Carnegie Science Center will offer Science Sleepovers and Jammie Jams for families, scout troops, and other groups throughout the spring season. All Science Center sleepovers begin at 6 pm and include a planetarium or laser show, theater show demos, themed activities, a movie in The Rangos Giant Cinema, official Science Center patch, late-night snack, continental breakfast, and free general admission the next day following the sleepover.
2019 Science Sleepovers dates:
Engineering with Da Vinci Sleepover
Fri., Feb. 22
Cost: $47 – includes admission into Da Vinci The Exhibition

Put on your thinking cap as you design, build, and test out feats of engineering genius inspired by Leonardo da Vinci. Defy gravity with a da Vinci bridge, test out catapults and trebuchets, and make a flying ornithopter.
*Camp-In Sleepover: Boys Night
Sat., March 2
Cost: $39

Leave the bug spray at home and bring your campout indoors for the night. Sharpen your outdoor skills as you learn different ways to make a flashlight and filter water. Plus, explore navigation using the Sun and stars!

*Note: While this event is “boys only,” female chaperones are welcome.

Awesome Astronomy Sleepover
Fri., March 22
Cost: $39

Explore the wonders of the cosmos at this star-studded sleepover adventure. Identify celestial bodies in Buhl Planetarium, experiment with launch angles and propulsion methods, and see if you have what it takes to become an astronaut!  

Game Night Sleepover
Fri., March 29
Cost: $39

From giant Jenga to virtual reality mini-golf, explore games both old and new. Take part in a mini escape room, and play Mario Kart 8 on a giant screen!
Robot Roundup Sleepover
Fri., April 5
Cost: $39
Calling all robot enthusiasts! Visit our Robot Hall of Fame and play air-hockey against a robot. Explore the science behind robotics as you experiment with Cubelets, navigate Sphero through obstacle courses, and carry out space missions with LEGO® Mindstorms EV3’s.
*Camp-In Sleepover: Girls Night
Fri., April 26
Cost: $39
Leave the bug spray at home and bring your campout indoors for the night. Sharpen your outdoor skills as you learn different ways to make a flashlight and filter water. Plus, explore navigation using the Sun and stars!

*Note: While this event is “girls only,” male chaperones are welcome.

How to Train Your Dragon Sleepover
Sat., May 11
Cost: $44 – includes the full-length feature film How to Train Your Dragon
Experience the movie that launched the trilogy on our GIANT screen in The Rangos Giant Cinema and explore the science behind dragons and Viking culture. Make a model dragon fly, investigate dragon eggs, write your name in runes, and race Viking ships.

If your little ones aren’t ready to spend the whole night at the Science Center, check out our almost overnighter at Jammie Jams: Storybook Science on Sat., March 16. Small scientists ages 2-8 and their families are encouraged to wear their favorite PJ’s and explore the science of their favorite books. Plus, enjoy make-and-take activities, story time, a live theater show, and interact with 200+ hands-on exhibits. The evening wraps up before bedtime! Register online at
For more information and to register, visit or call 412.237.3400.

About Carnegie Science Center
Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes, and off-site education programs.

Accessibility: Features for All
Carnegie Science Center welcomes all visitors. We work to assist visitors with disabilities in obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, and in supporting equal access to services, programs, and activities. We welcome visitors in wheelchairs on the deck of our USS Requin (SS 481) submarine. Below-deck visits require full mobility. Hearing assistance devices are available for The Rangos Giant Cinema. Please ask when you buy your ticket.
Please note that requests for accommodations should be made at least two weeks prior to your visit. For specific questions about wheelchairs, strollers, or other programmatic or equipment needs, see the ticket counter located on the first floor of the main building or contact the Operations Department at 412.237.1641 or
About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. In 2017, the museums reached more than 1.4 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events