Thank the movie Night at the Museum for not only igniting your kid’s interest in historical artifacts, buildings and things of the past, but also opening up doors across the U.S. for after-hours fun. Wonder what you can do at these galleries when the lights out? Click through our flipbook to see the top 18 museums and zoos where you can stay the night and let your curious mind wander.

Roar & Snore at San Diego Safari Park – San Diego, Ca

For zoo lovers who spent nights awake wondering what their furry friends are doing, San Diego Safari Park has sleepovers just for them. Themes are year-round, from Mother’s Day to Halloween, so that there’s something for every tot.

All Ages
Cost: $140/ages 3 and up; $20/ages 2 and under.

Online: sdzsafaripark.org

photo: albedo20 via Flickr 

 

 Have you gone on an overnight museum adventure we overlooked? Share in the Comments below!

— Annette Benedetti & Christal Yuen