During the day, children fill the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) to learn about nature and other wonders of science. But, for a couple of times in the year, the museum becomes an after-hours playland for those who participate in the Penguins+Pajamas Academy sleepover package. The price to enjoy such an experience is $99/person for members and $119/person for non-members. There are also group rates available for groups of 10 or more.

The program is geared towards children between the ages of 6 and 17, who must be accompanied by an adult chaperone that is 25 years or older.

Sleepovers at CAS include:

  • An overnight stay in African Hall, Aquarium, Lower Swamp, or Islands of Evolution
  • Live snake demonstration and alligator talk
  • Rainforests of the World Exhibit until 8 p.m.
  • Two Planetarium showings of Fragile Planet
  • Next-day museum admission, breakfast, and late-night snacks
  • Overnight parking in Music Concourse Garage
  • Commemorative gift

Other sleepover dates for 2011 include:

  • July 15 – Friday
  • August 20 – Saturday
  • October 15 – Saturday
  • November 12 – Saturday
  • December 30 – Friday

Additional details can be found on the California Academy of Sciences website.