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.

Experience a Science Sleepover at the Carnegie Science Center –Pittsburgh, PA

If your little scientist is interested in astronomy, engineering or robotics—this overnight adventure is for them. The museum has an array of theme based overnight camps that will capture your kiddos imaginations while expanding their knowledge of the entire universe! The experience includes a live show, science workshop and planetarium or laser show.

Cost: $39/person

Online: www.carnegiesciencecenter.org

photo: marada via Flickr 

 

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

— Annette Benedetti & Christal Yuen