Non-members enjoy member prices when booking a group of 10 or more.
A Night at the Museum for Your Young Explorer!
Explore the exhibits after-hours: Discover the deepest depths of the oceans, travel to the tops of rainforests, and blast off into outer space at your own private planetarium show.
After milk and cookies, roll out your sleeping bag in an exhibit area like the flooded forest tunnel, Philippine Coral Reef, or even face-to-face with Claude the albino alligator!
In the morning, rise-and-shine for breakfast time at the Academy Café—and continue your adventure with complimentary next-day admission to the museum.
Available Sleepover Dates
Pricing and Perks
Waiver of Liability
The Academy requires an electronically signed waiver of liability form for each adult and each child attending a 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. No one can be admitted without having completed their waiver.
Please note that waivers are date-specific: Click the desired Penguins+Pajamas date below for the corresponding waiver.
Sleepovers are open to children ages 5-17. An adult chaperone (25 and older) must accompany every group of no more than five children, and assume full responsibility for such children.
No persons 25 and older may participate in the sleepover unless accompanied by a child for whom the adult is responsible. Similarly, no unaccompanied children may participate in the Sleepover. People between the ages of 18 and 24 are welcome, but may not serve as chaperones.
Chaperones are responsible for the behavior and safety of the children attending, and all children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
All our events, including Scout-exclusive events, are coed, and we welcome moms, dads, brothers, sisters, and even interested friends as part of your group.
Please read our Guidelines and Safety Rules for more information.
Do bring: Pillow, sleeping bag, toiletries (showers not available), hard-soled shoes/slippers
Do not bring: Flashlights, tents, outside food/drink (unless related to a special diet), coolers, balloons, radios, weapons
Optional: Air mattresses, earplugs, sleep mask
Reminder: Don't forget to complete your online waiver of liability! Each member of your party must fill one out before your sleepover.
After the Sleepover ends at 8 am, the museum must be vacated to prepare for opening. Since next-day admission to the museum is included with your sleepover ticket, feel free to get your hand stamped and re-enter when the building opens to the public for the day.
We do not allow outside food into the Academy during sleepovers, except in connection to a dietary restriction (please contact us in advance to arrange this). Dinner and drinks are available for purchase at the Academy Café from 6-9 pm. A bedtime snack and breakfast the next day are included.
Garage parking is included; bring your ticket with you for validation. Please note that there is no overnight street parking (as per Golden Gate Park regulations) and that the garage is not operated by the Academy.
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 the Academy re-opens the next day.
Full payment is due at the time of booking for up to 9 individuals. Groups of 10 or more must pay a non-refundable deposit equal to 50% of the number of the people in their group within 3 business days of booking request. Full payment is due 60 days prior to the event date.
If requested more than 30 days prior to the event, up to 10 tickets of an order may be rescheduled once without penalty. No refunds or transfers to other dates will be given within 30 days of the event date. The Academy reserves the right to cancel any Penguins+Pajamas sleepover at any time.