Carnegie Museum of Natural History presents After Dark

The lights are low, the bar is open, and the music is playing. Armed with a cocktail and your closest friend, you venture into a prehistoric world where giant sauropods tower over the bustling crowd and two T-Rexes cast in multi-colored lights are frozen in battle.

This isn’t the museum of your childhood. This is After Dark.

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.

Registration for each event includes museum admission; a wide selection of beverages and hors d’oeuvres are available for purchase (cash only). All After Dark guests must be at least 21 years old. Proper identification is required, and all guests must show ID at the door.

Upcoming Event



Beauty and the Beast After Dark
March 10, 2017
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$15 in advance; $20 at the door

Be our guest at an adult-only evening that will explore beauties and beasts in the natural world. Dress for a grand ball, and sip on cocktails as you enjoy our castle-like museum by night. Meet live animals, take a carriage ride, and have your picture taken with Belle at a special event inspired by Beauty and the Beast.

Registration for each event includes museum admission. Beer, wine, and light bites are available for purchase. Cash only. No weapons (fake or otherwise), masks, or backpacks allowed. (Face paint is permitted).

Refunds are not available for After Dark events.

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