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Smithsonian Sleepover at the Natural History Museum

Multi-Day Program

Friday, June 14, 2024 - 7:00 p.m., to Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 9:00 a.m. ET
Code: 1P0841
National Museum of Natural History
10th St & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Smithsonian
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Note: This is an overnight in-person program for children and families. For registration, please note that 2024 prices do not include Smithsonian Associates member discounts.

Join fellow adventurers at one of the world's most visited museums for a night of fun! Wander through the Fossil Hall, where dinosaurs cast giant shadows. Wander through the Fossil Hall, where dinosaurs cast giant shadows. Learn about Earth's past and discover the ocean's aquatic wonders. Visit pollinators and walk softly past mysterious mammals. Participate in games and challenges, immerse yourself in hand-on crafts and even learn how to eat like a T-Rex while playing The Game of Survival.

Then roll out your sleeping bag and dream away in the darkened halls of one of the world’s most famous museums!



  • 6:30 - 7 p.m.  Check-in
  • 7 p.m.  Orientation (mandatory attendance)
  • 7:30 - 11 p.m.  Play The Game of Survival
  • 11 - 11:30 p.m.  Get Ready for Bed
  • 11:30 p.m.  Lights out!

Next Morning

  • 7 a.m.  Lights on and breakfast served
  • 8 a.m.  Family Store opens (receive 10% off your purchase with your wristband)
  • 9 a.m.  Depart from the museum

General Information

  • This program is for children ages 8 to 14 years old, accompanied by their adult chaperones (21 or older).
  • There must be at least one adult chaperone for every 5 children in any group that registers. No adults without children.


  • Important Note: 2024 prices do not include Smithsonian Associates member discounts.
  • Ticket sales will end at 12 a.m. (midnight) on Friday, June 14, 2024. Ticket must be purchased in advance; no door sales.
  • As part of the checkout process, you will be asked to complete a release form and have an opportunity to purchase a Smithsonian Sleepovers t-shirt for you and your party.
  • For Military Families: A reduced rate is available for active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families. Please call 202-633-3030 and mention Promo Code 273701 to receive Military Promotion pricing.
  • Group sales are available for 10 or more people for $100 per person. Call 202-633-3030 during regular business hours to take advantage.

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