Courtesy Carnegie Science Center.

Carnegie Science Center
May 20
6 — 10 p.m.

If you’re still mourning the tragic loss of iconic pop star Prince (we will be forever) and want to explore one of Pittsburgh’s top destinations after it closes its doors to the public, then don’t miss this special no-kids night at Carnegie Science Center.

Courtesy Carnegie Science Center.

Robots, pop music and nostalgia will flow along the North Shore, where the region’s 21 and up set is invited to party like it’s 1999, relive dance floor moves and golden moments of lost youth, and explore the many wonders of science and technology.

Dust off that vintage prom attire (think: Pretty in Pink) and dance the night away inside the hands-on exhibit, Roboworld. The world’s largest permanent robotics display features replicas of some of Hollywood’s most famous  bots—such as Gort, HAL 9000 and C-3P0—and showcases the remarkable technology behind magnificent machines that can sense, think and act. Prom-goers can even challenge a robot to a competitive game of air hockey.

Courtesy Carnegie Science Center.

Pop into the Works Theater to perfect your Electric Slide and Mambo steps, learn to rumba along to romantic ballads from Titanic and Dirty Dancing and hone those nightclub moves as you listen to tracks by Boyz II Men, during lessons led by the Pittsburgh Dance Center. Providing the old school prom’s ‘90s-era soundtrack will be the Pittsburgh DJ Company.

Always wanted to be a Prom King or Queen? Attendees can do the honors and make their very own festive prom crown, while learning about different gems and minerals in the Science Center, and then capture the moment with a green screen photo.

The event also features cash bars, snacks (available for purchase), access to four floors of Science Center exhibitions, and a discount on Omnimax movies and laser shows. Proceeds from ticket sales ($10 in advance, and $15 at the door) will benefit the Pittsburgh Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Buy tickets.

Looking for more events? Read our 11 Pittsburgh events not to miss in May 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...