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Archives Sleepover: History, Heroes, and Treasures
  • Date: Sunday, February 07, 2016
  • Time: 12:00 am
  • Location: National Archives Museum, Washington, DC

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.

During the event kids ages 8-12 along with their adults will become superhero citizens, learn the power and responsibility of government and its citizens, sleep in the Rotunda near the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and make memories to last a lifetime. Remember, with great power comes great responsibility.

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.

Sleepovers at the National Archives Museum 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.

Register now!

History, Heroes & Treasures is supported by the National Archives Foundation; John Hancock Financial; and American Heritage™ Chocolate.