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.

Nautical Nights at Battleship Cove – Boston, Ma

The Boston Battleship Cove is for little sailors who have wondered what it was like to bunk up like a seaman. A nautical night at this adventurous destination involves learning how sailors lived, watching an action-packed film, mingling with veterans and having a meal in the Officer’s Wardroom.

Cost: $60/person
Online: battleshipcove.org

photo: Battleship Cove

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— Annette Benedetti & Christal Yuen