It’s official – the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has brought back its popular sleepover series for families, Penguins and Pajamas, plus an adult sleepover in June called S’mores and Snores.
These sleepovers are a special opportunity for visitors to enjoy the Academy in a new light, as you can roll out your sleeping bag next to the Coral Reef exhibit, the Amazon Forest Tunnel, or another fun exhibit where you’ll watch the animals after dark.
Penguins and Pajamas is meant for kids aged 5-17 accompanied by adult chaperones over 25. Guests will have a snack of milk and cookies before bed, special late-night Planetarium showings, rainforest access until 8pm, breakfast, and next-day admission to the Academy. Check it out May 6 and May 20, or sign your Girl Scout up for a special Girl Scout Exclusive event on June 4. Tickets are $129 for adults and children, or $116 for members.
S’mores and Snores is an adult-only sleepover for guests 21+ on June 17. It will be an “indoor camping” experience complete with s’mores, spooky stories, stargazing in the Planetarium, a late-night screening of The Cabin in the Woods, and camp-themed crafts and games. Guests will enjoy a farm-to-table buffet for dinner, a magic show, a cash bar, morning continental breakfast, next-day admission, and more. Tickets cost $229, or $216 for members.
Guests should bring a sleeping bag and pillow, toiletries, pajamas, and optionally a sleeping pad or yoga mat. At this time, face masks are still required indoors except when eating, drinking, and sleeping, but restrictions are changing quickly. Guests must also present proof of full vaccination.
Overnight garage parking is included with your ticket, and the sleepover officially ends at 8am. Guests must vacate the building for cleaning, but may re-enter free of charge the when the Academy opens at 9:30am.
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