The family-friendly sleepovers at the Natural History Museum are back, and offer a whole new way for the Museum to come to life! Get ready to become a nighttime paleontologist, and have your own dinosaur encounter on February 22, 2019.
At the sleepover, you will have a chance to explore the Museum after hours, including the Dinosaur Hall, see a special Dinosaurs Encounters show, watch a movie in the 3D Theater, get up close with dinosaur specimens, do themed crafts and activities, go on a scavenger hunt, enjoy special performances, and more.
The sleepovers are for children ages 5 through 12, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
You will sleep on the floor in front of the iconic dioramas located in the North American Mammal Hall or the Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Oschin and Family
Hall of African Mammals.
Make sure to check-in for sleepover at 6:30 pm in the lower level of the Otis Booth Pavilion. Activities will begin at 7:30 pm sharp. No one will be permitted to check-in after 8:00 pm.
We recommend taking your sleeping bags, pillows, or sleeping pads. If you are taking an air Mattresses, you need to take your own pump. Take a comfy and warm pajamas, toiletries, water bottles, flashlight, washcloth or small towel, and comfy walking shoes because you will be walking throughout the Museum.
If you are a light sleeper, it is highly recommend to take your earplugs and night mask with you.
You should also eat dinner before you arrive at the museum. An evening snack will be provided by the museum, which may include cookies, fruit, granola bars, lemonade, or juice. Breakfast is also included, and will include fresh fruit, bagels and cream cheese, assorted pastries, coffee, tea, and juice. No outside food or drink is permitted in the Museum.
Tickets are $85 per person for non members, and $75 per person for members. Museum admission is included starting at 9:30 am on the day after the Sleepover. To reserve tickets, click here. For more information, please visit NHMLA's official website. For Group Reservations call 213-763-3218.
Parking is located in the Museum’s Car Park, near the corner of Exposition Boulevard and Bill Robertson Lane. The fee for parking is $12 during a Sleepover.
Upcoming Sleepovers are on May 31st (Bugs and Butterflies), and June 21st (Antarctic Dinosaurs).