After Dark at Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

April 10
6 – 10 p.m.

You don’t need Ben Stiller and Dick Van Dyke to experience your very own night at the museum.

Thanks to After Dark at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, you can satisfy your curiosity about the natural world—and your craving for spring cocktails—during a one-of-kind-night at the Oakland destination.

Whether you grew up admiring the massive T. rex as a kid or are brand new to the Burgh, don’t miss this rare opportunity to (re)discover one of Pittsburgh’s top local treasures and enjoy exclusive adults-only access to the museum’s outstanding permanent collection and hands-on spaces during a time that it’s normally closed to the public.

What’s the dress code? Tie on your best toga and get ready for a wild ride, because the theme for Friday’s night of museum merrymaking is Animal House … After Dark.

Party along on lively docent-led tours of the museum’s weird and wild side, explore special science topics and dance the night away to Pittsburgh Vibes Unlimited. In the museum’s Earth Theater, party-goers will LOL watching the 1978 classic, National Lampoon’s Animal House.

Cap off your animal kingdom evening off by meeting a cheetah and other creatures, during a special celeb visit from Jack Hanna’s animals along with experts from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Don’t sleep on getting tickets because After Dark is likely to sell out. Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door (includes museum admission, beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres). Open to ages 21 and up.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...