Spend the night at Union Terminal!

Grab your sleeping bag and experience what USA Today called one of the country's top 10 museum overnights!

Each Overnight program includes educational programming, an evening snack, time to explore the museum*, breakfast and access to the Duke Energy Children’s Museum the next day. All Overnight themes last from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. Recommended for ages 6 to 12.

* Includes Duke Energy Children's Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science and Cincinnati History Museum

Public Overnights

Our Public Overnights are great for families and small groups! Book one of our overnights today by calling (513) 287-7001 or book online.

Program fees

Members: $30 per person
Non-Members: $35 per person

Saturday, January 5, 2019: S.T.E.A.M.

S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics, and these topics are more important than ever! Experience an evening filled with fun experiments, building challenges and artwork created with chemical reactions!

Register by December 22, 2019.

Saturday, February 2, 2019: Girl Scout Investigation

Brownie Senses: Brownies will touch, smell, hear, taste, and see their ways through this sensory badge program. All Requirements Covered
Junior Detective: Juniors will learn about how archaeologist are like detectives who investigate past civilizations. All Requirements Covered
Cadette Special Agent: Cadettes will investigate the world of forensic science and psychology. All Requirements Covered

Register by January 19, 2019.

We really enjoyed our overnight experience. It was a great combination of fun, education and play.

- ADVENTURE MOMSaturday, April 6, 2019: In the Dark

Discover a world that comes alive when the sun goes down in this overnight at Duke Energy Children’s Museum. You’ll explore the stars and constellations, meet nocturnal creatures, learn why some minerals fluoresce under UV light and create glow-in-the-dark artwork.

Register by March 23, 2019.

Saturday, March 23, 2019: Dig It (NEW!)

Dig into the studies of paleontology, geology and archaeology in this exciting new overnight. Take a tour through our new dinosaur gallery, make a fossil cast and discover what our world looked like millions of years ago!

Register by March 9, 2019.

The girls learned a lot about caving experiences that they couldn’t get from a book. This was an awesome program. I would definitely do it again.

- LAURIE, GIRL SCOUT TROOP 386Cancellation policy for Public Overnights

If you need to cancel your Overnight reservation, we ask that you do so at least two weeks prior to the overnight and your entire payment will be refunded. If you cancel within 13 days of your event, you will refund your payment, less $25 as a cancellation fee. If you cancel the day of the event, no refund will be given. Please have the card in hand when calling to cancel. Call (513) 287-7001 to cancel.

Private Overnights

Looking for a private group experience? Our private Overnights allow you and your group an exclusive experience at the museum: you pick the theme and your OMNIMAX® show. Private Overnights are available any day of the week. Having several alternate dates in mind will increase the probability that we can host your group. Private overnights must be booked at least 3 weeks in advance of the event date. All Overnight themes last from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. Recommended for ages 6 to 12.

The fees for private overnights are a flat rate of $1,250 for up to 35 people. If you have more than 35 people, fees are $30 for each addition person. A $250 down payment is due at time of booking and will go toward your total payment. Final attendance numbers and payment are due two weeks prior to your overnight. If you need to add people onto your reservation within 13 days of your event, payment for those individuals is $35 per person and will be subject to availability.

Booking dates for Private Overnights are available starting January 2019. Call us now to make your reservation: (513) 287-7001.

Cancellation Policy for Private Overnights

If you need to cancel a Private Overnight, we ask that you do so at least two weeks prior to your event date and your entire payment will be refunded. If you cancel within 13 days of your event, you will be refunded your total payment minus the $250 deposit. Final attendance count is due two weeks prior to your overnight. You will not be refunded for individuals that cancel within 13 days of your event. Please have the card in hand when calling to cancel. Call (513) 287-7001 to cancel.