Interactive science exhibition photo showing the giant guitar and sonic rocket

A special camping experience

Bring your school or group to the Science Centre for an amazing sleepover experience. Get sleepy in amongst the awesome exhibits. Snooze in the crash-landed spaceship of Explorer:Space. Set up camp in the out-of-this-world sonic rocket or get cosy inside the giant guitar. You'll never forget it!

Interactive science exhibition photo showing a student leaning over the edge of an exhibit

What's included?

A typical sleepover includes all this:

  • Arrive from 6.30pm onwards
  • A welcome and safety briefing
  • Time for your school or group to explore the hands-on exhibits and enjoy hot chocolate and a cookie
  • Start bedding down about 10pm as the exhibits turn off
  • Breakfast at 8am with a croissant and a drink
  • A fulldome Planetarium show at 8.30am (groups should be ready to leave after the show)
  • Tea and coffee for the adults


Please note that the minimum group size for a sleepover is 75 guests and the maximum is 150. The adult-to-child ratio will be determined by the leader risk assessment and those set out by your groups guidelines. All schools and groups need to bring their own sleeping kit.

The Science Centre team will be here for the whole event. This is for monitoring and safety. Sleepover group leaders will be completely responsible for the children at all times.

A deposit of £375 is needed to confirm your booking and to hold a date. The final invoice must be paid no later than 30 days before the event.

Email us to book your sleepover now
  • Child
    £39.50 minimum 75 children per school or group
  • Supervising Adult
  • Sleepover Badge
    £1.20 each A special badge only available when visiting for a sleepover!

Accessibility info

Accessibility information for sleepovers

Sleepovers have been designed with accessibility in mind. If you'd like to talk to us about your pupils' individual needs before you visit, just get in touch. That way we'll be able to make sure every child will get the most out of their experience.

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