This Sunday, we open at 11 a.m. and stay open until 5:30 p.m. Details

Event / Science Snoozeum

Science by Night

next date Dec 7

Stay overnight in the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago!

Enjoy a rare chance to explore the Museum after everyone else has gone home.

Explore the Museum's one-of-a-kind exhibits at your own pace. Participate in special activities, make your own science toys, and complete a scavenger hunt. When it's all done, sleep nose-to-nose with a 727, next to a giant heart or steps away from a toy-making factory. It's all part of the Snoozeum!

science rarely sleeps

A night to remember

Snoozeums are open to groups of both boys and girls ages 6-12, as well as families with children ages 6-12. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The $65 per person fee includes overnight admission, parking, a film in the Giant Dome Theater, activities, a Snoozeum patch and breakfast. For everything to know about coming to a Snoozeum, download our guide.

Snoozeum Participant Guide (PDF)

Upcoming dates

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission at our holiday-themed Snoozeum. 
Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday, January 18, 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019

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How to register

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Groups of both boys and girls ages 6-12 require a minimum of 10 people, with one adult chaperone for every five children.

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Families with kids ages 6-12 can register by phone at (773) 684-9844, ext. 8800. Download our guide for more information.

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