AMNH Night at the Museum for Grownups

The American Museum of Natural History announced a new season for its Night at the Museum for Grown-ups, the wildly popular adults-only sleepover adventure, with new events scheduled for Friday, September 13, 2019 and Saturday, February 15, 2020. The program builds on the successful A Night at the Museum sleepover program for families that debuted in 2006, with an opportunity for adults ages 21 and up to explore the Museum once it shuts its doors to the public for the evening. Night at the Museum for Grown-ups will feature special guided tours, food, music, beverages, and access to all 45 permanent exhibition halls. Guests will also have the opportunity to explore the special exhibition T. rex: The Ultimate Predator, which introduces visitors to the entire tyrannosaur family and reveals the amazing story of the most iconic dinosaur in the world through fossils and casts, life-sized models, engaging interactives, and a virtual reality experience. Each evening will begin with a champagne reception and music provided by the 12th Night Jazz Trio in the Irma and Paul Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life, followed by an elegant sit-down dinner in the Cullman Hall of the Universe. About 200 nighttime explorers are invited to roam the nearly empty halls of the Museum, like kids on a field trip. They might run into a herd of elephants in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals, or encounter looming dinosaur skeletons, including the 122-foot-long Titanosaur (one of the largest dinosaurs on display in the world) and the 65-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex, during a flashlight tour through the darkened fossil halls. In the exhibition T. rex: The Ultimate Predator, they will experience massive full-size models of T. rex and the tyrannosaur family, a “roar mixer” where visitors can imagine what T. rex might have sounded like by blending sounds from other animals, a shadow theater where a floor projection of an adult T. rex skeleton comes to life, and a life-sized animation of T. rex in the Cretaceous. Participants can also escape Earth at a midnight viewing of the Space Show Dark Universe, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, or enjoy a live-animal demonstration in the Kaufmann Theater. 

As the evening winds down, participants can unroll their sleeping bags under the iconic 94-foot-long blue whale in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. A “Lunar Lounge” in the Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth—open from 11 pm to 7 am and equipped with charging stations and bedtime snacks—will offer an oasis for night owls too excited to sleep. The events start at 7 pm and last until 9 am the next morning. 

Sleepover fees are $350 per person ($300 for Members). For more information, and to check available dates, call 212-769-5200 or visit