Museum Sleepovers 

Adult and two children stand in front of the blue whale in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. D. Finnin/© AMNH
All Sleepovers are canceled until further notice.

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. The T. rex special exhibition will be open, along with screenings of a nature film, and a Hayden Planetarium Space Show.

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


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 all groups.

Note: Scout groups are welcome at all Sleepovers, and all are welcome on Scout nights; we simply encourage Scout groups from different regions to come together on the same night, if their schedules permit.


All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable.

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

Sleepovers for Adults

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


Absolutely no walk-in registrations are permitted.

All guests 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 [email protected].

Central Reservations Department
American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024-5102

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 [email protected] or 212-769-5570 with any further questions.