The Smithsonian Associates Announces “Smithsonian Sleepovers” at the National Museum of American History

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The Smithsonian Associates presents true Night at the Museum events for children in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Sleepovers will be held May 9, June 20, July 18, Aug. 1 and Aug. 15 beginning at 7 p.m. and ending at 8:45 a.m. the next morning.

Kids and their chaperones will experience the museum through an interactive exploration of exhibit halls while solving a mystery of historic proportions. When the devious diva Miss Rose steals six valuable objects from the museum, kids must discover what is missing before the stroke of midnight. Using their detective skills, they will collect clues to guide them to the crime scene—taking part in games, experiments and craft projects along the way. A film screening is also part of the night of mystery.

Ticket prices are $135 for general admission and $120 for Associate members. The price includes exclusive access and activities in the museum, an evening snack, interactive exploration, arts-and-crafts activities, a film screening and a light breakfast. T-shirts are available for purchase while at the sleepover.

Children ages 8 to 12 may participate. There must be at least one adult for every three children in any group that registers. No siblings younger than 8. Chaperones must be 21 years or older. No adults without children. All participants must pre-register by calling (202) 633-3030 or by visiting The Smithsonian Associates box office located in the S. Dillon Ripley Center at 1100 Jefferson Dr. S.W., Suite 3077. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.smithsoniansleepovers.org. The National Museum of American History is located at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W.

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