overnight adventures

School Camp-in: Best of the Museum

Program Description

Ever wondered if the Museum comes alive at night? Find out for yourself while sleeping among polar bears and zebras in our wildlife diorama halls. Try some of our favorite programs, see an IMAX film or Planetarium show, try out fun experiments, and explore your favorite exhibits after dark. Offered on select dates throughout the year.

2019 dates

All overnights are 6 p.m.–11 a.m.

  • Wednesday, February 13 - Thursday, February 14
  • Friday, February 22 - Saturday, February 23
  • Thursday, April 4 - Friday, April 5
  • Wednesday, April 10 - Thursday, April 11
  • Wednesday, April 17 - Thursday, April 18
  • Thursday, April 25 - Friday, April 26
  • Tuesday, April 30 - Wednesday, May 1
  • Friday, May 10 - Saturday, May 11
  • Wednesday, May 15 - Thursday, May 16


Grades 3–6


$55/student or additional adult, free/teacher or youth leader

Group Size

Minimum 6 students/1 adult per camp-in


Payment and final participant count in full is due 30 days prior to your event. The Museum will send an email with a payment reminder 45 days before the program. Upon payment, a receipt will be e-mailed to you along with details for your program. All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.


Orientations are available upon request for Group Coordinators over the phone or in person at the Museum. We recommend orientations for teachers that have not attended a Camp-in. Please email [email protected] to schedule an orientation. 

What will happen at Orientation?

  • Go over your Camp-in’s agenda and other important information, View Sample Agenda
  • Distribute your final packets, including name tags
  • Give parking information
  • Do a walk through of the areas you will be using during the Camp-in
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