Night at the Museum Tour

See the real exhibits behind the characters featured in the Night at the Museum movies on this self-guided tour.

For free guided tours during your visit, check tour listings.

For turn-by-turn navigation during your visit, as well as behind-the-scenes stories about exhibits, quizzes, and more, download the Museum’s free Explorer app.

Exhibit Tyrannosaurus rex What’s the story behind the Museum’s T. rex fossil? Floor 4 | Exhibit Hall: Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs Exhibit Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Moai Cast Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is famous for its rows of moai, towering figures of deified ancestors that were carved in quarries. Floor 3 | Exhibit Hall: Margaret Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples Exhibit Capuchin Monkey Part of the South American monkey radiation, capuchin monkeys live in forest areas from northeastern Mexico to northern Argentina. Floor 3 | Exhibit Hall: Hall of Primates Exhibit American Bison and Pronghorn This diorama is set in the mid-1800s, when the prairies teemed with tens of millions of bison. Floor 1 | Exhibit Hall: Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals Exhibit African Lions Considered the most social of cats, lions live in prides that consist of one or more males, several females, and cubs. Floor 2 | Exhibit Hall: African Lions Exhibit Alaskan Moose Moose are the largest deer in the world. Floor 1 | Exhibit Hall: Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals Exhibit African Elephants The African elephant is the largest living land mammal. Both male and female African elephants have ivory tusks. Floor 2 | Exhibit Hall: African Elephants Exhibit Black Rhinoceros Rhinoceros means "horn-nosed." For millions of years, black rhinos have used their magnificent horns for protection against... Floor 3 | Exhibit Hall: Black Rhinoceros Exhibit Mammoth The Museum's great standing skeleton is Mammuthus, the mammoth. Found in Indiana, this mammoth lived about 11,000 years ago. Mammoths... Floor 4 | Exhibit Hall: Paul and Irma Milstein Hall of Advanced Mammals Exhibit Ostrich As the world's largest bird (ostriches can stand up to 8 feet tall and weigh 340 pounds), the ostrich is also one of the most adaptable.... Floor 3 | Exhibit Hall: Ostrich Exhibit Water Hole A favorite among Museum visitors, the Water Hole diorama teems with wildlife in search of water in the Guaso Nyiro River Valley in... Floor 2 | Exhibit Hall: Water Hole