Carnegie Museum of Natural History presents After Dark

Satisfy your curiosity for the natural world as you (re)discover Carnegie Museum of Natural History…After Dark. Enjoy exclusive access to the museum’s permanent collection and hands-on spaces, explore special topics in science, and experience uniquely-themed, fun-filled entertainment and live music.

Registration for each event includes museum admission; refreshments and hors d’oeuvres are available for purchase.

All After Dark guests must be at least 21 years old. Proper identification is required, and 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.

Upcoming Event



Natural History of Cars… After Dark
Saturday, August 27
6–10 p.m.

Rumble over to the museum to take in a car show like no other! See Mustangs with motors, Falcons with fuel tanks, and Beetles with bumpers alongside their counterparts from the natural world at a special adult-only event. Test your pit crew skills by changing tires in the Pit Stop Challenge, or grab a controller and join the Pittsburgh Slotcar Racing League for a few laps around their miniature track. Watch “Grease,” enjoy music from Pittsburgh Vibes Unlimited, and see area design specialists at work. Learn about fossil fuels and horsepower in a way only a natural history museum could show you, and celebrate at the finish line with delicious refreshments!

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