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Smithsonian Sleepovers


Night at the Museum, anyone? Smithsonian Sleepovers take slumber parties to the next level by offering kids and their adult chaperones an exciting and educational overnight adventure in one of four Smithsonian Museums. Try out your detective skills in the American History Museum, get friendly with a few skeletons in the National Museum of Natural History, or let your creative juices flow in the National Portrait Gallery!

Add to that a few interactive games and crafts, a late night snack, breakfast the next morning, and the chance to continue exploring the next day when the museum doors open again, and you’ve got the makings of an epic sleepover. Now, just try to get some sleep, after all that! Learn more.

National Air & Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
The sky is no longer the limit at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center! Sleepover guests are on a mission to explore the whole world of flight, from its pioneering days through the era of commercial aviation to the excitement of today’s space program. Be on the lookout for aliens, too!

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017

American History Museum Sleepovers
America’s history is alive and well at this Smithsonian Sleepover, and your kids will have plenty of opportunities to get in on the action. By researching and working to solve the mysteries of the past, kids will not only develop a greater appreciation for our great nation but will hopefully gain a better understanding of their unique place in it, as well.

Friday, June 2, 2017
Friday, June 17, 2017
Friday, July 7, 2017
Friday, August 25, 2017

National Museum of Natural History Sleepovers
Wonders never cease… and neither will your child’s enthusiasm as they investigate relics of the past, marvel at precious gemstones, and explore other cultures as part of this Smithsonian Sleepover. Interactive is the way to go at this museum, and a visit to the IMAX Theater to see their current film offering will have you totally immersed in more ways than one.

Friday, May 26, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017
Friday, June 30, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
Friday, August 4, 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017

National Portrait Gallery Sleepovers
Got a budding artist in your home? Then the Smithsonian Sleepover at the National Portrait Gallery is the perfect place for your young Picasso. He or she is sure to be inspired by the portraits and the lessons of those who’ve shaped our country’s history while also learning about different art mediums, which will come in handy during the highlight of the evening when they show off their work in their very own gallery exhibition!

2017 Dates TBA

This Scout info is accurate and updated at the time of publishing: March 2017. Details and opportunities are always subject to change, please always call or click to confirm.

Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last minute cancellations and changes that might not be reflected in this post. Please, always confirm by calling/clicking.

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