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Smithsonian Sleepover at the American History Museum Halloween Special

Adult/Child Family Program: Ages 8 to 12

Multi-Day Children & Family

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET
Code: 1P0608
National Museum of American History
14th St & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
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Solve a Smithsonian mystery of historic proportions in this special Halloween sleepover!

The devious diva Miss Rose has stolen six valuable objects from the National Museum of American History—and you need to discover what’s missing before evening’s end.

Become a detective and roam through the museum’s galleries. Use your cunning and skills to collect clues that guide you to the crime scene. Along the way, take part in some great games, experiments, and craft projects—and even become a presidential candidate.

After you have solved the crime, roll out your bag and sleep soundly knowing that you’ve protected some of America’s treasures—and had plenty of fun.

For this fall sleepover, celebrate Halloween by wearing a costume and as an extra bonus, learn who devious Miss Rose really is as part of your experience.

Activities include:

  • An interactive exploration of various parts of the museum, including fun quizzes, puzzles, games, and challenges
  • Craft projects inspired by the exhibitions

Terms and conditions: By registering for this program, you are agreeing to the program rules; to have at least one adult present for every three children; and to submit a signed release form for each person in your group. Please note that only children ages 8 to 12 are allowed to attend.

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