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Carnegie Science Center

If you want to go to the edge of the universe, make a splash, or a boom for your next event, think Carnegie Science Center. Our scenic North Shore location offers incredible city and Point views, convenient parking, awesome exhibits, and cool ideas for truly individual events. And our special events and catering team will help you create an event that’s unique, out of this world, and memorable. 

Food and beverage is provided by our on-site exclusive caterer, and we will work with you directly to plan your menu.

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Things to know:

  • Group Admission can be added on to any daytime room rental.
  • Ample parking available. Your guests can pay on their own or you can host it for them.
  • All event rentals include: Basic A/V, Tables/Chairs, Security, Custodial Services, and Event Supervision.

Tell us about your event and let us get back to you with ideas. Complete an About My Event form.

You can also call us at 412.237.3403 or e-mail us.  

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With spectacular views of the Pittsburgh skyline, PointView Hall inside Carnegie Science Center’s PPG SCIENCE PAVILION™ is a picture-perfect venue for wedding receptions, holiday parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, corporate receptions, lectures, galas, fundraisers, and other festivities. The stunning view of the skyline from the outdoor terrace adds an air of sophistication to this event space that you won’t find elsewhere.

Theater-style – 500
Cocktail reception – 500
Seated Dinner – 300
Wedding – 220

Theater-style seating; equipped with a/v such as a podium/microphone, large screen, projector, and theater lighting. Perfect for presentations or award ceremonies.

Seated – 300


This high-definition, full-dome experience will make your next event a celestial spectacular. Explore the world’s largest permanent robotics exhibition, roboworld®, and take a walking tour of western Pennsylvania at the world-renowned Miniature Railroad & Village®. Bring a group in for a Buhl Planetarium show or add one to your special event. Get married under the stars, hold a stellar award ceremony, or take your presentation to far reaches of the galaxy.

Fixed-Seated – 120*
Seated Dinner – 50
Cocktail reception – 250

*Buhl Planetarium Theater

We can mix up cool cocktails with liquid nitrogen, fog up your atmosphere, and fire up the Van de Graff generator to literally make your hair stand on end. A fun, creative alternative for corporate dinners, holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, bar & bat mitzvahs, and many other social events.

Seated Dinner  – 50-120
Cocktail Reception  – 200
Theater Style – 100

Make a splash with your guests as you explore rivers, water conservation, and aquatic environments. Overlooking the Ohio River, this hands-on space offers stunning views and opportunities for interactive animal experiences.

Cocktail Reception – 50


A fun alternative event venue for children and adults. Guests can climb the 24-foot rock wall and test their mettle on the new Ropes course. Ask about our team-building activities. Great event space for corporate meetings, bar and bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, and other social events.

Seated Dinner – 50
Cocktail Reception – 120

Book a live demonstration for your group and explore nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices, physical fitness, anatomy, and medical technology. Challenge a friend to mirror-image drawing and interact with a digital skeleton who mirrors their every move. The BodyStage also is available for small meetings and presentations.

Seated Dinner – 40
Cocktail Reception – 50


Why not rent the entire main building?! Includes all floors, all interactive exhibits, and you can even add on a few shows and demonstrations. The sky is the limit with a full building rental.

Talk with us about your plans! Capacity varies based on the event.

From Birthday celebrations, showers, or corporate meetings, the PPG Science Pavilion Classrooms are the perfect space.

Meeting – Up To 75


Note: Carnegie Museums reserves the right to decline or cancel bookings for our Event Spaces because of concerns regarding property damage, safety risks, legal liability and/or reputational harm to Carnegie Museums.  Further, Carnegie Museums does not accept bookings for partisan political events or fundraisers, including voter education, registration and get-out-the-vote drives led by partisan groups.