Astro-Overnight: Night Sky Explorers | May 4, 2018

Astro-Overnight: Night Sky Explorers | 2018 Season Now on Sale!

Calling all explorers! What do YOU see when you look up at the night sky? How do we explore far-off places? Explore our Solar System—and beyond—at an Astro-Overnight! Designed for families with kids ages 6-12, Astro-Overnights are a great way to experience the museum after-hours. With new, hands-on programming, special sky shows, and the chance to spend the night under the stars or in an exhibit next to a planet (or spacecraft), there’s something for the whole family to enjoy!

What’s Included?

  • Hands-on science activities, only available at Astro-Overnights
  • Two amazing sky shows, including one immersive show you can’t see anywhere else!
  • A light evening snack & continental breakfast
  • Want to enjoy the evening, but can’t spend the night? No worries. There is an evening-only option available. Enjoy the same program, but sleep in your own bed

Please note that Astro-Overnights are limited to children ages 6-12 with their families, scout group, or other special group. All children attending the evening-only portion or the full Overnight MUST be accompanied by an adult.


Overnight (5:00 pm Friday–8:00 am Saturday)

$60 per person
$55 per member or groups of 15 or more

Evening only (6:0010:00 pm)

$30 per person
$27.50 per member or groups of 15 or more

VIP Sleeping Option

For $70 per person, you can sleep under the “stars” in our Grainger Sky Theater for a truly magical experience!

Questions? Contact us at or 312-294-0360.

*Parking is not included with the price of the Astro-Overnight.


Overnight Registration: Register Now
Evening Only Registration: Register Now
Groups of 15 or more*: Register Now

*Please fill out the Google Form and we will be in touch about availability.


Sponsored by the Dover Foundation