Curious. Different. Friendly.
It’s What Drives Us
Western Pennsylvania Area Mensa is the local chapter of the American Mensa organization. Founded in 1964 it continues to thrive and grow with over 600 members. We’re an eclectic group of diverse individuals with a common thread of a love to learn driven by a constant curiosity.
There’s something for everyone
Our local calendar fills up fast with regular weekly get together’s and unexpected new events planned by members.
Monkeying Aroundgame nights
Come and Be Board
We take our game playing seriously here…well, sort of. We love a good get together and spontaneous game nights will pop up on the calendar for all who are interested in attending. Good food and good fun all in good sportsmanship.
Lemongrowersit's not about lemons
It's About Camaraderie
Lemongrowers is a long standing tradition here at WPAM. Weekly gatherings at different area restaurants have been going on for over 30 years now. Named for its distinctive decoration of lemons placed on a table so newcomers could easily identify the group. Topics up for discussion can vary…it’s a no holds barred atmosphere where wisecracks, whit, and opinions can fly. All in good fun!
Planned Outingsyou never know what to expect
Any Way The Wind Blows
Members have the ability to plan events and it’s limited only by our imaginations. Scavenger hunts, museum visits, Phipps Conservatory, bike rides, escape rooms, and happy hours are just a few of what’s been done. Let the good times roll.
Goddin Partyit only sounds fancy
Kick Back and Enjoy the Food
Some backyard fun…with a twist.
Elk Viewingyeah, it's a thing
And It's Seriously Cool
A fall trip to Benezette, Pa. is well worth the effort to see these majestic creatures up close and personal. The trees are alive with colors and the wapiti bulls are on the move and bugling.
Tomfooleryalso known as the regional gathering
What happens at the RG...
This is 4 days of everything M all rolled into one big weekend. Gaming, guest speakers, silent auctions, workshops, and other hoot’nanny.
That’s just what’s happening at WPAM
National events and member benefits.
Mensa for Kidsbenefits for gifted youth
Mensa has full-time staff who support Young Mensans and their families. We invite you to explore what Mensa offers gifted youth and see how becoming a part of the Mensa family can benefit your child.
Culture Questlove trivia?
Don't Miss This!
From film to politics, from literature to geography and from music to history, Mensan teams of up to five members gather in their neighborhoods on a single day across the U.S. and Canada and, for 90 minutes, compete for cash prizes and cultural literacy bragging rights.
Mensa Bulletinhave something to say?
Members Can Contribute
The Mensa Bulletin is the national magazine for members of American Mensa, published 10 times a year and included with your membership dues.
In addition to the member-generated content and photos, each issue includes a “question of the month” in which we ask members to share their thoughts (in 250 words or less) about a general-interest topic.
Research Journalscholarly articles
The Mensa Research Journal highlights scholarly articles and recent research related to intelligence from a diverse selection of nationally and internationally esteemed authors. The MRJ is published a minimum of three times a year, with each issue focused on a chosen theme.
Special Interest Groupshang out...
With Like Minded People
Mensa has always encouraged members to congregate around their special interests. Official recognition of Mensa’s special interest groups began on Sept. 13, 1965, when the first two SIGs were recognized: The Gifted Children Study Group and the Mensa Investment Club.