Overnights With an Overbite

Looking for a fun indoor activity for the whole family this winter or spring?

Go on an ancient adventure during a very special Academy Night in the Museum! Overnights at the Academy include the chance to see our special, limited-time exhibit Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World after the sun goes down!

Watch out! These nocturnal critters may surprise you.
American alligator walking

Register for a museum overnight

Before you set up your sleeping bag next to lions, tigers, or dinos, you can join your family in fun science games and hands-on activities.

All overnights give your family the chance to enjoy close encounters with free-flying butterflies, dig for dinosaur bones, and come face-to-face with the animals in our dioramas. You can go on a scavenger hunt, do a hands-on experiment, or inspect some not-so-creepy crawlies.

Then break to hang out with your fellow explorers, and enjoy delicious snacks. Take some free time to explore every corner of the Academy’s famous exhibits, and then sit back and relax as we bring you a fascinating live animal show. Finally, you can explore the museum for a full day when the overnight ends.

Dinosaur wearing sleep mask enjoys Night in the Museum, a fun indoor activity for families.Registration is now open for all three upcoming Night in the Museum events. Night in the Museum is perfect for scout groups, birthday parties, kids’ clubs, sports team retreats, and more. Register below or call 215-299-1060 to register a group of 10 or more:

Girls enjoy indoor family fun at a dinosaur museum overnightFind out more about Night in the Museum, or call us at 215-299-1060 if you have questions.

We now are offering VIP Tickets! Sleep beneath our famous T. rex in a reserved space just for you! In addition to this very special sleeping spot, VIP Guests will receive an Academy t-shirt and patch, as well as an Academy dinosaur pin to commemorate your stay. A limited number of these tickets are available each event; please call for availability.

Our Overnights in the Museum sell out quickly, so make sure to sign up now!