Overnight Adventures

Experience a "night at the museum" with an Overnight Adventure at SCI

Explore the Science Center of Iowa after hours! Overnight Adventures and Almost Overnights offer fun, unique ways to experience science behind the scenes for an evening of education and fun. Almost Overnights end at 11:00 pm, while Overnight Adventures continue until the sun comes up!

Almost Overnights:

An Almost Overnight offers many of the same experiences of a full Overnight Adventure, but allows you to sleep in the comfort of your own bed! This after-hours event for groups of 75 or more includes private shows, hands-on science and unconventional ways to learn from 6:30-11:00 pm!

All Almost Overnight Adventures include:

  • One private live science program
  • A light evening snack
  • Time to explore SCI after dark
  • One planetarium show

Pizza dinner and/or IMAX tickets can be purchased for an additional cost.

Almost Overnight Schedule Option 1 (IMAX included)

Child: $18; Chaperone: $13*

6:00-6:30 pm - Registration
6:45 pm - Parent, chaperone and child orientation (Required)
7:00 pm - Private live program
7:30 pm - Private planetarium show
8:00 pm - Time to explore SCI
10:00 pm - IMAX showing and snack
11:00 pm - Almost Overnight concludes

Almost Overnight Schedule Option 2 (Pizza dinner included)

Child: $18; Chaperone: $13*

6:00-6:30 pm - Registration
6:45 pm - Parent, chaperone and child orientation (Required)
7:00 pm - Pizza dinner
7:30 pm - Private live program #1
8:00 pm - Time to explore SCI
9:00 pm - Private live program #2
9:30 pm - Time to explore SCI
10:30 pm - Private planetarium show
11:00 pm - Almost Overnight concludes

*One chaperone is required for every six students.

 

Overnight Adventures:

Spend an overnight at the museum exploring SCI after hours! We welcome scouts, families, teachers, teams, retreats, small groups or large groups of 50-300 for private overnights.

All Overnight Adventures include:

  • Two private live science programs
  • One documentary IMAX film
  • A light snack in the evening
  • Time to explore SCI after dark
  • Hot breakfast
  • Free passes to stay the next day and explore SCI

Pizza dinner can be purchased for $6 per person but must be eaten before 6:15 pm.

Standard Overnight Adventure

Child: $36; Adult: $18

Badge or Specialized Overnight Adventure

Specifically-designed curriculum for your group to meet badge/belt requirements, specific meeting deliverables or extra group needs.
Child: $38; Chaperone: $18*

*One chaperone is required for every six students.

Already booked your overnight? Download the Overnight Adventure Packet, which includes tips for a sucessful overnight, required participant forms and emergency contact information.

 

2017-18 Schedule:

Friday, September 15, 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Spend a night at the museum! This public Overnight Adventure is recommended for groups and families with children ages 6-12. One chaperone is required for every six children. A fee of $36 per child and $18 per adult includes overnight admission, a film in the Blank IMAX Dome Theater, a light evening snack and hot breakfast.

 

Book an Overnight Adventure or Almost Overnight

Overnight Adventures or Almost Overnights can be booked and developed by request. Contact the SCI Sales Office at sales@sciowa.org or 515-274-6868 ext. 222.

Note: Children must be at least 6 years old to register for an Overnight Adventure.

Questions? Email us