During MPM's exciting Overnights, you'll experience the Museum under the cover of darkness.
Get a deeper look into one of the Museum's great exhibits or the theme of the evening through hands-on activities with MPM Educators. Catch a thrilling show in our six-story Dome Theater, then guide your group through exhibits on a flashlight exploration. Finally, you'll be ready to "bed-down" for a night of rest in select exhibit areas.
For scout groups and families with children ages 6-12. Overnights begin at 6 p.m. on Friday evening and last until 8 a.m. the following morning.
November Overnight: $45 per person, $35 for members, $40 for groups (10+ booked together, in advance)
February and January Overnights: $55 per person, $45 for members, $50 for groups (10+ booked together, in advance)
April Overnight: $60 per person, $50 for members, and $55 for groups (10+ booked together, in advance)
- The reservation process starts by completing the Overnight Request Form. You will want to have all guest information prior to filling out this form.
- After receiving your approval email, please call Reservations at 414-278-2728.
- Sleepover reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of sleepover.
- Full payment is due at the time of registration.
- Special payment arrangements may be made for groups of 10 or more.
- Payments are nonrefundable and nonexchangable.
- Download our Overnights FAQs and Packing List for a Sample Schedule* and more information
Questions? Please call 414-278-2728.
Overnight tickets are nonrefundable, nonexchangeable. Overnight guests are responsible for maintaining the chaperone ratio of one adult for every five children and for ensuring the children in their group meet the age range policy of 6-12. We cannot make exceptions to our age range policy.
*Program components, cost, and schedule are subject to change
Upcoming Themed Overnights
All Overnights include Museum exploration, hands-on activities, a Dome Theater show, a self-guided flashlight exploration of the Third Floor, light breakfast, and all-day Museum admission for Saturday.
The First Americans
November 16, 2018
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Milwaukee Public Museum's groundbreaking exhibition A Tribute to Survival at this special overnight. How did Native Americans learn to make canoes? Find out and make your own paper canoe! See if you can identify stone tools Native Americans used in the past, hear what it was like to live in Wisconsin before modern conveniences, check out Wisconsin rock art, and play Woodland Bingo.
Perk Alert: Not only will November Overnight guests discover Native American heritage and cultures, they’ll go inside our new Frogs! exhibit and be the first to experience Deck the Streets, the Streets of Old Milwaukee dressed up in seasonal flair!
January 25, 2019
Get ready to take a giant dinosaur-sized step back in time! At our dinosaur-themed overnight, you'll have the chance to handle real dinosaur bones, learn about the work of MPM's paleontologists, make something to take home, and explore the Museum after-hours. Join us for a great night of unique experiences and fun learning!
February 22, 2019
Think you know all there is to know about mummies? Unwind the mysteries of mummies from around the world at this exciting overnight! Learn how to make your own mummy, the secrets behind why mummies were made, and stories of the people who made them.
The Power of Poison
April 12, 2019
This themed Overnight will include entrance to our temporary exhibit, The Power of Poison, as well as hands-on activities and special programming. More details to come soon!
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