2018: Night Sky Explorers
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, and 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!
2018 registration now open!
Friday, February 2*
Friday, March 2*
Friday, March 9* – SOLD OUT!
Friday, April 6* – SOLD OUT!
Friday, May 4*
Friday, May 18* – SOLD OUT!
*VIP sleeping option sold out
DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO SPEND THE NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM!
- Hands-on science activities only available at Astro-Overnights, including activities about comets, constellations, planets, and more
- Two amazing sky shows, including one immersive show you can’t see anywhere else!
- An exclusive storytelling experience in the Grainger Sky Theater
- Access to the Doane Observatory
- 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 (6:00–10:00 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 email@example.com or 312-294-0360.
*Parking is not included with the price of the Astro-Overnight.
Calling all Scouts!
We love having scouts at Astro-Overnights! Before groups register, however, please keep in mind that the museum does not supply official merit badges and the Astro-Overnight event does not fulfill all requirements for badges related to astronomy and/or space science. Merit badge guides will be available at the event that connects museum content and Astro-Overnight programs to certain badge requirements.
Not sure what to do about dinner?
Let the Adler take care of that for you! For just $11 per person, you can pre-order dinner to be ready when you arrive. Dinner includes a personal cheese pizza, chocolate chip cookie, and a fountain drink. Dinner will be available for pick-up from 5:00—8:00 pm.
Galileo’s Café is open during Astro-Overnights from 5:00—8:00 pm with several menu options.
What Others Say
“[The] memories are priceless. I enjoyed seeing my daughter having fun while learning about our solar system.”
“[It was a] great opportunity to spend time with my daughter while exposing her to educational material at the same time.”
“Being able to go through the exhibits with a limited crowd, see [two] shows, and sleep the night in the exhibits was worth the money. My daughter had a blast and this is something she would want to do again (and bring her sister with us next time).”