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Design Your Own UNIQUE Private Overnight!

Spend the night making memories with help from our experienced and enthusiastic museum educators as they guide you through three hours of overnight activities that YOU get to select!

Mix and match these activities until you have filled your 3-hour program:

30-Minute Activities

  • Discovery Basecamp exploration with microscope and insects activity
  • Earth Theater viewing of dinosaur-themed video
  • Wildlife Halls and Second Floor scavenger hunt, and skull identification activity
  • Expedition Peru Interactive Show
  • Live Animal Encounter in Earth Theater
  • Bioluminescent dance party

1-Hour Activities

  • Dinosaurs in Their Time and First Floor scavenger hunt, and dinosaur fossils
  • Cultural Halls and Third Floor scavenger hunt, and touchable artifacts
  • Fossil Jacketing Course with take-home fossil replica and time in Bonehunters Quarry for fossil digging
  • Wildlife Halls and Second Floor scavenger hunt, and skull identification activity
 

Pricing and Registration for Private Overnights

$1,800 for up to 45 people*
Call 412.622.3288 or email ProgramRegistration@carnegiemuseums.org to register and to check for available dates.
*any combination of children (ages 6+) and adults are accepted. a 5:1 child-to-adult chaperone ratio is required. contact us about making reservations for groups larger than 45.

Private Overnights include admission to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History on Saturday, as well as an evening snack and light breakfast items, including coffee, milk, cereal, and fruit. Overnights begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and end at 10 a.m. the next morning.

Premium Public Overnights

We pull out all the stops to please your family or group with our re-imagined overnight programs! Get the VIP—Very Important Participant!—treatment in these new overnights. Gain access to behind-the-scenes areas, have up-close encounters with amazing live animals, and much more when you spend the night with us.

Premium Public Overnights include admission to the Museum on Saturday, as well as an evening pizza party and a continental breakfast including coffee, tea, milk, cereal, pastries, and fruit. Overnights begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and end at 10 a.m. the next morning.

Pricing and Registration for Premium Public Overnights

2014 price: $60 per person; 2015 price: $65 per person
Call 412.622.3288 or email ProgramRegistration@carnegiemuseums.org to register. $10 per person nonrefundable deposit is due within one month of booking. Remaining balance is due one month before overnight.

Carnegie Science Extravaganza
Friday, November 20–Saturday, November 21

This adventure features special access to behind-the-scenes areas with staff scientists on hand to engage you in the fascinating observations, collections, and discoveries made right here in the halls of our historic building. All three exhibition floors of the museum are open for guided exploration and hands-on science activities with Museum Educators. This overnight includes a cool take-home artifact.

From dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, this overnight has something for everyone!

Premium Public Overnights include admission to the museum on Saturday, as well as an evening pizza party and a continental breakfast including coffee, tea, milk, cereal, pastries, and fruit. Overnights begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and end at 10 a.m. the next morning.

Important Information

  • Meals
    Please, to preserve our exhibits and collections, no outside food or drink. Contact us to discuss special dietary needs.
  • Accommodations
    Participants sleep on carpeted and tiled floors as a group. No tents are permitted; sleeping bags, pillows, and a sleeping pad work well. Please dress appropriately for community sleeping; warm layers recommend. Access to electrical outlets available upon request for special needs.
  • Inclement Weather
    Should hazardous conditions result in cancellation of programs, announcements will be made on television stations KDKA, WTAE, and WPXI.

Family Party Night!

Not quite ready for to spend the ENTIRE night at the museum? Come for an evening of exploration the whole family can enjoy! With hands-on dinosaur, nature, and culture-related activities, shows in Earth Theater, face painting, live animal encounters, take-home artifacts, snacks, and more, Family Party Nights are guaranteed to bring smiles to all of your young explorer’s faces. All Family Party Night child participants receive a free patch as a souvenir.

Upcoming Family Party Night

Saturday, November 14, 6–8:30 p.m.; Check-in from 5:45–6 p.m.

Prices and Registration for Family Party Night

$20 per person. Recommended for children ages 2 and older. One adult per child required.

Registration required by November 6.
Call 412.622.3288 or email ProgramRegistration@carnegiemuseums.org to register.