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Night in the Museum

safari overnight

Experience the Academy’s towering dinosaurs—including T. rex—after dark! Your action-packed night at the museum barely leaves room for shut-eye. Night in the Museum is appropriate for children ages 6–14. 

Night in the Museum is perfect for scout groups, birthday parties, kids’ clubs, sports team retreats, and more.

  • Pick your sleeping spot next to lions, tigers, or dinosaurs.
  • Go on a scavenger hunt, do a hands-on experiment, or inspect some not-so-creepy crawlies.
  • Explore every corner of the Academy’s famous exhibits, including our live butterfly garden and dinosaur bone dig.
  • Enjoy a fascinating live animal show.
  • Hang out with your fellow explorers, and enjoy delicious snacks.
  • Waking up early? A light breakfast and another whole day to explore the museum await.

2020 Dates

  • February 15, 2020
  • March 21, 2020

 

Schedule a Private Overnight

Can’t make it to our public overnights? Do you have a specific date in mind? Develop your guest list and contact us to reserve the museum just for your own private group of 100 to 300. Contact reservations@ansp.org or 215-299-1060 for more information.

Time:
6:30 pm to 9 am; Check-in is 6:30–7 pm.
Ages:
Night in the Museum is appropriate for children ages 6–14.
One adult is required per three children.
Fees:
  • $60 for members
  • $65 for non-members
  • $89 for VIP (Very Important Paleontologist) Tickets (see below for details)

VIP Tickets - Sleep beneath our famous T. rex in a reserved space just for you! In addition to this very special sleeping spot, VIP Guests will receive an Academy t-shirt and patch, as well as an Academy dinosaur pin to commemorate your stay. A limited number of these tickets are available each event; please call for availability.

Full payment is due upon registration. Final numbers and balance must be submitted at least three weeks prior to your overnight date.

Reservations:
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Call 215-299-1060 to register by phone. All groups of 10 or more, please contact our Reservations Office at 215-299-1060.

Full payment is due upon registration. Final numbers and balance must be submitted at least three weeks prior to your overnight date.
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Interested in a different date? Private overnights can be arranged for groups of 100–300 participants. Contact us at reservations@ansp.org or 215-299-1060.