Sleepover With the Dinosaurs — No Kids Allowed

Jo Piazza
·Managing Editor

For the first time, grownups get to sleep over at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. (Photo: AMNH)

Ever dream of actually spending a night in the museum? 

Plenty of museums offer these kinds of activities for kids, but what about for the kid in all of us? 

The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is planning its first grownups-only sleepover at the museum on Friday, Aug. 1.

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Guests must be 21 and over to attend the event, which will run from 6:30 p.m. until 9 a.m. the next day.

The overnight adventure will begin with a champagne reception and music provided by the 12th Night Jazz trio in the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. About 150 nighttime explorers are expected to roam through the nearly empty halls of the museum.


Grab your sleeping bag and curl up underneath the giant blue whale. (Photo: AMNH)

A three-course dinner will be served before participants unroll their sleeping bags and curl up under the 94-foot-long blue whale in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.

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Wake-up is scheduled for 7 a.m. with a breakfast snack.

“This is a one-of-a-kind evening centered in an iconic New York City location,” said Brad Harris, senior director of visitor services. “We think this offers visitors an intimate adventure of discovery that is unlike anything they have seen before. Imagine the looks you’ll get from your friends and co-workers when you tell them you slept under a blue whale and watched the birth of the universe and the formation of dark matter on Friday night.”

Sleepover fees are $375 per person ($325 for members). 

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