If you’ve ever dreamed of sleeping next to giant dinosaur bones or priceless art pieces, you’re in luck! There are many museums around the world that offer visitors a chance to enjoy a one-of-a-kind sleepover among their treasured collections.
Whether you’re a lover of space and astronomy, or more of an archeology and art history buff, here are 8 amazing museums that host late-night activities, educational programs, and unique sleepovers for kids and adults to enjoy!
1. Chabot Space & Science Center, California
Chabot Space & Science Center offers Adventure Evenings & Odyssey Overnights to groups of adults or children with 25 or more participants. Enjoy a memorable night of space exploration with exclusive access to the science center, private planetarium shows, and telescope viewing.
2. Rubin Museum of Art, New York
The Rubin Museum of Art in New York offers Dream-Overs for adults to come in their slippers and pajamas and sleep beneath selected works of art, or as the museum puts it, “Dream under the compassionate and wakeful gaze of a hundred buddhas.”
3. Natural History Museum, London
4. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, New York
Spend a night with baseball’s legends at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Extra Innings Overnights is a great way for kids aged 7 to 12 to bond with their parents over baseball. Sleepovers include fun activities, a baseball movie, a late night snack, and access to the museum’s exhibitions.
5. The National Archives, Washington D.C.
Not a fan of baseball or dinosaurs? Book a sleepover at the National Archives to enjoy a heavy dose of U.S. history. In addition to loads of fun nighttime activities, attendees also get to sleep near the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence!
6. The California Academy of Sciences, California
The California Academy of Sciences offers a “Penguins + Pajamas” sleepover that has a little something for everyone, from aspiring astronauts to budding zookeepers. Guests get to sleep with the fishes, literally, in the academy’s aquarium.
7. The British Museum, London
The British Museum in London promises guests a “monumental night’s sleep” after learning about thousands of years of history through activities and storytelling. Unfortunately, the museum’s sleepover is only for kids.
8. The American Museum of Natural History, New York
Looking for an adventure-filled night at the museum that’ll put Ben Stiller to shame? Look no further than the American Museum of Natural History. Adults and kids can explore the museum’s darkened halls before settling down for the night beneath a life-sized replica of a blue whale.