Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
February 5
6 – 10 p.m.

It’s time to explore “the birds and the bees” at one of the city’s top cultural destinations.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

For the February installment of its popular “After Dark” series, Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH) invites the 21 and up set to enjoy exclusive access to the Oakland institution. Satisfy your curiosity for the natural world over cocktails as you get to know the museum in a whole new light—after-hours and after dark, that is.

The late crowd can roam the museum’s world-renowned permanent collections and engaging hands-on spaces, explore special topics about nature and science, and experience uniquely-themed entertainment, music, activities and refreshments.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

This month’s edition features a fresh new theme that’s sure to get you into the swing of spring. Refresh your knowledge about the birds and the bees, explore the science behind natural aphrodisiacs and spin your partner round and round as you learn new dance steps with Steel City Squares.

Single and ready to mingle? Discover how people from ancient civilizations wooed potential partners, pucker up while tasting different types of honey and see if you have what it takes to become a professional beekeeper.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Channel your inner DIY crafter as you make traditional cultural gifts for friends and loved ones and study human anatomy with coloring book activities. Next, grab your mate and enjoy an inspiring look at the curious courtship rituals of the animal kingdom, and dance the night away to music by Pittsburgh Vibes Unlimited. The event will also feature hot appetizers, grab-and-go snacks and cash bars.

Admission includes access to the museum’s brand new exhibition, Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs. Featuring rare fossils, life-size models and hands-on interactive elements—all exploring the very first animals with backbones to fly under their own power—Pterosaurs is on view in the CMNH’s R. P. Simmons Family Gallery through May 22nd.

On Wednesday, February 3rd, don’t miss the museum’s special one-day only $3 discount on After Dark tickets (the event often sells out). Cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Purchase tickets.

Looking for more events? Read our 10 Pittsburgh events not to miss in February feature.

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...