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21+ Nights
21+ Nights

Adult Programs

Mark your calendar
Upcoming 21+ Nights:

1/1/2014 to 8/17/2018

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

1/1/2014 to 4/20/2018

April 20
Don’t Try This At Home

1/1/2014 to 5/4/2018

May 4

1/1/2014 to 11/30/2018

Nov. 30
21+ Game Night

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+ Night: Romero Lives

Oct., 12, 2018
6–10 pm

Celebrate the legacy of the master of macabre, George Romero, with an adult-only zombie homecoming party! Suit up in your best Halloween attire, and get ready to party with an unparalled view of the city skyline in PointView Hall. It’s spooky science and more on the night of the living dead!

Your 21+ Night ticket includes:

  • See a screening of the George Romero classic, Creepshow, and explore activities and demonstrations from the anthology film. See creeping cockroaches, discover plants that kill, and more!
  • Observe live brains with Carnegie Mellon University Professor Timothy Verstynen as he shares his lecture on, “The Living Dead Brain: What human brains teach us about zombie minds”
  • Enjoy a FREE zombie-themed rum sample from Maggie’s Farm Rum
  • Go behind-the-scenes with the team behind the “godfather of gore” Tom Savini’s Special Make-Up Effects Program, and see special effects art in action
  • Watch short films, inspired by Romero, from the Douglas Education Center’s George A. Romero’s Filmmaking Program, and meet the filmmakers
  • Trick-or-treat! Be on the lookout for surprise goodies scattered throughout the museum
  • Receive a $20 FREE PLAY voucher from Rivers Casino
  • Flashback to the horrors of high school as Pittsburgh’s scariest haunted house, ScareHouse, brings classic high school faculty back to life for an epic zombie homecoming dance
  • Jam out to laser karaoke in Buhl Planetarium
  • Party to the sounds of DJ Solo Dolo
  • Explore the history of science fiction as we bring a fan-favorite back to life in our Frankenscience show in the Works Theater
  • Plus, enjoy music, cash bars, four floors of exhibit exploration, and no kids!

Be crowned the winners of the 21+ Night: Romero Lives Costume Contest!

Suit up in your best Halloween costume, and enter the 21+ Night: Romero Lives Costume Contest! Prizes will be awarded to participants in the following costume categories: Best Individual Costume, Best Couples Costume, Best Dead Scientist Costume, and Best Overall Costume.

Science Center staff will select their favorites from each category, rating the participants on originality, creativity, quality, and presentation. The winners will be announced at the end of the evening in PointView Hall.

Click here to read the official rules.

Admission cost is $15 for tickets purchased by noon the day of the event. If tickets are still available, they can be purchased for $20 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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