Curiosity Camp In

Bring your sleeping bag and join us for an unforgettable night full of exploration and adventure.

February 10, at 6 p.m.
to Saturday, February 11, at 9 a.m.

Throughout the Museum
Included with Admission
All Ages
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This Overnight Adventure Is Sure to Be Illuminating!

We’re bringing back general public camp ins! Grab family members, friends, scout troop members, neighbors … whoever you’d like to join you for an activity-packed overnight adventure at the Science Museum. This time we’re piquing curiosity by exploring how our world is illuminated.

Friday night is packed with hands-on activities. To celebrate the opening of the touring exhibition Playing With Light, campers will dive into all things lasers, lenses and lights with camera and photography workshops, UV light splatter painting, a lumosity demo and more. After a star-studded astronomy show in The Dome, it's lights out for a memorable “camping” experience inside your favorite museum.

On Saturday, after fueling up from breakfast, campers get early access to Playing With Light before it debuts for its Science Museum run until August. Using basic physics principles, 20+ interactive experiences and a sense of fun, the hands-on exhibition ignites imagination and shines light on discovery. Campers can also explore the Science Museum's three floors of exhibitions and labs, and can take advantage of early access to the gift shop to purchase items to keep the STEM exploration shining bright at home.

Curiosity Camp In takes place from Friday, February 10, at 6 p.m. to Saturday, February 11, at 9 a.m. Activities are designed for campers age 8–12, but anyone older than 7 may attend.

Registration and Pricing

  • Curiosity Camp In costs $55 per person for members and $65 per person for non-members. Pre-registration is required.
  • One chaperone is required for every four campers.
  • Both campers and chaperones should register.
  • If you’re organizing a group to attend camp together, please include this information at registration and ensure all group members know your group name.
  • Curiosity Camp In is limited to 150 participants so register early to secure your spot.
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