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. See our current menus.
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 412.237.1651 or e-mail us.
PointView Hall and Terrace – Third Floor
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 – 450
Seated banquet-style – 320
Science Stage - First Floor
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
Buhl Planetarium and Second Floor Exhibit Areas
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.
Seated – 175
Cocktail reception – 250
Theater seating – 146
Works Theater and 4th-Floor Exhibits
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 – 120
Cocktails – 150
Covestro Gallery - H2Oh!: Why Our Rivers Matter
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.
Seated – 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.
Cocktails – 350
BodyWorks 3rd Floor Exhibit and BodyStage
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.
80 seated with stools & chairs
40 seated with round tables
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.
Wean Family 4th-Floor Overlook
A scenic river-view space, perfect for small meetings, birthday parties, and other social gatherings.
Seated – 50
Reception – 60
SportsWorks Classrooms A/B
Want to have a meeting, and then climb a rock wall? Consider the Science Center’s SportsWorks classroom spaces.
Seated – 60
Reception – 70