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A note about our overnight programs: Unless otherwise indicated, families will spend the night in the host institutions. It is highly recommended that you bring sleeping bags, foam pads, and pillows to these programs, as you will be sleeping on the floor.
International Spy Museum – Washington, D.C.
Saturday, April 21–Sunday, April 22, 2018
The museum doors have been locked for the night, and a group of exclusive student recruits stand ready to begin a night of top-secret spy training. In the hours that follow, the recruits will assume a secret identity, transform themselves through disguise; make and break secret codes; interrogate real spies; and hunt for a mole in the ranks. Meanwhile, the adults will be busy with their own clandestine mission, the details of which are too sensitive to reveal. As day breaks, enemy agents will be exposed in a dramatic finale. This overnight program begins around 6 p.m. on Saturday and ends around 10 a.m. Sunday. Dinner, a snack, and light breakfast are included. Participants should bring sleeping bags, mats, and pillows as they will be sleeping on the museum floor.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History – New Haven, Connecticut
Saturday, June 2–Sunday, June 3, 2018
Participants get a behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s paleontology, entomology, and botany departments during this program filled with fascinating workshops and discoveries. Families learn how fossil preparators extract dinosaur bones from the surrounding matrix, and meet other Yale scientists to learn how their research is helping us understand the evolutionary history of life on Earth. This overnight program begins around 5 p.m. on Saturday and ends around 11 a.m. on Sunday. Dinner, a snack, and light breakfast are included. Participants should bring sleeping bags, mats, and pillows as they will be sleeping on the museum floor.
Mount St. Helens Institute – Toutle, Washington
Saturday, July 28–Sunday, July 29, 2018
Participants in this overnight adventure experience a volcano at night while learning about the ever-changing landscape of Mount St. Helens and the fascinating geological discoveries underway there. CTYers and their families engage in hands-on scientific activities including an evening hike and interactive discussions with educators about the Pacific Northwest’s volcanic landscapes, natural processes, and cultural past. Trek in the Blast Zone area and marvel at the dramatic views of the volcano, the Pumice Plain, and Spirit Lake. This campout in the Science and Learning Center offers spectacular views of the crater and lava dome. This overnight program begins around 2 p.m. Saturday and ends around noon on Sunday. It includes dinner and a continental breakfast and lunch. Participants should bring sleeping bags, mats, and pillows as they will be sleeping in bunk beds. Detailed information will be available upon registration.