• The railroad will be closed for renovations Oct. 6 through Nov. 27.


Science Sleepovers!

Science After Dark

Bring your family or Scout troop on a science siesta! Discover the science of shuteye as you explore circadian rhythms and hibernation. Investigate ultraviolet light in our glow room. Test your reflexes in our simulated sleep deprivation challenge and make a sleep mask to help you slumber the night away. You might get to snooze next to R2-D2, dream beside seahorses, or catch some Z's near a space station.

Cost: $35 per person. Call 412.237.1637 to register.


2014 Sleepovers

Oct. 24, 2014Spooky Science Sleepover
Nov. 21, 2014Light Up Night® Sleepover
Dec. 13, 2014Polar Express Sleepover

Spooky Science Sleepover
Oct 24

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. Activities include a spooky live science demonstration, a family Halloween laser show, a late-night snack, and a continental breakfast.

Light Up Night Sleepover
Nov 21

Start your holiday season with a bang with a science-y twist on this special night in Pittsburgh. It's festive, fiery, and full of fun!

Polar Express Sleepover
Dec 13

Your ticket to getting into the holiday spirit is just a train ride away with our Polar Express Sleepover! It's a 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
  • Parking


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!


Fee for all sleepovers is $35 per person. 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.

Survival guide

Coming soon, downloadable PDF for all you need to know about staying over at the Science Center!


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.

Shop XPLOR Store for General items.

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