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Family Sleepover

As the doors close and light dim, you will have a whole museum to yourself!

On Saturday, November 7, you can explore the Fleet Science Center after closing, and after a night of fun, you can fall asleep in the darkened halls of one of San Diego's favorite museums.

Your night of fun includes:

  • Fleet Science Center admission and exploration of our hands-on, do touch interactive exhibit galleries that provide a unique, self-guided learning experience for all ages
  • An IMAX® show in the world's first Giant Dome Theater-come nose-to-nose with wild animals, plunge deep into the ocean to swim with sea creatures or blast into space to discover new galaxies!
  • Fun, hands-on educational workshops
  • A scavenger hunt in the science center
  • Music and dancing
  • Continental breakfast the next morning
  • The North Star Science Store will open early the next morning for shopping. Sleepover guests get a 15% discount on purchase!



By phone: (619) 685-5728


$55 per child, parent/chaperone.


  • Open to boys and girls ages 6-13. A minimum of one parent or adult chaperone is requited for every five children.
  • Check-in is 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Saturday night. Dinner is not included. Pizza, hot dogs and snacks will be available for purchase.
  • Check out is at 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning. 

What to Pack:

  • Your most comfortable clothes, socks and shoes. Pajamas are okay.
  • Dress in layers; some areas of the science center are warmer than others.
  • Sleeping bag and pillow (no air mattresses or cots, please). A camp pad/yoga mat is okay.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Suitcase, heavy-duty trash bag or other bag large enough for all of your belongings with your name/group clearly labeled.
  • Emergency medical information of each camper (parent/chaperone must keep this information ready throughout the event).
  • Flashlight (parent/chaperone only).

What NOT to Pack:

  • Air mattresses or cots (for safety reasons).
  • Hair dryer, curling irons, hair spray, etc.
  • Tablet or cell phone. (Only parents/chaperones may bring electronic devices.)
  • Valuables—the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is not responsible for lost or missing items. Please leave valuables at home.