Carnegie Mellon University

Summer Events

Summer Events are comprised of a slate of programming that takes place during the summer months for students who are on campus to explore the diverse opportunities available in Pittsburgh and here at Carnegie Mellon throughout that time. This slate of programming includes Kennywood, Sandcastle, Pirate Games, Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium and other exciting adventures at a discounted rate.

Purchase all tickets online at CarnegieMellonTickets.com.

2018 Summer Events Schedule

Visit the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
Saturday, June 2
Visit the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium to relax and look at a variety of wildlife. Spend the day wondering the area and taking in the scenery with friends. Purchase tickets at Carnegie Mellon Tickets website beginning Wednesday, May 23.
Transportation not provided.
$5; Limit 2 per student
Kayaking
Saturday, June 9
10:00 am
Join us for a fun chance to try kayaking on the Allegheny River by downtown Pittsburgh.  All equipment will be provided by Venture Outdoors, including kayaks, lifejackets and paddles. This is a beginner class, so minimal physical conditioning is necessary and no paddling skills are necessary. Purchase tickets at Carnegie Mellon Tickets website beginning Wednesday, May 30.
Transportation not provided.   
$15; Limit 2 per student
Three Rivers Sightseeing Cruise
Fun, Interesting & (even a little) Strange Pittsburgh
Saturday, June 16
1:00 pm
350 West Station Square Drive
Whether you are visiting Pittsburgh or are a born ‘n bred “YINZER”, this cruise provides a fun and entertaining look at what makes Pittsburgh and her people so unique. Learn about the World Records the city holds, find out about the creation of the first emojicon (yep, happened here first!), hear about the mysterious B-52 Bomber that may or may not be in the Monongahela River, along with other tales of lore from around the region!   Purchase tickets at Carnegie Mellon Tickets website beginning Monday, June 4. Transportation not provided.
       $10; Limit 2 per student                    


Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
Premiere
Friday, June 22
7:00 pm
Southside Works Cinema
After the demise of the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar off Costa Rica's Pacific coast, the dinosaurs roam freely on the island for three years until an impending volcanic eruption threatens to destroy the island and the dinosaurs. Claire Dearing the former park manager, has now founded the Dinosaur Protection Group, an organization dedicated to saving the dinosaurs and Blue. This ticket will include a food and drink voucher. Purchase tickets at Carnegie Mellon Tickets website beginning Monday, June 11. Transportation not provided.
$10; Limit 2 per student   


Visit Sandcastle Water Park
Saturday, June 30
Sandcastle is set along the Monongahela River and offers 15 waterslides, the Mon Tsunami Wave Pool, scenic Mushroom Pool, the relaxing lazy river – all located on a boardwalk that is sure to make you feel like you are vacation. Purchase tickets at Carnegie Mellon Tickets website beginning Monday, June 18.
Transportation not provided.
$10; Limit 2 per student
4th of July Celebration on Campus
Wednesday, July 4
2:00 pm
Join the entire CMU family for a fun day of music, group fitness classes, snacks
and fireworks! CulinArt will be providing a BBQ dinner for
purchase at the Merson Courtyard.
Free
      
CMU Pirate Day
Sunday, July 15
1:35 pm
PNC Park
Head downtown for an evening at PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and watch CMU Pre-College students sing the National Anthem!! The Pirates face the Brewers for this evening of classic baseball, set against the stadium's incredible view of downtown Pittsburgh. Purchase tickets at Carnegie Mellon Tickets website beginning Monday, July 2. Transportation not provided.
$10; Limit 2 per student
Visit Kennywood
CMU Day
Saturday, July 21
Purchase tickets at Carnegie Mellon Tickets website beginning Monday, July 9.
Tickets may also be used on other days, see ticket for valid dates/surcharges.
Transportation not provided.
$15; Limit 2 per student
Laurel Caverns Spelunking – Caving
Saturday, July 28
8:00 am
Intersection of Tech and Frew
Go into a cave completely in its natural state.  Due to its conservation mission, Laurel Caverns is the only developed cave in the world having its largest rooms and passages completely in their original state.
Purchase tickets at Carnegie Mellon Tickets website beginning Wednesday, July 20.
Transportation provided. More information available at http://www.laurelcaverns.com/content/spelunking-caving
$15; Limit 2 per student



Pittsburgh CLO: Beauty and the Beast
Saturday, August 4
2:00 pm
Benedum Center
BE OUR GUEST FOR THIS TIMELESS TALE OF WONDER & LOVE!
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries! Based on the treasured Disney film, this Tony Award®-winner stars your favorite characters Belle, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth and more as they team up to teach the Beast the true meaning of kindness and love. Featuring remarkable costumes and exciting effects, the stage production is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Purchase tickets at Carnegie Mellon Tickets website beginning Monday, July 23. Transportation not provided.
          $20; Limit 2 per student