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Join us for Astronights, an overnight science extravaganza at the Science Museum.

If your child has ever wanted to explore the Museum after dark, or if the idea of spending the night in one of our iconic galleries fills them with excitement, then they’ll love Astronights, our sleepover for children.

With workshops, science shows and activities, rounded off with breakfast and a breath-taking IMAX 3D film, it will be a night they never forget.

Dates in 2018

Fridays:  1 June, 6 July and 7 September
Saturdays:  6 October and 1 December 

Scheduled dates


Booking details and information

Families can book either online or by calling us on 020 7942 4000.

Schools, Brownies, Cubs and other community organisations wishing to book for larger groups, please call us on 020 7942 4777.  

Please read the full terms and conditions before purchasing your tickets.

Past activities

Activities vary from event to event and exact details will be provided closer to the date. In the meantime, here's a flavour of what to expect:

Children with Special Educational Needs

We want to make your night as relaxed as possible. Email us to discuss how we can support you and your group.

We run a SENsory Astronights once a year so that children with special educational needs can enjoy a night at the Museum in a quieter and less crowded environment.

Find out more about SENsory Astronights


  • Astronights sleepovers run on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year.
  • You will need to bring your own food and sleeping bag.
  • Only suitable for children aged 7-11
  • For full details please see FAQs.

Frequently asked questions