Kids Night Out

Let your kids play at the Museum after hours

Drop your little ones off for a kids-only evening of hands-on fun. We’ll eat pizza, play games, explore exhibits, and work together on science experiments. Your kids will have a blast while you’re off enjoying a few hours to yourself.

Each Kids Night Out runs from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and will offer new activities and places to explore. Be sure to sign up for multiple dates!

5 – 10 (must be potty-trained and able to use the bathroom independently)

$40 per child for Museum Members
$45 per child for General Public

Upcoming dates:
September 8 and 22
October 27
November 10
December 8
January 12 and 26
February 9 and 23
March 8
April 12 and 26
May 10

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What will an evening look like for my child?
5:30 – 6:00 pm: Drop-off and games on the Southside of campus
6:00 – 6:30 pm: Pizza dinner
6:30 – 7:30 pm: Exhibit exploration and special program
7:30 – 8:00 pm: Choice of storytime, crafts, or games
8:00 – 8:30 pm: Pick-Up

What sort of activities will my child participate in?

  • Our Kids’ Night Out program features a variety of hands-on activities, mostly in our exhibit spaces. We design activities to be fun and exciting while helping kids develop skills and positive habits in scientific and critical thinking.

Is there a cancellation policy?

  • The Museum will grant full refunds when a session is cancelled by the Monday before the program date. No refunds will be issued after that date.
  • If your child cannot attend the program due to a confirmed case or contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please contact our Reservations team to discuss options.

Can you accommodate my child with medical allergies and/or special needs?

  • Allergies: We are happy to adjust snack options and may be able to adjust the dinner options for food allergies/intolerances.
  • In case of severe food allergies, please be aware that it is not possible for us to monitor the food that other children may bring for their dinners.
  • Our staff is trained to use EpiPens during an anaphylactic event. Please fill out an EpiPen authorization and waiver of liability form, which you can find here.
  • Besides EpiPens, the Museum will not be responsible for administering medication to children.
  • Special Needs: The Museum is committed to full and equal opportunity for children to enjoy our program experience, and all reasonable modifications will be considered.
  • If your child has specific needs to create an enjoyable evening, please contact Cole Finney, our Associate Program Manager of Children’s Programming at

What is your COVID-19 safety protocol?

  • All COVID policies are subject to change based on government and health professionals’ recommendations. We will monitor local vaccination rates and update this page and email registered families should a change in policy occur.
  • High traffic and shared areas are sanitized before the program.
  • Our mask policy will mirror the Museum’s current visitor mask policy. Please check our website for details.

What happens if someone in the program displays symptoms?*

  • If a child demonstrates COVID-like symptoms during the evening, they will be moved to an isolated location under supervision and caregivers will be notified for immediate pick-up.
  • If someone is sent home for COVID-like symptoms, we will follow the Health Department’s guidance for contact tracing and inform families from all groups who may have been exposed.
  • If there are indications that a staff member or participant with COVID-19 (symptomatic or asymptomatic) has attended the program, we will notify families immediately.
  • We request that families remain in contact with us post-program and let us know if they find that their child may have been COVID-19 positive when attending the program. If this is the case, we will notify participating families and staff who may have been in contact with the child. *Subject to change based on government and health professionals’ recommendations. We will update this page and email registered families should a policy change occur.

What should I do if I have symptoms or test positive after attending the program?

  • Please let us know if you have a fever or if anyone in your household tests positive for COVID-19 in the two weeks after attending the program.

How will drop-off and pick-up work?

  • Child drop-off will be on our Southside parking lot, across the street from the main Museum, and will run 5:30-6:00 pm. You will park in the parking lot and walk your child to our educators who will sign them in and walk them over to join the rest of the group.
  • For pick-up, we will again be at the Southside parking lot. It will run 8:00 – 8:30 pm.
  • A fee of $5 per 10 minutes after 8:30 pm will be charged to your account.
  • All adults are required to show an ID to sign out their child. Please have your ID ready to show when you arrive at the pick-up area.

What do I do if I need someone else to pick up my child from the Museum?

  • Authorized pickups are entered through your Ultra Camp account and can be adjusted at any time.
  • The Wednesday before the event, check your email for the names of individuals authorized for pick up and add anyone else through UltraCamp.
  • You can also speak with or contact staff with changes.

What is included in the dinner?

  • We will provide pizza, both a vegetarian and meat option with a fruit or vegetable side.
  • There will be a peanut-free snack provided during the evening.
  • Please send a water bottle with your child for the evening.
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