2019 Overnight Adventures

Sleepovers at a favorite spot are a wildly popular experience. Each one offers a unique and special way to enjoy a beloved place and they sell out fast. Now is the time to snag those tickets. Bring your pj's and sleeping bag and sleep next to your favorite exhibit, under the stars or on a historic ship and let your imagination run wild.

Animals & Nature

California Academy of Science, San Francisco

February 23, April 5, May 10, June 8

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.

Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito

April 26, 2019 & May 10, 2019

Experience The Marine Mammal Center like never before! Join us for a sleepover, which we call Seals & Slippers. It's a great chance to experience the Center in a small group setting after hours, all while camping out with the seals and sea lions!

Slide Ranch, Muir Beach

May 11, May 18

Family Campouts offer the very special opportunity to pitch your tent at our campsite overlooking the ocean, have a campfire and wake up on the farm at Slide Ranch. On Saturday, join Slide Ranch teachers for a day of farm activities, crafts and nature exploration. At night, gather for a family potluck dinner, a cozy campfire and camping under the stars. Sunday morning, enjoy a breakfast buffet, morning farm chores, and preparing homemade treats harvested from our organic garden.

Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco

Enjoy an unforgettable experience, on one of our youth group sleepovers. You’ll learn about the animals of San Francisco Bay – and sleep with the sharks!

Monterey Bay Aquarium

January 26, February 23, March 23, April 27, July 13, July 27, August 3, August 24, August 31, October 19

Enjoy fun activities throughout the evening, including a bedtime snack and special late-night programming for you night owls, before snuggling up to fall asleep in front of our world-class exhibits. In the morning, greet the day with our ocean animals and then enjoy a continental breakfast in the Cafe.

Santa Rosa, year round

Get a great night’s sleep while getting closer to the wild wonders of Safari West!


Apr 12 & May 10

Come join the YMCA in the Marin Headlands for a weekend of family activities and fun. Our program will begin with a Friday evening check-in and dinner and end with lunch on Sunday.


Overnight environmental science programs in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area offer students the opportunity to engage in inclusive, hands-on learning experiences in one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most pristine coastal locations.

Oakland Zoo

Book an overnight exclusive to your group! Grab your friends and come on down to the Zoo for an amazing evening with the animals! Start your evening with a private guided tour of the Zoo. Afterwards, enjoy a light snack and participate in a fun hands-on activity. Next, meet some of our education animals up close and settle in for the night. In the morning wake up, enjoy a tasty continental breakfast, pack up your things, and journey back into the zoo to see the animals as they wake.


Children's Fairyland, Oakland

June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, August 10

Grab your sleeping bag and join us this summer for a magical camp-out inside Children’s Fairyland. With rides, special performances, dinner, and a continental breakfast, a summer sleepover creates amazing memories for kids of all ages.

Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa

February 23, 2019 & April 13

Drop your kids off for after-hours fun at the Schulz Museum! Kids will have the Museum all to themselves for pizza dinner, games, art, crafts, and cartooning. Grades 1–6. Discount of $5 off for siblings.

* Kids Night at the Museum is not a sleepover event but it is just as fun! Program runs from 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

Historic Ships

Treat your family, youth group, classroom, or group of friends to the ultimate overnight adventure aboard USS Hornet. Surrounded by vintage and modern aircraft, experience what it was like to live aboard a floating city.

Youth Group Overnight

Avast, me hearties with the San Francisco Maritime National Parks! Spend a night going back in time and experiencing first-hand what it was like to work and sleep aboard a permanently moored turn-of-the-century tall ship.

Living History Aboard the SS Jeremiah O'Brien

Are you looking for a cool, exciting, and memorable trip for your class, youth group or scouts? Then come and spend the day or night on the historic WWII ship SS Jeremiah O'Brien located on Fisherman's Wharf.