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SMITHSONIAN SLEEPOVERS: National Museum of Natural History

Kids & Family Event Hosted by Smithsonian Museum: Smithsonian Sleepovers

A night of adventure awaits you as you enter the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, just as the doors are closing, the lights dim, and the crowds shuffle out...

...the wonders of the museum’s halls are yours to explore.

Go on an interactive exploration of the museum and participate in hands-on crafts projects and games.Then roll out your sleeping bag and dream away in the darkened halls of one of the world’s most famous museums!

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: November 2, 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 Natural History, intersection of 10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20560