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Astronights: Medicine season

Astronights returns from 25 September 2021 with a few changes to make your night at the museum safe and fun. 

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, shows and activities—rounded off with breakfast and an interactive science show to boost your morning energy—it will be a night they never forget.


Get ready to get surgical in our medicine-themed adventure. At Astronights you will discover the different ways we humans have attempted to fix bodies and fight disease, as well as getting up-close and personal with our medicine collection.

We have workshops and science shows to keep your brains working and hands busy.

Booking information

We’re pleased to announce that the Science Museum has now reopened..


Tickets will go off sale two weeks before each date. 


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
  • Due to social distancing, we are currently taking Astronights bookings for families and birthday parties only. If you would like to book for a school, Cubs or Brownie Group, please register here and we’ll email you once tickets are available. 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

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