Family Fun Overnights

New This Season!

Take your museum visit to the next level! Make memories and have a blast as you join us for an overnight filled with hands-on science and nature activities designed for the whole family. Select one or more of our family overnight dates, each with a different set of themed programming to delight and engage all ages.

Family Fun Overnights are designed for non-scout groups of 2 to 27 people, ages 6 and up. Families of all styles and non-family groups are welcome. Adults must attend with youth.

Have a group of 28 (or more)? Pick your own date and theme for your very own Night Journey: Overnight Adventure!

Upcoming Family Fun Overnights

Family Fun Overnight: To Infinity and Beyond

Saturday, October 7, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Ages 6 and Up

Zip around the solar system in our planetarium, explore Mars, and build and land your own probe on the red planet! Explore the constellations and, weather permitting, take a look through a telescope! Choose from a variety of astronomy activities to suit your family or group. Enjoy a planetarium show before going to sleep among the exhibits, then wake up to breakfast and our sunrise wildlife tour!

  • Cost: 
    • Nonmembers: $50 per person
    • Members: $45 per person
  • This special overnight program will run with a minimum of 28 guests. A maximum ratio of 5 youth to 1 adult chaperone is required. To register: email  or call 508.929.2703.
  • Register by Friday, September 22, 2017.

Family Fun Overnight: Surrounded by Science

Saturday, November 18, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Ages 6 and Up

Immerse yourself in science! Choose from some of our favorite hands-on science activities, such as squid dissection, bridge building, telescope viewing (weather permitting), and live animal programs! Enjoy a planetarium show before going to sleep among the exhibits, then wake up to breakfast and our sunrise wildlife tour!

  • Cost: 
    • Nonmembers: $50 per person
    • Members: $45 per person
  • This special overnight program will run with a minimum of 28 guests. A maximum ratio of 5 youth to 1 adult chaperone is required. To register: email  or call 508.929.2703.
  • Register by Friday, November 3, 2017.

Family Fun Overnight: EcoTarium Campout

Saturday, June 23, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m
Ages 6 and Up

Join us for an overnight of outdoor skills and family fun! Practice a new knot, sing songs around a campfire (weather permitting), and get silly while learning about Leave No Trace principles. Choose from a variety of adventurous activities to suit your family or group! Pick a spot to sleep among the exhibits and finish the night with a planetarium show; or if the weather is favorable, you can choose to pitch a tent on the grounds and finish the night with a guided night hike! Either way, you can enjoy a yummy breakfast and our sunrise wildlife tour in the morning!

  • Cost: 
    • Nonmembers: $50 per person
    • Members: $45 per person
  • This special overnight program will run with a minimum of 28 guests. A maximum ratio of 5 youth to 1 adult chaperone is required. To register: email   or call 508.929.2703.
  • Register by Friday, June 8, 2018.

Pricing and Reservations

For reservations or for more information, please call us at 508.929.2703 or email