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We Had a Sleepover at the Natural History Museum, and You Can Too! 😮

Mateys, we just spent a night at the museum... 😅

You can stay overnight at the famous Natural History Museum in London at one of their 'Dino Snores' for grown-ups events. Here's what we thought of the event 👇

Published by
Caitlin Moore·12/1/2023

What is Dino Snores?

We were invited to the Natural History Museum to try out the adults-only sleepover. Yep, that's right, you can experience 'Night at the Museum' in real life.

Usually, the museum closes its doors to the public at 5:50 pm. But on select nights you can book their 'Dino Snores for Grown-Ups' event and get access for the entire night.

There are currently two dates available to book for next year which you can check out below.

The night starts with you grabbing your mat and picking a spot to sleep. You'll spend your night sleeping in the iconic Hintze Hall underneath the blue whale, an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Once you've set up camp for the night, you get taken to the restaurant to be served up a 3-course meal with a free drink token too.

After you eat, there are lots of fun things happening throughout the night such as a live animal workshop, a pub quiz, a science show, stand-up comedy, and an all-night monster movie marathon.

We particularly enjoyed the movie marathon as we got to vote on films and saw Jurassic Park and Night at the Museum.

There are bars serving drinks and nibbles throughout the night and complimentary tea and coffee at various times too.

You'll need to bring your sleeping bag and put on your favourite PJs for the night.

One of the best parts of the night was the harpist who played incredible songs in the middle of the hall to relax.

If you're someone who values a good night's sleep, this might not be the event for you. You're sleeping on a hard floor with just a mat for comfort, and you may have a snoring neighbor.

Tickets are quite pricey at £220 ($280 USD) plus a £22 ($27 USD) donation, however, if you consider what you would pay for a central London hotel on a Friday night plus a 3-course meal and drink then you're probably looking at a similar price. This is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience that we would definitely recommend.

All image credit: Trustees of the Natural History Museum London

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