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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!


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!

July 14, 2018
July 28, 2018
Aug 18, 2018

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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.

May 11, 2018
May 25, 2018
June 15, 2018
Aug 10, 2018

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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.

May 18, 2018
June 1, 2018
June 29, 2018
July 6, 2018
Aug 24, 2018
Aug 31, 2018

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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!

2018 dates TBA

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



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