Group visit and sleepover
Nestle in next to our polar bear, flamingos, and other exotic animals. Our group sleepover at the museum is ideal for youth groups from the Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H Clubs, and Boys and Girls Clubs (as well as other community organizations).
During a group sleepover, we offer either (1) A planetarium show with a live presenter during which your group will explore the cosmos and fly to other planets; or (2) A museum class that helps to build your group’s science knowledge on a variety of topics. A list of museum and planetarium classes can be found here.
We ask that you have dinner before arriving at the museum and recommend that your group bring snacks for the evening and breakfast. For an additional $5 per person, we will provide your group with a small snack for the evening and a snack for breakfast.
Register for a group sleepover at the museum here.
Contact Karina Weiss with any questions you might have.
Group sleepovers at the museum cost $25 per person for the museum visit including the planetarium or museum class. Your group must have a minimum of 20 youth and no more than 40. We recommend you bring snacks for the evening and breakfast. A museum staff member will be present for all activities and will stay through the night but each group must be accompanied by appropriate adult chaperones (we recommend one for every five students coming with your group).
Typical Sleepover Schedule
We have ten slots during the year for a Friday or Saturday night sleepover at the museum. A typical overnight stay includes:
- 6:00 PM - Arrival
- 6:30 PM - Planetarium or Museum Class
- 7:30 PM - Main floor exploration
- 8:00 PM - Snack
- 8:15 PM - Main floor and back yard walk with flashlights
- 8:45 PM - Set up sleeping areas, get ready for bed, brush teeth, etc...
- 9:15 PM - Lights out
- 9:45 PM - Fall asleep
- 5:00 AM - Wake up/reading, card games
- 6:30 AM - Everyone up, lights on
- 7:00 AM - Breakfast snack
- 7:30 AM - Pack up
- 8:00 AM - Wrap up
Arrival and “What to Bring” Guide can be found here.