Museum of Science Overnighter

Museum of Science Overnighter
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Boston Museum of Science - 1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114, US
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Museum of Science - Overnighter




WHO - This event is for Cub Scouts their Parent/Adult chaperones and Scout aged sibling ( with a guardian). 

WHAT - The extraordinary, exploratory overnight adventure will keep you from going from dusk 'til dawn! The program includes and opening welcome, and instructor-led workshop, instructor-led hands-on science activities, and presentations in the Mugar Omni Theater and the Charles Hayden Planetarium. You will receive an exact schedule of events when you arrive. Adults are encouraged to participate in all overnight activities!

WHERE - Boston Museum of Science - 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114

  • PARKING - Overnight vehicles park for a $10 flat fee in the Museum garage. Cars and small vans must be parked on the upper levels of the garage. Bring your ticket inside with you. Museum staff will validate your parking during the event and you will pay at the kiosks upon departure. Only debit and credit card payments are accepted for parking. 

WHY - Ever wonder what happens to the Museum at night? The overnight program allows Scouts and their adult chaperones to discover science in an entertaining, educational, and interactive way through hands-n science activities, a Theater of Electricity Lightning show, science demonstrations, an Omni film, time to explore the Museum and much more. Plus, where else do you have a chance to sleep under a dinosaur or a giant grasshopper? 

WHEN - Saturday February 22, 2020

  • Event will run from Saturday at 6:45 pm through Sunday at 11:00 am 
  • Check-in will begin at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm 
  • CHECK-IN - Plan to check in between 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. Park in the upper levels (2-5) of the Museum garage and bring your gear to the ground level. Look for the overnight program entrance sign in the corner of the garage. Garage attendants and security guards can help direct you. After you enter, leave your gear in the hallway under your group name and proceed to check-in. Staff will be there to assist you in this process. While checking in your group you will receive a packet containing a map of our exhibits, a schedule of events and other information for a safe, successful stay. Museum staff will be available to assist you throughout the evening. If you arrive after 7:00 pm, go to the information desk in the lobby and ask an information specialist to contact an Overnight Program staff member to check you in. 


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Arrival & Registration 

6:45 pm - Opening Welcome

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Instructor-led hands-on activities, explore Museum and stop in for a snack

10:30 pm - Lightning! Presentation*

11:00 pm - Set up sleeping space

Midnight - Lights out


6:30 am - Wake up 

7:00 am - Breakfast 

8:00 am - Planetarium show*

9:00 am - Explore Museum 

10:00 am - IMAX film*

11:00 am - Overnight officially ends

*If any Museum venue is closed, an alternative activity will be provided.

 HOW -  Register online today! Space is limited. 

  • Items you will need for your overnight stay:  You will need sleeping gear - Bring an indoor sleeping bag for each participant. Prior attendees recommend an air mattress or foam pad for sleeping on hard, cold floors. Outlets are available for inflating mattresses. If you need an outlet overnight for a CPAP machine or other medical device, contact us in advance. Consolidate gear to facilitate storage and access. All gear should be clearly labeled with your group and individual name to minimize the chance of losing items. Don't forget a water bottle!
  • Items NOT to bring: Please do NOT bring tents, cots, hair dryers, curling irons, alarm clocks, electronic toys, games and music. 
  • SLEEPING SPACES -Your group will be assigned a sleeping area in the Exhibit Halls. Overnight staff will review safety procedures with at least one adult member of your group. We appreciate your cooperation in making sure sleeping areas are set up safely. AS for sleep...expect about as much as anyone would get at a large slumber party. Remember that after lights-out all overnighters must remain quiet and in their assigned areas. 
  • MEALS -  Meals/Food is not allowed in the Exhibit Halls. Participants may eat in designated areas that allow food and drink. Overnighters can purchase dinner in the Museum's Riverview Cafe or bring a picnic dinner/supper. We will provide and evening snack and light breakfast. Complimentary tea and coffee will be provided for adults at designated hours during your stay. Please allow enough time for dinner before programming begins at 6:45 pm. Those with special dietary needs are encouraged to bring their own food substitutes. For more information:617-589-3180
  • DRESS ATTIRE - You will be doing alot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Shoes must be worn at all times. We recommend dressing in layers. Overnighters usually sleep in light clothing. 
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$65.00 per Participant



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