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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 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: 3rd Floor | 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 Argen... Floor: 3rd Floor | 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. A few decades later fewer than... Floor: 1st Floor | Exhibit Hall: Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals Exhibit Tyrannosaurus rex The 4-foot-long jaw, the 6-inch-long teeth, the massive thigh bones—almost everything about Tyrannosaurus rex indicates the e... Floor: 4th Floor | Exhibit Hall: Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs Exhibit African Lions Considered the most social of cats, lions live in prides that consist of one or more males, several females, and cubs. While... Floor: 2nd Floor | Exhibit Hall: Akeley Hall of African Mammals Exhibit The Dzanga-Sangha Rain Forest The Dzanga-Sangha Rain Forest is home to some of the highest concentrations of forest elephants and lowland gorillas in Afric... Floor: 1st Floor | Exhibit Hall: Hall of Biodiversity Exhibit Alaskan Moose Moose are the largest deer in the world. The biggest moose of all live in Alaska, where males can top 1,700 pounds (770 kilog... Floor: 1st Floor | 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: 2nd Floor | Exhibit Hall: Akeley Hall of African Mammals Exhibit Black Rhinoceros Rhinoceros means "horn-nosed." For millions of years, black rhinos have used their magnificent horns for protection... Floor: 2nd Floor | Exhibit Hall: Akeley Hall of African Mammals Exhibit Mammoth The Museum's great standing skeleton is Mammuthus, the mammoth. Found in Indiana, this mammoth lived about 11,000 years ago.... Floor: 4th Floor | 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... Floor: 2nd Floor | Exhibit Hall: Akeley Hall of African Mammals Exhibit Water Hole A favorite among Museum visitors, the Water Hole diorama teems with wildlife in search of water in the Guaso Nyiro River Vall... Floor: 2nd Floor | Exhibit Hall: Akeley Hall of African Mammals