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, 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 spring’s space-themed sleepover, in honor of the JFK Centennial, intrepid explorers will learn from NASA astronaut Charles F. Bolden Jr. about the mysteries of space travel; dive into our nation’s treasured records, including historic NASA files; explore the museum with a scavenger hunt; sleep in the Rotunda near the Declaration of Independence and Constitution; and make memories to last a lifetime.
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.
Time: 6:30pm Saturday until 8:30am Sunday
Location: National Archives Museum, Washington, DC
Price: $125 per attendee; $100 for Foundation members
Ages: recommended for children 8-12 years old; chaperones must be 21+ (adults must be accompanied by a child)
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History, Heroes & Treasures is supported by the National Archives Foundation; John Hancock; KIND Snacks; Susan Gage Catering; and American Heritage® Chocolate. Chocolate history demonstrations led by Mars Chocolate History Ambassadors.