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Sleepover at the National Archives

Have you ever wondered what happens in a museum after the building closes and the lights go out? Now’s your chance!

A night of adventure awaits at the National Archives! Join us for a special sleepover at the National Archives Museum in Washington, D.C., and spend the night next to America’s most precious treasures: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Campers will also get to meet the Archivist of the United States, Dr. Colleen Shogan.

The evening will be packed with fun and engaging activities for the entire family. Dive into our nation’s treasured records and learn about how space and science have changed the course of American history. You will also have a chance to meet and learn from astronaut Nicole Stott, who will be on hand to tell her inspiring story. The program will end on Sunday morning with a pancake breakfast served by the Archivist of the United States!

This event fills up quickly, so be sure to register early to secure your space. If the event does reach capacity, please send an email to info@archivesfoundation.org to be added to the waitlist. 

Upcoming dates: October 19-20, 2024

Time: 6:30 p.m. Saturday until 9:00 a.m. Sunday

LocationNational Archives Museum, Washington, DC

Price: $140 per attendee; $100 for Foundation donors.

Ages: recommended for children 8-12 years old; chaperones must be 21+ (adults must be accompanied by a child)

Required Consent Forms: All participants must complete the required registration and consent form to finalize the registration. Upon completion of your payment transaction, you will be directed to our digital forms. If you have any issues completing this process, contact us at info@archivesfoundation.org. 

Have questions? View our FAQs here. 

To make everyone’s evening enjoyable, we ask that guests follow these rules.

This program is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation.

If you have additional questions about this event, contact 

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