Kids’ Night at the Museum

March 27, 2012 9:00 am

When you camp with the kids you’re bound to make some memories: “Like, remember when the wood was too damp to make a fire? And dad broke the tent poles over his knee? And we had to sleep in the car? Wasn’t that just great?!”

Make good camping memories — but without the whole “actual nature” thing — at the American Museum of Natural History’s Sleepover.

An overnight adventure for parents and kids 6-13, the “Night at the Museum” is the ideal indoor camping experience: you bring the barest essentials (kids, sleeping bags, toothbrushes), and the museum provides the rest.


… “Night at the Museum” is the ideal indoor camping experience


After a 6pm check-in, guests begin a “Museum Quest” scavenger hunt through the Hall of Meteors and the land of the Dinosaurs, then enjoy a live animal presentation including birds of prey, lizards, and even bear cubs (check out a sample schedule).

After an evening snack, grab a flashlight and guidebook for a fossil-fact-finding mission, before winding down with an IMAX movie. Campers get cots among the museum exhibits, plus bedtime stories before midnight lights out.

The museum also provides breakfast, so it’s like “remember when we woke up to fresh fruit and muffins? And then caught a cab home? Wasn’t that just great?!”

Select dates available May through August. Tickets go quickly, so get yours now.

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