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

October

22

Haunted Museum: Year of the Vampire…After Dark
Saturday, October 22
6–10 p.m.
$15 in advance; $20 at the door

Welcome to our house. Come freely. Go safely... at Haunted Museum: Year of the Vampire... After Dark. Join us for a blood-chilling Halloween blowout this October that's all about fabled vampires and nature's real blood sucking creatures. Scarehouse will send in some of their best vampires to lurk in designated areas of the museum. Local oddities collector Trundle Manor will create an elaborate display straight out of a vampire's lair, and DJ Bill Jakub of Pittsburgh Vibes Unlimited will provide music. We'll have Transylvanian specimens, blood science experiments, signature cocktails, adult trick or treating, and more for a ghoulishly good time you can only find in the historic halls of the museum.

Come in costume, but leave your wooden stakes at home as there are no weapons (fake or otherwise), masks, or backpacks allowed. (Face paint is permitted).

Registration for each event includes museum admission. Beer, wine, 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.

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