When you were little, did you ever get to take a special trip to a museum after-hours? Museums such as the Boston Museum of Science and New York’s world famous American Museum of Natural History have been inviting children to spend the night and continue exploring all of the exhibits after the general public has gone home for years. Now, the latter museum is offering a special opportunity for adults to unlock their inner child by staying overnight at the museum!
Earlier this month, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) announced that it would soon be offering an adult version of its overnight program. As Ana Colon of Refinery29 reports, “The AMNH announced Tuesday it will debut an adult version of the popular program on August 1. The sleepover ‘for grown-ups’ – and you know it’s for grownups because it says it on the poster, in big, colorful font under a drawing of the museum’s iconic blue whale – features a more sophisticated program, with presentations by curators and a midnight screening of the ‘Dark Universe’ space show. Oh, and there’s booze,” of the more adult-focused programming.
The AMNH is one of the world’s leading scientific and cultural institutions; for nearly 150 years the museum has been on a mission to discover and interpret cultural artifacts, relics from the natural world, and the universe to present to the public. The AMNH is “renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.” With this in mind, it’s no wonder that people of all ages are lining up explore its offerings 24 hours a day.
The one drawback to the sleepover for grown-ups at the AMNH is the hefty price of admission. Still, if you and some friends can afford to splurge a little bit, the experience might just be worth it.
Learn more about the museum and its overnight and daytime programming by visiting www.amnh.org.