Enjoy an evening with friends performing exciting missions in our amazing museum! Our Overnight Program is an exciting way for kids to have fun and learn about science, technology, engineering, math, astronomy, robotics and aviation. Sleep beneath our SR-71 and wake up to the sights of amazing aircraft!
Our Overnights are great experiences for kids ages 8-18, and are open for individual or group registration. An individual kid must be accompanied by a guardian. For groups we require a 5-to-1 youth to adult ratio.
In additional to our full schedule of public Overnights, we can also build a custom private Overnight upon request!
All of our programs are safe, supervised, and highly educational. Our Overnights feature a series of activities centered on a theme – aviation, robotics, space exploration, engineering, and STEM. All of our programs can be applied toward Merit Badge requirements for Cub, Boy and Girl Scouts. For Overnight Descriptions, see below.
Overnight Policy: The Museum requires a minimum of 75 youth (combined from all groups) and has a maximum limit of 100 youth for an overnight. A 5-to-1 youth to adult ratio is required. The Museum reserves the right to cancel any overnight that doesn’t meet the minimum. See our list of overnight rules while staying at the Museum here. Minimum youth numbers are not required for Private overnights.
How to Register: Participants may register online here. Registration includes museum admission, all activities, evening snack, and breakfast in the morning. Within a week after registering you will receive a confirmation email. We recommend that you register at least a month in advance to reserve your spot! We will, however, accept registrations up to two weeks prior to a scheduled overnight. For more payment, cancellation and refund information, review our Overnight Packet.
How to Pay: A month prior to your registered overnight you will receive an orientation packet and invoice. Upon receipt of the invoice, you are required to pay for your registration. Payment can be processed via check or credit card. Rates for participation are $35.00 per person. For Private Overnights there is a $1,500 base fee which covers 50 participants. Each additional participant over the 50 person base will be charged the standard rate.
General Schedule: Museum doors open at 6:30 p.m. for check-in. Overnight activities begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. and bedtime is at 11:00. Wake-up is at 7:30 a.m. and breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m. The overnight concludes at 9:00 a.m. the following morning.
How to Preprare: For more information about our Overnights and to prepare, download and review our Overnight Packet.
Questions? Contact staff by calling 402-944-3100 ext. 210, or emailing the Education Department.
Overnight Programs Open for Registration:
- October 3, 2015 – Robotics
- October 24, 2015 – SASM Adventure
- November 7, 2015 – SASM Adventure
- November 14, 2015 – Aviation
- December 5, 2015 – Aviation
- January 23, 2016 – Space Exploration
- February 20, 2016 – Robotics
- March 12, 2016 – Engineering
- April 16, 2016 – Astronomy
- May 7, 2016 – Space Exploration
- September 17, 2016 – Aviation
- October 22, 2016 – Engineering
- November 19, 2016 – Robotics
- December 12, 2016 – Astronomy
Book a Private Overnight for your Group!
Don’t see a date that works for you? We can schedule a private overnight for your group on a date that will work. Give us a call and we will build a custom evening for your group.
SASM Adventure: Kids will participate in aviation themed activities like building paper airplanes, a tour of the hangars, and paper rockets! After all the excitement, kids will wind down and fall asleep under the SR-71 Blackbird. This overnight is ideal for Cub Scouts Troops and younger kids ages 8-11.
Astronomy: Spend a night under the stars at the Strategic Air & Space Museum! Kids will participate in hands-on astronomy activities such as telescope viewing, making a planisphere, planetarium shows, and more! Our own museum astronomer will lead outdoor viewing sessions. You won’t want to miss out on this “stellar” overnight experience! This overnight is ideal for Boy Scouts earning their Astronomy Merit Badge.
Aviation: Through this indepth hands-on overnight, kids will learn the principles of flight and navigation, as well as build FPG-9 gliders and preform a pre-flight inspection. This overnight is ideal for Boy Scouts earning their Aviation Merit Badge.
Engineering: Engineers are changing the world all the time. They dream up creative, practical solutions and work with other smart, inspiring people to invent, design, and create things that matter. Kids will think like an engineer as they participate in engineering design challenges, build simple machines, work as a team, and more! This overnight is ideal for Boy Scouts earning their Engineering Merit Badge.
Space Exploration: Blast off to learning at the Strategic Air & Space Museum, where kids will participate in hands-on activities such as creating their own space station, building and launching a Rocket, and more! Register early—you won’t want to miss out on this “out of this world” experience! This overnight is ideal for Boy Scouts earning their Space Exploration Merit Badge.
Robotics: Spend a night full of robotics and technology at the Strategic Air & Space Museum where kids will learn basic programming using Lego Mindstorms, create a model of a working robot on the International Space Station, and more! “Get in gear” for this awesome overnight experience! This overnight is ideal for Boy Scouts earning their Robotics Merit Badge.
Girls in STEM: Calling all girl scientists, engineers, and space enthusiasts! You are invited to a night of fun and learning—for girls only! Through team work, experimentation, and hands-on activities, the girls will “blast off” to learning in a fun, supportive environment where girls who love science can get together and play. This overnight is open to all girls between the ages of 8-12.