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Museum Sleepovers 

A family of four sleeping over at the American Museum of Natural History.
Be among the lucky few to spend A Night at the Museum! 

After the doors close and the lights dim, grab a flashlight and begin your journey—the nearly-empty halls of the Museum await.

Snap a selfie with the mighty titanosaur, roam amongst our ancestors, or see exquisite creatures up close in a special live animal demonstration. Our special exhibitions focused on T. rex and oceans will be open, along with screenings of Dark Universe in the Planetarium, and a 3D film at the LeFrak Theater. 

When your adventure is complete, drift off to sleep beneath the 94-foot-long blue whale, next to African elephants, or surrounded by striking models of our planet

Upcoming Dates

Ages

Children aged 6-13 are welcome, along with their parents or caregivers. On Scout nights, 6-16 year olds are welcome. At least one adult per three children is required for family and Scout groups.

Cost

  • $150 per person
  • $140 for Members
  • $130 per person for groups of 15 or more

Scout Nights

Scout sleepovers are for children ages 6–16. Male or female leaders and chaperones are welcome. Please note: Scout groups are welcome on all Sleepover nights, and family groups are welcome on Scout nights; we simply encourage Scout groups from different regions to come together on the same night, if their schedules permit.

Sleepovers for Adults

Just like our family sleepover, but with a few added perks for discerning adults. See Sleepovers for Grown Ups for details.

Registration

Absolutely no walk-in registrations are permitted.

All participants in the sleepover program must pre-register by phone, and pay all applicable fees in advance. Call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200 Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm.

Each visitor must fill out a participant release form - one per guest:

 

Group Registration

Groups of 15 or more enjoy a discounted rate of $130 per person. Scout groups may pay a 10% deposit at the time of reservation, with a final payment due date included in an email confirmation. For all other groups, payment is due in full at the time of reservation.

In addition to the participant release form (one per guest), a group leader must also submit separate Group Agreement and Group Roster forms, below.

Please send your agreement and roster forms with full payment to the address below, or via e-mail to sleepovers@amnh.org.

 Central Reservations Department
 American Museum of Natural History
 Central Park West at 79th Street
 New York, NY 10024

Upon registration, you'll receive an email confirmation with a date for full payment, if any is due. Failure to make payment by this date will result in the cancellation of your reservation, forfeiting your non-refundable deposit. 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact our sleepovers department at sleepovers@amnh.org or 212-769-5570 with any further questions.