There’s a reason why whenever museums host late-night sessions, they’re so popular. At night, the attractions transform into something special and exciting. There’s an air of ‘should I even be here right now?‘ Well, The Natural History Museum is allowing guests to dial that feeling of excitement up to eleven with their Dino Snores sleepover events. That’s right, they’re offering you the chance to have a sleepover with dinosaurs – perfect for all you Ross Gellers out there!
The Natural History Museum operate both adults-only and kid friendly sessions, so families can also enjoy the action. Now, full disclosure: they’re currently completely sold out all the way through until November. But those desperate to experience a museum night like no other can sign up for a waiting list to find out when new dates are announced.
Dino Snores for Grown-Ups
The adult sessions prove that sleepovers (and dinosaurs) aren’t just for kids. Guests can sleep over in the Hintze Hall underneath the museum’s beloved blue whale, or camp out with the huge new titanosaur. On the agenda for the sleep-over: a three course dinner and plenty of activities to make the most out of your time in the museum.
Sleepover-ers will get free access to galleries, a pub quiz, a live animal workshop, live performances, all-night monster movie marathons, and more. A cash bar will serve up drinks and nibbles until after midnight, with tea and coffee also available late in the night and in the morning. Upon waking up you’ll then be treated to a cooked breakfast, and the opportunity to join a yoga class, should you wish to take it. You might well need to stretch out the effects of the festivities from the night before!
Find out more about the event here. If you miss out on tickets you can sign up to their newsletter to be one of the first to know about future events.
Dino Snores for Kids
Just like the sessions for grown-ups , the Dino Snores kid-friendly events are all about night-time exploration and adventure. After setting up camp in one of the museum galleries, kids can explore the museum by torchlight, create their own memento in the dinosaur t-shirt workshop, and take in an educational science show presented by a Museum scientist. The next morning, guests can enjoy a trail around the museum’s iconic galleries before it opens to the public for the day.
The Dino Snores for Kids events also offers up VIP (Very Important Palaeontologists) tickets that treat ticket holders to their new Camp Stegosaurus experience. On top of everything the Dino Snores events already offer, VIPs get a goodie bag, a pre-packed snack lunch box for the evening snack break, a cooked breakfast, and an animal handling show in the morning. The best part of the night comes as you lay down to sleep in a camp bed in a special camping area around Sophie the Stegosaurus. It’s a sleepover no one will forget! (Except maybe Sophie…)
Find out more at the website. And remember, if you miss out on tickets you can sign up to their newsletter to be one of the first to know about future events.
Also published on Medium.