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Overnight Lock-Ins

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Overnight Lock-Ins at Akron Fossils & Science Center

Wacky Mad Scientist party theme

Wacky Mad Scientist party theme

Wacky Mad Scientist party theme





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Reserve today!


Typical Lock-In Schedule


  • 6:00 pm | Check In and Set Up (Dinner is not provided.)
  • 7:00 pm | Welcome and Introduction
  • 7:30-10:30 pm | Science Activity
    Stations and Outdoor Play Time
    (weather permitting)
  • 10:30 pm | Science Snacking
  • 11:30 pm | Games
  • 12:30 am | Teeth Brushed and Beds Made
  • 1:30 am | Lights Out


  • 8 — 9 am | Continental Breakfast
  • 9 am | Clean Up and Check Out
  • 10 am—5 pm | *Bonus Discovery Day   

* See program flyer for specific details.


Reserving Your Lock-In

Please make your reservation at least two weeks in advance. To schedule your lock-in please contact our party hostess Jodie Brewer (contact information below) and download the following registration forms.



Our zip-line liability release form must be signed by the parents of EVERY rider under 18 years of age. You may want to send this with your registrations form. CHILDREN WHO DO NOT HAVE A SIGNED RELEASE FORM WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO RIDE THE ZIP-LINE. Click here to download and print the form. All zip-line riders must be at least 48 inches tall.



A $100 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your Overnight Lock-In. The deposit can be made with a credit card over the telephone by calling the Science Center during our office hours or by making a payment in person at the Science Center.  We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

The remainder of your Lock-In fee can be paid by cash, check, or credit card at the Science Center on the day of your Lock-In.


Contact us today to schedule your lock-in...

Call 330-665-DINO (3466)

Or you can e-mail our Program Director, Jodie Brewer.
We look forward to welcoming your group! 




Last But Not Least....


Now that your lock-in has been scheduled, don't forget to include directions and a map to our facility.



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