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.

Overnights at SF Zoo – San Francisco, Ca

One night at the SF Zoo will awaken all those senses as you camp in the heart of the city. Kids will get to smell the ocean, listen to the peacocks, enjoy and evening snack and even wake up to the sounds of lions roaring in the morning sun. Get ready to learn about the conservation of wildlife and simple ways you can help conserve at home. Family overnights with the animal kingdom are certainly no joke.

Ages: 6 and up
Cost: $90/member; $100/non–members.

Online: sfzoo.org

photo: SF Zoo

 

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— Annette Benedetti & Christal Yuen