This is a real-life version of “Night at the Museum,” though hopefully nothing (or everything?) comes to life!
If you’ve ever indulged the fantasy of hiding out in the bathroom past closing time in the American Museum of Natural History, this is your kind of event. Imagine how wonderful it would be to wander the halls and check out all the exhibits without the white noise of hundreds of barking tourists. And what about sleeping under the giant whale?!
The museum has done this a rare few times before, and they’re bringing back the once-in-a-lifetime experience for New Yorkers for Valentine’s Day weekend. On Saturday, February 15, city dwellers will be welcomed into the museum long after closing time.
And it only gets better: the sleepover is strictly for adults only (ages 21 and over). You get the chance to enjoy the museum, and eventually a good night’s sleep under the 94-foot long blue whale in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.
All guests are treated to a champagne reception and live music upon entrance (6:30pm), and can then explore the almost-empty halls to their hearts’ content. They can then watch the brand new planetarium show in the Space Theatre, see a 3D film about volcanos in the LeFrak Theatre, and enjoy a live animal demonstration. The special exhibition on the T.rex will be open as well.
The experience includes the champagne, music and access to the museum as well as: a delicious buffet dinner with wine and beer, cots for all participants, and an evening snack and light breakfast snack. You must bring your own sleeping bag and pillow!
Check out the Museum’s website for more info. You’ll have to be quick, tickets will likely sell out fast!
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