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.

Camp-In at the Museum of Nature & Science – Denver, Co

A night at the Museum of Nature & Science is a lively mix of hands-on workshops, Planetarium and IMAX shows, exhibits and even a visit to the Denver Zoo. This overnight event specifically provides fun links to the science classroom. Perfect for scientists and explorers who love school! 

Ages: 8-13
Cost: $55/student or adult; free/ teacher or youth leader

Online: dmns.org

photo: Ted Eytan via Flickr 

 

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

— Annette Benedetti & Christal Yuen