at an “old school” beer pong tournament with Disappearing Ink
  • Laughter meets libations in a Terry Jones and T-Robe stand-up comedy show in the Science Stage
  • Class is in session with beer aficionado Gene Ribnicky and a crash course version of his Beer School Program
  • Put your skills to the test in our Tipsy Science Warrior Challenge
  • Go aboard USS Requin (SS 481) Submarine, a uniquely immersive experience (open until 8 pm)
  • Receive FREE PLAY vouchers from Rivers Casino
  • Experiment with yeast and sugar to learn more about the chemical reactions that occur in fermentation
  • Cool off at our liquid nitrogen frozen s’mores bar
  • Snap some pics and turn them into a custom GIF with the GifBooth from DigiBooths
  • Plus, live music, four floors of exhibit exploration, cash bars, and no kids!
  • For an extra fee, immerse yourself within the pulsing energy of a stadium concert by one of the most popular musical acts! See U2 3D at 9:30 pm on Pittsburgh’s largest screen!

Admission cost is $24 for tickets purchased by noon the day of the event. If tickets are still available, they can be purchased for $29 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.

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