CMNH

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
December 15
6—10 p.m.

If you’re already counting the days until the release of Stranger Things season three in 2019, you can get your fix of the paranormal this Friday at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

For its latest “After Dark” event — which dims the lights and keeps the world-class destination open late for the 21-plus crowd — the museum will blur the lines between science and fiction.

Inspect natural history oddities and mysterious specimens from the collections, enter the “upside down” inside the Carnegie Music Hall Foyer and snap a selfie with menacing “government employees” wearing hazmat suits.

Grab a walkie-talkie and join a scavenger hunt, dissect Demogorgon-like creatures — if you dare — and play retro console video games with Mega Cat Studios.

Inspired by hit TV shows like “Stranger Things” and “The X-Files,” the supernatural happening will also feature dancing, hands-on activities and a screening of “E.T.” in the Earth Theater.

Come dressed as Eleven, Mike or chief Hopper and compete in costume competitions, and show off your diplomacy skills playing Dungeons and Dragons.

To satisfy your late-night cravings, there will be a waffle bar, beer, wine and light bites.

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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...