Event Information 

Open to:
6–13 year olds 
(Scout nights, 6–16)

5:45 pm–9 am

2016 Dates:
October 28 (Halloween) SOLD OUT

Scout Nights:
Boy Scouts:
November 4 (Families welcome)

Girl Scouts:
November 18 (Families welcome)

Don't see a date that works for you listed here? 2017 dates will be posted on Monday, October 24.

See Group Registration for special group pricing and dates. 

Be among the lucky few to spend A Night at the Museum!

As the doors close and the lights dim, you and your group will head out with flashlights in search of a variety of adventures.

Meet your relatives in the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins. Climb the stairs and enter the Age of Dinosaurs, standing beneath a fearsome T. rex. Explore our live-animal exhibitions with knowledgeable Museum explainers or encounter live animals—bats, wolves, birds of prey—and learn all about their habitats. Then discover the National Parks Adventure now showing in 3-D the LeFrak Theater before the night comes to a magical close. Settle down beneath the 94-foot-long blue whale, next to African elephants, or at the base of a striking volcanic formation and fall asleep in the darkened halls of one of the world’s most beloved museums.

Space is limited and dates sell out quickly. For the latest availability information and to purchase tickets or gift certificates please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. 

$145 per person
$135 members
$125 groups of 15+

Admission Price includes:
Evening snack and light breakfast
Cots for all participants
Fossil fact-finding mission by flashlight
LeFrak Theater film
Live-animal special exhibition or live-animal presentation
Take home activities


Learn more in this video from Yahoo News. 

Group Registration

Group Registration

Bring your group to an unforgettable sleepover at the Museum. Check here for special group dates and pricing.