Carnegie Science Center

Carnegie Science Center
February 17
6—10 p.m.

Forget Sex, Lies and Videotape, it’s time for Sex, Love and Science. For the next installment of its 21+ no-kids series, Carnegie Science Center is shining a spotlight on one of humankind’s everlasting mysteries.

Celebrate the Valentine’s Day season of lovebirds—and get ready for the rebirth of spring—during this fresh new twist on the birds and the beers. Equal parts cheeky and scientific, the lively event will rewrite the book on your happy hour by putting the science of sexuality under the microscope.

Conduct hands-on experiments as you test the strength of latex, use medical diagrams to create artistic collages to take home, and participate in a large-scale simulation as you “swap fluids” to discover how diseases are spread.

Explore the science behind scents believed to have aphrodisiac effects, and then test their potency by cuddling up with your sweetheart under the stars to enjoy a romantic view of the night sky in the Buhl Planetarium.

Attending stag or with your BFF? Sign up for the speed dating session inside the Works Theater, where party-goers will get acquainted, geek out over science, and respond to stimulating conversation prompts.

In the spirit of Woody Allen’s 1972 comedy, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask), experts will be on hand to answer all of your burning questions about human biology and reproduction.

Head into the Center’s newest exhibit, BodyWorks, to marvel at the wondrous inner workings of the human body. Featuring 40 new interactive exhibits, live shows, and demonstrations, BodyWorks gets into the nitty-gritty of human blood, guts, bones, brains, senses, and more. Pump a heart, stretch your intestines, trick your senses, make your skeleton dance, and see preserved human organs.

The event will also feature live music by Antz Marching in the Robot Lounge, cash bars, and snacks for sale. In addition to enjoying exclusive access to all four floors of the Science Center after-hours, attendees will receive a discount on Omnimax and laser shows.

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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...