Book tickets now for popular the sleepover for kids at the American Museum of Natural History, for the final 2015 date, and for 2016, because places sell out.
The AMNH sleepover is the real version of the movie series starring Ben Stiller, including the recent Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb with the great Robin Williams in one of his final roles, as Teddy Roosevelt.
At the AMNH sleepover, participants head out with flashlights in search of adventure, which could mean a face-to-face meeting with a 65-million-year-old T. rex in the Hall of Dinosaurs, or hanging out with the butterflies.
Kids get to climb into their sleeping bags beneath the 94-foot-long blue whale, next to the Alaskan brown bear, or at the base of a volcanic formation. The overnight adventure costs $145 per person and includes an IMAX film, evening snack and light breakfast, and guided tour of the museum with flashlights. Check in at 5:45 p.m., and check out at 9 a.m. next morning.
The next AMNH Night at the Museum sleepovers is October 9. Register on the AMNH sleepover website, including for the list of what participants need to bring, such as a sleeping bag, pillow and flashlight.
Space is limited, so make your reservation ASAP. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Notification List” in the subject line.
Is it worth the money? Here’s a review of the slumber party in the New York Times.
The AMNH sleepover was one of several in a recent round-up of best museum sleepovers in USA Today
There also are sleepovers for kids at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in NYC.