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Sleepover at California Academy of Sciences

Sleepover at California Academy of Sciences

Overnight stay in African Hall, Aquarium, Lower Swamp, or Islands of Evolution

Live animal demonstrations

Rainforests of the World Exhibit until 8:00 pm

Two Planetarium showings

Late-night snack and continental breakfast

Overnight parking in Music Concourse Garage

Next day admission to the Academy

Complimentary Sharpshooter Photo Per Group ($20 value) additional photos at $5 each, Photo Pick-Up 6:30-9:30PM in Front Lobby

Sleepover Schedule

Click here to download PDF schedule [156k].

Pricing and Tickets

Pricing $99/person Non-members

$79/person Members

Group rates available for groups of 10 or more. TicketsClick here to purchase Penguins+Pajamas tickets. Click here to download a group reservation form for groups of 10 or more [474k].

Important Information & Eligibility Requirements


Admission to the Sleepover begins at 6:00 pm, and the event ends at 8:00 am the following day. If you would like to spend the day at the Academy after the Sleepover, you may get your hand stamped and re-enter when the building opens for the day. There are no in/out privileges during the Sleepover. If you leave the Sleepover for any reason before its conclusion, you may re-enter when we re-open for the day.

Sleeping areas — African Hall, Aquarium, Lower Swamp and Islands of Evolution exhibit — are available on a first come, first served basis. Areas may not be reserved.

Dinner and drinks are available for purchase. The Academy Café is open from 6-9pm.

Parking is included; bring your ticket with you to check-in for validation. There is no overnight street parking as per Golden Gate Park regulations. The garage is not operated by the Academy and, as such, the Academy makes no representations concerning the garage or your ability to park in it.

Smoking is prohibited in Golden Gate Park, therefore, smoking is not permitted in the Academy.

The Academy Lab Junior Store is open from 6:30 - 9:30 pm in the evening and 7:00 - 8:00 am in the morning.

Complimentary Sharpshooter Photo offer is only valid during the evening of the sleepover event. Multiple photo capture locations in the museum will be available from 6:00-8:30pm. One complimentary photo per group. Additional photos avaialble for $5 each. Photo pick-up is 6:30-9:30pm in the front lobby at the photo redemption desk.

For more information about Academy Sleepovers, please call (415) 379-5333.

What to bring » [PDF, 86kb]

Eligibility Requirements

PLEASE READ, and agree to abide by, the Academy’s Eligibility Requirements

Penguins+Pajamas is a program for children between the ages of 5 and 17, who must be accompanied by an adult chaperone who is 25 years of age, or older. There must be one adult chaperone for every group of up to 5 children, and adults cannot attend unless there is a child in their party. Similarly, no unaccompanied children may participate in the Sleepover. Guests between 18 and 24 are welcome, but may not serve as chaperones.

The Academy requires a signed Waiver of Liability form for EACH adult and EACH child attending the Sleepover. For children, the Waiver must be signed by the child’s parent or guardian. The Waiver of Liability must identify the adult who will be responsible for the child during the Sleepover. Only original Waivers will be accepted; no faxes or copies. No one will be admitted without a completed Waiver.

Safety Rules

For the enjoyment, safety and security of your group, other guests, the staff and the animals, the following activities are prohibited:

Running, yelling, climbing, or throwing materials of any kind

Touching, or attempting to frighten the animals in any manner, including tapping on aquariums or other exhibits

Taking anything out of, or putting anything into, the exhibits

Using the tanks, and/or windows as writing surfaces (they scratch easily)

Bare feet; shoes or soled slippers must be worn at all times

Smoking, either in the Academy or GG Park; including use of smokeless tobacco products

Bringing in food or drink, except in connection with dietary restrictions

Using cell phones, except in the case of an emergency.

California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr
Ticket price: $99

Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 AM

California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr