A Night At The Museum – Adult Sleepovers are Back at AMNH

  Last modified on June 22nd, 2020

For anyone who’s wondered what it’s like to visit the American Museum of Natural History without any children running around, or for anyone who has seen “Night At The Museum” – you’re in luck.

For two nights in September, The American Museum of Natural History will turn its attention toward the grown-ups. A series of popular, adult-only sleepovers is set to return to the museum on Friday, September 13th and Saturday, September 15th.


While normally a “family favorite”and known for its kid-friendly programs, the institution will switch gears for these two nights. The series will feature guided tours, food and drink and live music. Further, those who attend will have uninterrupted access to all of the museum’s permanent exhibit halls after dark.

Night at Museum NYC AMNH

photo credit: © AMNH/R. Mickens

The “sleepovers” will begin right after the museum closes its doors to the public for the night. Hours will be from 6:30pm to 9am. The evening will kick off with a champagne toast in the Irma and Paul Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life, and will be followed by a sit-down meal in the Cullman Hall of the Universe. After dinner, guests will be able to freely roam and explore the museum at their own leisure.

Night at the Museum Sleepovers

photo credit: © AMNH/R. Mickens

Further, guests can take in a show at the Planetarium, see a 3D film, or partake in a live animal demonstration. Special exhibitions, including those focusing on oceans and the T. Rex will be open as well.

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When it’s time for bed, guests will sleep under the museum’s iconic life-sized blue whale.

Adult Sleepovers American Museum of Natural History

photo credit: © AMNH/R. Mickens

Only those who are over the age of 21 are welcome, creating a more sophisticated take on their popular family sleepovers. Tickets cost $350 ($300 for museum members). The price of admission includes the cost of food, drinks, cots to sleep on and access to the night’s special events and exhibits. More information and tickets, click here.

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