No doubt grownups need to spend time in a kid-free zone every once in a while, and date nights were invented for just that reason. But sometimes it’s fun to skip the sitter and have the littles crash the party. Click through for family date night ideas that are fun for the whole gang, from crashing at a museum for the night to catching dinner and a show. Adult conversation is a snooze fest anyway, right?

Museum Sleepover: Astro-Overnights at Adler Planetarium

Look to the sky and be mesmerized by the stars during Adler’s Astro-Overnight: Night Sky Explorers series. Not only do you get unlimited access to explore all the exhibits and experiences Adler has to offer, you get the VIP treatment with hands-on science activities available only to overnighters, including activities about comets, constellations and planets, you'll see two amazing sky shows, have an exclusive storytelling experience in the Grainger Sky Theater and have access to the Doane Observatory. This experience is for kids ages 6-12 and their families.

Dates: Feb. 2, Mar. 2, Apr. 6 & May 4 (don't wait to book, as these events fill up!)
Cost: $60 per person/$55 per member (overnight rate); $30 per person/$27.50 per member (evening-only rate)
Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Museum Campus
312-922-7827
Online: <a href="http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/astro-overnights/" target="_blank">adlerplanetarium.org</a>

photo: Adler Planetarium

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— Maria Chambers