Registration and Policies

Registration and Policies

All participants in the sleepover program must pre-register by calling Central Reservations and pay all applicable fees in advance.

Absolutely no walk-in registrations are permitted. Reservations are accepted by phone only.

All participants must fill out a participant release form. 

How to Register

Call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200, Monday–Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.


We welcome families large and small at the sleepovers. One adult is required for every one to three children attending. Full payment is required when reservations are made.

Group Registration

Only groups of 15 people or more qualify for a group rate, which is $125 per person. A 10 percent deposit is due at the time of reservation (unless the group has chosen a non-Scout night, in which case full payment is due at reservation.) Deposits are nontransferable and nonrefundable.

The group leader must submit the Group Agreement to the Central Reservations Department at the American Museum of Natural History. Without this completed form, your reservation is subject to cancellation.

Please send in your group agreement and roster form with full payment to the address below. You will receive a confirmation packet via e-mail unless you specify otherwise at the time of your reservation. Your confirmation e-mail will be sent to you upon registration. At the time of your registration you will be told the exact date when your full payment is due. Failure to make the payment on this date will result in a cancellation of your reservation and will forfeit your nonrefundable deposit.

Learn more about Group Registration

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you must cancel or reschedule your reservation, please call 212-769-5200. There are no refunds, but we will try to accommodate you at the next available sleepover date. If there is a price change between your original event date and a rescheduled event, the new price will apply. In the unlikely event the Museum finds it necessary to cancel a sleepover, a full refund will be made. A $4-per-order processing fee applies.

If you then have additional questions, email or call the sleepover line at 212-769-5570.