Smithsonian Sleepovers are on sale now!

Are you ready for a night at the museum?

Our popular Smithsonian Sleepover series is on sale now! With sleepovers at three different Smithsonian museums, children and their grown-up companions can have an unforgettable museum experience.

Will you solve a Smithsonian mystery at the National Museum of American History? Take off on a mission to discover the world of flight at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center? Or will you dive into an exploration unlike any other at the National Museum of Natural History?

Photo: Steve Hajjar

Call 202-633-3030 to reserve your adventure

Junior Detectives Wanted!
The Smithsonian needs your help! The devious Miss Rose has snatched six valuable objects from the American History Museum—and you need to crack the case and discover what's missing before evening's end. Sleuth your way through the museum to collect clues that guide you to the crime scene, then sleep soundly knowing you've protected some of America's treasures.

Calling All Aviators!
Grab your flight checklist and take off for a night that includes plenty of games, art activities, and close-up looks at some of the most fascinating craft ever to take to the skies. You're on a mission to explore the world of flight—and may encounter some aliens, too!

Explorers Needed!
As the doors close, the lights dim, and the tourists shuffle out, the museum greets a new crowd: the Smithsonian's most intrepid young explorers. Adventure through extremes and go on an interactive exploration of the museum before rolling out your sleeping bag in the shadow of Phoenix the Whale.

Ages: Children must be 8 to 12 years old. There must be at least one adult (21 and over) for every three children in any group that registers. No siblings younger than 8 years old. No adults without children.

Groups: Reduced rates may be available for groups of 20 or more. Call 202-633-3030 for more information.

FAQ: Information on what to bring, activities, rules, and the required release form for each sleepover location are available online.

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Looking for a weekday adventure, too?

Spots are still available in several of our Smithsonian Summer Camps, including K-1! Blast into space, take center stage, create a masterpiece, relive history, or shape the future of the planet. The rich and exciting world of Summer Camp is a one-of-a-kind learning experience that sparks imagination and offers plenty of fun!

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