ShareThis Page
Art & Museums

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

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

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me