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21+ Night at Science Center


For its next adults-only night, Carnegie Science Center is exploring the fascinating science of weather at 21+ StormFest on Friday, Feb. 6, from 6 – 10 p.m.

Make rocks and weather maps, discover the effects of El Niño and updrafts, see a tornado in a jar, and experiment with raindrops. Hands-on activity stations will be presented by students studying meteorology, geology, geographic information systems, mathematics, and education at California University of Pennsylvania and Ohio University.

Experience weather demos by Science Center staff in the Works Theater. Watch a pencil break a wooden board at tornado speeds and witness a million-volt lightning strike from a giant Tesla coil.

Guests are encouraged to try out activities throughout the building and to collect 14 stamps along the way. Visitors who complete the challenge get a free StormFest T-shirt, while supplies last.

Local band JD Eicher and the Goodnights will perform in the Robot Lounge.

21+ Night features the chance to experience four floors of hands-on exhibits – with no kids. Exhibits include SpacePlace, roboworld, and the Miniature Railroad & Village®. Cash bars are located throughout the building, and snacks are available for purchase.

Cost is $10 for tickets purchased by noon the day of the event, or $15 if purchased at the door.

For a few dollars more, visitors can watch an Omnimax movie on Pittsburgh’s biggest screen or catch a laser show in the Buhl Planetarium.

The USS Requin submarine and Highmark SportsWorks® will not be open during the event.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit


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