• Three girls lying on pillows smiling
  • Kids in Halloween costumes
  • No evening shows Friday, July 1; closed all day Saturday, July 2.


Science Sleepovers!

2016 Sleepovers

Bring your family or Scout troop for a night at the Science Center!  There’s a terrific variety of themes to choose from.

Cost: $39 per person. Call 412.237.1637 to register.

Aug. 6, 2016 National Parks
Oct. 28, 2016 Halloween Bash
Nov. 18, 2016 Light Up Night
Dec. 16, 2016 Polar Express

Girls Only Sleepover - CSI Sleepover
Friday, May 6
Become a forensic scientist for the night as you search a crime scene, analyze the evidence in the laboratory, and put together the clues to solve a mystery!

Matilda Sleepover
Saturday, June 4

In cooperation with Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

See the 2 pm matinee performance of Matilda at the Benedum Center downtown, then spend the night at the Science Center with all the usual sleepover features PLUS special Matilda-themed activities! Drop off your sleeping bag and overnight gear at the Science Center – parking is free for Sleepover guests. Then take the subway to Wood Street Station and walk to the Benedum. After the show, return to the Science Center to purchase dinner in our Café  -- or have dinner on your own downtown! Just be sure to return to the Science Center by 6:30, to take advantage of all the sleepover fun.  Return to the Wood Street Station and take the subway to North Shore, getting off at Allegheny Station. You’ll see the Science Center from there, about a block away.

Just $78 per person covers the show and the sleepover!

To register, call Pittsburgh CLO at 412‑325-1582 or Pittsburgh Cultural Trust at  412‑471-6930

National Parks Anniversary Sleepover
Saturday, August 6
Experience America’s natural wonders right here in Pittsburgh! See the Omnimax film National Parks Adventure and participate in outdoor-themed activities to celebrate 100 years of America’s National Parks! Children will also receive a National Parks map.

Halloween Bash Sleepover
Friday, Oct. 28
Witches, goblins, and ghosts, oh my! Wear your favorite costume and explore the science of Halloween as you experiment with candy, make ghosts fly, and concoct potions!

Light Up Night Sleepover
Friday, Nov. 18
Get your holiday season off to an explosive start with a science-y twist on this special night in Pittsburgh. Enjoy hands-on activities with some fizzy and colorful science at this festive night of fun!

Polar Express Sleepover
Friday, Dec. 16
All aboard! Your ticket to getting into the holiday spirit is just a train ride away with our Polar Express Sleepover!  It’s the perfect way to warm your heart and add sparkle to the season.

All Science Center sleepovers include:

  • Themed activities
  • Omnimax movie
  • Planetarium or laser show
  • Live theater show
  • Science workshop
  • Sleeping among our exciting exhibits
  • Official Science Center patch
  • Late-night snack
  • Continental breakfast
  • Free admission for the day following the sleepover, including Highmark SportsWorks® and USS Requin


Groups need to provide one adult chaperone for every eight children. Families or those not part of a group must also have a parent or guardian present.


Check-in begins at 6 pm the evening of your sleepover, where you will receive a detailed schedule of the night's happenings. The overnight experience will begin with a brief orientation, after which participants will enjoy a night of themed activities. Lights-out is at midnight. All sleepover gear must be removed from the building by 9:30 am, but you are welcome to stay the day after and explore even more with your general admission, included in your sleepover cost!


A Sleepover T-shirt is the best souvenir to remember your special night at the Science Center. They will be on sale in the XPLOR Store the morning after your overnight experience.

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