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



Poison After Dark
May 26, 2017
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and $13.50 for members.

Discover the science and lore of poison at an exciting 21+ night at the museum. Enjoy exclusive, early access to the brand new exhibition, The Power of Poison, where you can wander down a jungle path full of poisonous threats or step into the scene of a classic fairytale poisoning as you sip a themed cocktail.

Examine poisonous and venomous specimens from our hidden collection, meet live animals, and take specialized tours. Sample "miracle berries" that will temporarily alter your taste buds, and dance to DJ Bill Jakub from Pittsburgh Vibes Unlimited.

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

Refunds are not available for After Dark events.

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