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Experience the museum after dark with our sleepovers for education and youth groups. For ages 7-11 years (KS2). 

Join us for a sleepover at the Science Museum where your group will spend the night in one of our iconic galleries. Explore the museum out-of-hours,  enjoy out-of-this-world, space-inspired workshops, shows and activities, plus refuel the next morning with a delicious breakfast. 

Astronights runs themed sessions throughout the year with all dates listed below. 

This page has all the details for education groups and exclusive Girlguiding Astronights sleepovers—if you are a family group, please find information on how to book our main series of Astronights sleepover here. 


  • Saturday 18 October 

  • Saturday 9 November 

  • Saturday 7 December 

  • Friday 17 January 2025 

  • Friday 14 March 2025 

  • Friday 16 May 2025 

  • Friday 20 June 2025 

  • Friday 11 July 2025 

How to Book

To book an Astronights sleepover for your group call 033 0058 0058. 


Important information for groups

  • A minimum 1:6 adult to child ratio is required for sleepovers. 

  • Suitable for 7-11 (KS2) groups only. 

  • Adults are responsible for the group at all times to adhere to our safeguarding, safety and behavioral policies. 

  • For Brownies and Guides groups, Young Leaders are not able to attend due to Science Museum safeguarding policies. 

  • Payment must be made at least 60 days before the sleepover date, failure to do so will result in your booking being cancelled. Please refer to our groups payment terms. 

  • All the information you need can be found in our Group Leader Survival Pack (link) and Campers’ Survival Guide (link). You will receive a pre-visit email ahead of your visit with further important information, including any important changes. 

  • If you require further information for completing risk assessments, please email 

  • Each group needs to bring a printed copy of the Registration form. Your registration experience will be smoothest if you are able to fill this out in advance. 

frequently asked questions

See full SMG ticket terms and conditions. 

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