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, unparalleled views of downtown Pittsburgh and the Point and a grand 1,600-foot outdoor terrace and overlook, the top floor of the new PPG Science Pavilion is soon to be the best event space in all of Pittsburgh. Ideal for a wide range of events, including conferences, corporate events, and private rentals including weddings.
Seated – 350-450
Reception – 600
Theater-style – 500
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
2nd-Floor Exhibit Area
Explore the world’s largest permanent robotics exhibition, roboworld™, and take a walking tour of western Pennsylvania at the world-renowned Miniature Railroad & Village®. A lively space for corporate receptions, holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, and other social events.
Seated – 175
Cocktails – 250
Buhl Planetarium - Second Floor
This high-definition, full-dome experience will take you to the far reaches of the galaxy. Bring a group in for a show or add one onto your special event. Choose from our daily schedule or from our library of planetarium and laser shows.
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
The fifth-floor balcony and observatory is equipped with a high-powered telescope for your guests to gaze at distant galaxies. The perfect way to end an evening under the stars, or watch the boats pass during the day!
Seated – 50
Cocktails – 100
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
A great alternative meeting space! You can also book a live demonstration for your group that explores nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices, physical fitness, anatomy, or medical technology.
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