Sleepover at the National Archives
Upcoming sleepover dates:
October 18 - register now!
Have you ever wondered what happens in a museum after the building closes and the lights go out? Now’s your chance!
Join us for a special sleepover at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, and spend the night next to America’s most precious treasures: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Throughout the night, young explorers investigate – through music, chats with historical figures, games, and more – some of the greatest adventures of all time. Campers will discover mysterious shipwrecks, the wild West, and the rugged Arctic as they explore the National Archives Museum’s treasured records. Young explorers will have the opportunity to chat with famous pioneers like Matthew Henson and Meriwether Lewis about their incredible voyages into uncharted territory. Guests also will be treated to movies in the museum’s William G. McGowan Theater before turning in for the night, and will enjoy breakfast – including pancakes flipped by Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero – and more activities the next morning.
These events are open to children 8-12 years old, with at least one adult per group of four children. The sleepover starts in the evening on Saturday, through 9 a.m. on Sunday, before the Museum opens again to the public. Tickets are $125 per participant, or $100 for Foundation members.
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History, Heroes & Treasures is supported by the Foundation for the National Archives; John Hancock Financial; and American Heritage Chocolate®.