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Carnegie Science Center shutting down Oct. 8-12

Shirley McMarlin
| Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
A computer rendering of the Carnegie Science Center after the expansion is complete and the PPG logo is added.
Carnegie Science Center
A computer rendering of the Carnegie Science Center after the expansion is complete and the PPG logo is added.

The Carnegie Science Center on Pittsburgh's North Side will close for renovations on Oct. 8, reopening at 5 p.m. Oct. 13 for “21+ Night: Mad Science.”

While the center is closed, improvements will be made to the main lobby and café, a new theater and new exhibits and classrooms in the PPG Science Pavilion.

Running until 10 p.m., “21+ Night: Mad Science” will be a Friday the 13th no-kids night that will include a Halloween costume party.

Pittsburgh Heat Dance Company will offer a Monster Mash dance lesson, featuring moves from Michael Jackson's “Thriller” video, and a building-wide flash mob at the end of the night.

ScareHouse, ranked as one of America's Scariest Halloween Attractions, will offer information on the history of superstitions around the world, a live life-casting demonstration and Creepy Comedy Improv.

Visitors can enjoy a free sample from Wigle Whiskey, along with spooky science demonstrations, ghost stories and tales from survivors of paranormal investigations, costume laser karaoke and adult trick-or-treating.

Cash bars will be located throughout the building and light bites will be sold.

Admission to “Mad Science” is $12 in advance or $17 at the door. Visitors will need valid photo identification to receive event wristbands.

Details: 412-237-3400 or carnegiesciencecenter.org

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, smcmarlin@tribweb.com or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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