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AMNH Sleepovers for Grown-Ups

Event Information 


$375 per person
(Member Special: $325 per person)

6:30pm - 9am

Open to:
Ages 21 and up

Admission Price includes:

  • Three-course dinner with wine and beer, evening snack and light breakfast snack
  • Live Music
  • Cots for all participants
  • Special presentation in the The Power of Poison exhibition with Curator Mark Siddall
  • Fossil fact-finding tour by flashlight
  • Midnight viewing of the Dark Universe Space Show, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Live animal special exhibition
  • Access to Special exhibits 
This event is currently sold out.

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

Why should kids have all the fun?

The American Museum of Natural History will host its first-ever adults only sleepover adventure. Built on the successful A Night at the Museum sleepover program, adults ages 21 and up will enjoy a more sophisticated version of the popular event. 

The overnight adventure will begin with a champagne reception and music provided by the 12th Night Jazz trio in the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall.  Explorers can expect to roam through the nearly empty halls of the Museum, where they might run into a herd of elephants in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals or come face to face with looming dinosaur skeletons, including a 65-million-year-old Tyrannosaurs rex.

Participants will be invited to attend a special presentation in The Power of Poison exhibition with Curator Mark Siddall.  They can also visit Spiders Alive! and see more than 20 species of live arachnids or escape the earth with a midnight viewing of the Dark Universe Space Show, which is narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

As the evening winds down, guests will be able to unroll their sleeping bags and curl up under the beloved 94-foot-long blue whale in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.

This is a one-of-a-kind evening that offers visitors an intimate adventure of discovery that is unlike anything you have ever experienced.

Space is limited and will sell out quickly. For information and availability, please call 212-769-5200.


You Should Bring:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Camera
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Washcloth
  • Warm comfortable clothing to sleep in (no pajamas allowed)
  • Change for vending machines
  • Ear plugs (optional)
  • Night mask (optional)

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Sleepover Date:

Friday, August 1st Sold Out


Would you like to be notified about future Sleepover dates? Get on our e-mail blast list by sending your request to with Notification List in the subject line.



Gift Certificates

To purchase gift certificates for future sleepovers, please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

Registration and Policies

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

Absolutely no walk-in registrations are permitted.

Reservations are accepted by phone only.

How to Register

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


For more information, please download the following.

Essential Information:


Cancellation and Refund Policy

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There are no refunds on sleepover reservations.  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.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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