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Science Sleepovers!

2019 Sleepovers

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

All Science Center sleepovers include:

  • A movie in The Rangos Giant Cinema
  • Themed activities
  • Planetarium or laser show
  • Theater show demos
  • 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 (SS 481)

Cost: $39 per person. Call 412.237.3400 to register.

*Some Sleepovers have an extra fee. See description for details.

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!

3/4/2017 to 2/23/2019

Engineering with Da Vinci Sleepover

Fri., Feb. 22

Put on your thinking cap as you design, build, and test out feats of engineering genius inspired by Leonardo da Vinci. Defy gravity with a da Vinci bridge, test out catapults and trebuchets, and make a flying ornithopter.

*Cost: $47 – includes admission into Da Vinci The Exhibition

3/4/2017 to 3/3/2019

*Camp-In Sleepover: Boys Night!

Sat., March 2

Leave the bug spray at home, and bring your campout indoors for the night. Sharpen your outdoor skills as you learn different ways to make a flashlight and filter water. Plus, explore navigation using the Sun and stars!

*Note: While this event is “boys only,” female chaperones are welcome.

3/4/2017 to 3/24/2019

Awesome Astronomy Sleepover

Fri., March 22

Explore the wonders of the cosmos at this star-studded sleepover adventure. Identify celestial bodies in Buhl Planetarium, experiment with launch angles and propulsion methods, and see if you have what it takes to become an astronaut!

3/4/2017 to 3/30/2019

Game Night Sleepover *Sold Out*

Fri., March 29

It’s a night of nonstop gaming fun! From giant Jenga to virtual reality mini-golf, explore games both old and new. Take part in a mini escape room, and play Mario Kart 8 on a giant screen!

3/4/2017 to 4/6/2019

Robot Roundup Sleepover

Fri., April 5

Calling all robot enthusiasts! Visit our Robot Hall of Fame and play air-hockey against a robot. Explore the science behind robotics as you experiment with Cubelets, navigate Sphero through obstacle courses, and carry out space missions with LEGO® Mindstorms EV3’s.

3/4/2017 to 4/27/2019

*Camp-In Sleepover: Girls Night!

Fri., April 26

Leave the bug spray at home and bring your campout indoors for the night. Sharpen your outdoor skills as you learn different ways to make a flashlight and filter water. Plus, explore navigation using the Sun and stars!

*Note: While this event is “girls only,” male chaperones are welcome.

3/4/2017 to 5/12/2019

How to Train Your Dragon Sleepover

Sat., May 11

Experience the movie that launched the trilogy on our GIANT screen in The Rangos Giant Cinema, and explore the science behind dragons and Viking culture! Make a model dragon fly, investigate dragon eggs, write your name in runes, and race Viking ships.

3/4/2017 to 6/22/2019

Summer Solstice Sleepover

Fri., June 21

Conclude the longest day of the year with a night full of spectacular science activities. Investigate the Sun and other stars in Buhl Planetarium & Observatory, harness the power of the Sun to make s’mores, and explore the colors of sunrises and sunsets.

3/4/2017 to 7/20/2019

Peter Pan Sleepover

Sat., July 20

Illustration of night skyline of london with full moonTake the second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning! See the matinee performance of Peter Pan at the Benedum Center, then head to the Science Center for a night of sleepover fun. Evening activities begin at 6 pm, and include experiments on flight, astronomy, and even some pirate science! It will be an awfully big adventure!

To register, call Pittsburgh CLO at 412.325.1582
*Cost: $65 (includes show and sleepover)

3/4/2017 to 10/9/2019

Game Night Sleepover

Fri., Oct. 11

Get ready for a night of non-stop gaming action! Supersize your fun with giant Jenga and Connect Four, take on challenging Escape Room boxes, and play Mario Kart on a giant screen! Take a break in our board game lounge, try some retro video games, and discover how to make your own games and controllers using Makey-Makey technology. See Apollo 11: First Steps Edition in The Rangos Giant Cinema, and become a contestant on the Wheel of Science live theater show.


3/4/2017 to 10/26/2019

Monster Madness Sleepover

Fri., Oct. 25

Calling all werewolves, vampires, and zombies! Get in the Halloween spirit with a night of monster-themed fun. Put on your wizardry hat as you dabble with potions and concoctions, use science to send ghosts flying into the air, and engineer a new monster of your very own design. Discover how Frankenstein was re-animated in a special live theater demonstration, meet some of our own live creepy, crawly creatures, and see Wallace and Gromit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit in The Rangos Giant Cinema.


3/4/2017 to 11/23/2019

Light Up Night Sleepover

Fri., Nov. 22

Start the holiday season with a bang. Get a front-row seat to a fantastic fireworks display, jam out to a festive laser light show, be among the first to see the brand new educational film Superpower Dogs in The Rangos Giant Cinema, and experiment with the science of light. Create a colorful bracelet or keychain that reacts to UV light, experiment with glow sticks, and catch a rainbow on a piece of paper.


3/4/2017 to 12/8/2019

Elf Sleepover

Sat., Dec. 7

Grab a buddy and discover your inner elf at our fun-filled holiday Sleepover! Watch Elf on the big screen in The Rangos Giant Cinema, sing-along to a holiday laser show, and create a delicious hot chocolate concoction. Make a light-up holiday card, experiment with wintery science, and try your hand at snowball toss and pin the tusk on the narwhal.


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.

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