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.
After Dark: Strangest Things
Discover what is science and what is fiction at a special paranormal and sci-fi-themed 21+ after hours event. Inspired by popular series like Stranger Things and The X-Files, this After Dark will explore the oddities of the natural history museum and mysterious specimens from our collections. Use walkie talkies on a scavenger hunt throughout the museum. Come dressed up to enter a Stranger Things costume competition, or play some Dungeons and Dragons. Mega Cat Studios will be on-site with some original 1980s-style video games that you can play on vintage game consoles.
Dissect Demogorgon-like creatures, and enter a different dimension with an "upside down" experience in the Carnegie Music Hall Foyer. Snap a picture with some "government employees" in hazmat suits, and catch a classic 1980s movie on the big screen in the Earth Theater. Enjoy a waffle bar, drinks, dancing, hands-on activities, and more at a supernatural night of mystery.
Please note that no weapons (fake or otherwise), masks, or backpacks are allowed. (Face paint is permitted.)
Friday, December 15, 2017 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and $13.50 for members.
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