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.

NightCrawlers at Zoo Atlanta – Atlanta, Ga

The NightCrawler program at Zoo Atlanta is an award-winning program filled with nocturnal adventures and activities where your lil' ones will get to see behind the scenes experiences and get up-close with animals. Feed an elephant or a resident pachyderm, learn what it takes to be a vet, find out what type of technology field researchers use and more.

All Ages
Cost: $52/member, $65/non-member.

Online: zooatlanta.org

photo: Zoo Atlanta

 

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— Annette Benedetti & Christal Yuen