• Science Sleepovers
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21+ Nights
21+ Nights


Science Sleepovers!

2018 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 412.237.3400 to register.

4/1/2018 to 10/27/2018

Spooky Science Sleepover

Fri., Oct. 26

A frightfully fun evening guaranteed to make your hair stand on end. . . literally! It’s a deliciously gross, ghastly good time to be had by all young witches, wizards, and monsters. Costumes encouraged!

4/1/2018 to 11/17/2018

Light Up Night Sleepover *Sold Out*

4/1/2018 to 12/8/2018

Elf: The Sleepover

Sat., Dec. 8

Grab a buddy and discover your inner elf at our fun-filled holiday sleepover! See Elf in The Rangos Giant Cinema, carry out festive science experiments, and create a delicious hot chocolate concoction!

4/1/2018 to 4/22/2018

Earth Rocks! Sleepover
Saturday, April 21

Celebrate Earth Day by discovering some amazing features that make our home planet special! Take a virtual trip around the world, experiment with glowing minerals and magnetic rocks, and defy physics with water. You won’t look at Earth the same way again!

4/1/2018 to 4/28/2018

It’s Electric Sleepover
Friday, April 27

Prepare to be shocked by all of the illuminating, hair-raising, and buzzworthy things you can do with electricity! Play a piano made of fruit, light up a Play-Doh creation, and explore paper circuits. It will be a night sure to spark your imagination!

4/1/2018 to 5/12/2018

Robot Roundup – Girls Night!
Friday, May 11

Calling all robot enthusiasts! Visit with R2D2, Gort, and Robby while getting hands-on with robots of all shapes and sizes. Assemble robots with Cubelets, navigate Sphero and BB-8 through obstacle courses, and carry out space missions with Lego Mindstorm EV3’s.

*Please Note: While this sleepover is girls only, male chaperones are welcome!

4/1/2018 to 5/19/2018

Mad Science Sleepover
Friday, May 18

Channel your inner Mad Scientist as you try your hand at some spectacular science experiments. Become a chemist for the night as you carry out colorful chemical reactions that bubble, fizz, and even glow!

4/1/2018 to 7/14/2018

Friday, July 13
Build on your love of all things brick! Enjoy a night at the museum filled with special themed activities AND entrance into the amazing new traveling exhibit THE ART OF THE BRICK.
*Cost: $59 (includes admission to THE ART OF THE BRICK)

4/1/2018 to 8/5/2018

SOLD OUT! Beauty and the Beast Sleepover
Saturday, Aug. 4

See the matinee performance of Beauty and the Beast at the Benedum Center, then spend the night at the museum. Drop off your overnight gear at the Science Center (parking is FREE for sleepover guests). Then take the subway downtown. After the show, grab a bite to eat, then head back to the Science Center for night of sleepover fun. Sleepover activities begin at 6 pm.
To register, call Pittsburgh CLO at 412.325.1582
*Cost: $62 (includes show and sleepover)

All Science Center sleepovers include:

  • A Movie in the NEW Rangos Giant Cinema
  • Themed activities
  • Planetarium or laser show
  • Live theater show
  • 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 9:00 am, but you are welcome to stay the day after and explore even more with your general admission, included in your sleepover cost!

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question regarding Sleepovers? Click here to view a list of FAQs. Didn’t find your answer? Please call 412.237.3400 for more information.


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.

Adult Sleepovers

Want to attend an adult-only sleepover? Check out our adult overnight adventures here.

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