Overnight Adventures

It’s a Night at the Museum!

Grab your sleeping bag and head out in search of an adventure at one of the most exciting places in town! Offered year round, Overnight Adventures are a once in a lifetime opportunity for your group to spend the night at McWane Science Center. Enjoy an evening filled with hands-on learning in the exhibit halls, larger-than-life experiences in the IMAX® Dome Theater, and educational programs tailored to fit your group, including badge programs for Scout Troops. Let us help you customize an overnight adventure for your group! For more information or to schedule an Overnight Adventure, call (205) 714-8414.


To reserve an Overnight Adventure or for more information, please email Overnights@mcwane.org or fill out our Overnight Adventure Online Request Form.

Current Open Dates for Smaller Groups

2019 Open Dates

November 22
December 6

*Dates are subject to change or cancellation if the minimum of 100 participants is not met.

Overnight Package Includes

  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • After Hours admission to Adventure Halls
  • Exciting science program


  • $40 per participant
  • $10/person IMAX Dome Theater Film (optional)
  • $15 Overnight Adventure T-Shirt (optional)

*If you plan to attend the evening’s activities, but not stay overnight, you will still be charged the full price. No discounts or coupons

Customize your Overnight Adventure Experience: (additional fees apply)

  • IMAX Dome Theater Film
  • Souvenirs
  • Classroom Activities and Merit Badge Programs
  • Overnight Adventure Patches
  • And more!

Group Size

A minimum of 100 participants are required. One adult is required for every five children. Overnight Adventure participants, including siblings, must be first grade and older. If kindergartners attend, each kindergartner must me accompanied by an adult.

Shared open dates available for smaller groups. Prices and programming may vary.

Call 205-714-8414 for more information.

Family Overnights

Families are welcome to join in any of our open dates.

Overnight Merchandise

Overnight Adventure T-Shirts are now available for pre-order! Just fill out your Pre-Order form and pick up your shirt at the Cool Stuff Store when you arrive!


Parking is available for Overnight guests. Parking will be charged at the rate of $5/vehicle and is payable by cash or credit card. The parking deck will close at 10:00pm and reopen at 6:30am.

Cancellation Policy

One month’s notice is required from the date of booking for all Overnights. A deposit or credit card number is due prior to Overnight confirmation and will be considered non-refundable.

Overnight Adventure FAQ