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SMITHSONIAN SLEEPOVERS: National Museum of American History

Kids & Family Event Hosted by Smithsonian Museum: Smithsonian Sleepovers

Solve a Smithsonian mystery of historic proportions! The devious diva Miss Rose has stolen six valuable objects from the National Museum of American History—and you need to discover what’s missing before evening's end.

Become a detective and roam through the museum’s galleries. Use your cunning and skills to collect clues that guide you to the crime scene. Along the way, take part in some great games, experiments, and craft projects—and even become a presidential candidate.

After you have solved the crime, roll out your bag and sleep soundly knowing that you’ve protected some of America’s treasures—and had plenty of fun.

Event Notice:  Ages 8 to 12 years old. There must be at least one adult for every three children in any group that registers. No siblings younger than 8. No adults without children.

Event Date: October 19, 2018


  • 7 to 7:30 p.m. Check-in

  • 7:30 to 8 p.m. Orientation and snack time

  • 8 p.m. to 10:50 p.m. Interactive exploration of the museum, hands-on activities, Smithsonian Sleepover T-shirt sales

  • 10:50 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Get ready to sleep

  • 11:30 p.m. Bedtime

  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast in Eat at America’s Table Cafe

  • 8:00 a.m. Family store opens

  • 8:45 a.m. Time to say farewell...

Program Subject to Change.

Price: $125 Smithsonian Associate Members - $135 General Admission ( For Military Families: A reduced rate is available for active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families. Please call 202-633-3030 and mention Promo Code 237429 to receive Military Promotion pricing.)

Price includes: exclusive access and activities in a Smithsonian museum, evening snack, interactive exploration, arts and crafts activities, and light breakfast.

Event Location:  Smithsonian: National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20560