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Overview

Booking a Sleepover
Pricing
Location & Sleepover Basics
Booking Policies & Sleepover Rules
FAQs

BOOKING A SLEEPOVER

The mission of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County as well as the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is to inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds.

Ever wonder what it’s like to spend the night at a Museum?  Grab your family and friends and find out while experiencing a night to remember. Discover if you’re a nighttime paleontologist, a mysteries-of-the-Museum-solver, or responsible for the next Ice Age find while sleeping among the collections at the Natural History Museum or the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.  Your ticket also provides vital support to the Museum's scientific and educational programs, helping fund everything from researchers in the field to 200,000 school children’s visits annually.

To book, choose a sleepover date and get ready for your one-of-a-kind adventure! 

Contact Us:
 
Individuals wishing to book a sleepover may do so online or by calling us at 213.763.DINO.
 
Group Bookings of ten or more must reserve their spots by emailing sleepovers@nhm.org or by calling 213.763.3536.

Private Buyouts are also available and a great way for organizations to give back to their employees and their families. For more information, please call 213.763.3536 to speak with a representative.
 

 

Upcoming Dates:
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007

January 6, 2017
February 17, 2017 
May 12, 2017, Mother's Day Special Themed Sleepover
June 18, 2017, Father's Day Special Themed Sleepover
 

Upcoming Dates:
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

January 13, 2017
March 3, 2017
March 11, 2017
June 9, 2017
 
 

PRICING*

Non-Members: $75 per person + parking
Members: $65 per person + parking
                For more information on the benefits of Membership, including exclusive access to exhibitions and programming, click here
Group Rate: $70 per person + parking
Buyout Rate: Varies by location/capacity. Please call 213.763.3536 for more information.
 
Parking: $12 per vehicle
 
Limited upgraded sleeping options are available in our Dinosaur Hall at our Natural History Museum location for an additional $15 per person. Click here to purchase and learn more.
 
*Pricing for Special Themed Sleepovers may vary. All pricing is subject to change at discretion of The Museum.
 
 

LOCATION & SLEEPOVER BASICS

THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY
900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007
http://www.nhm.org
 
What Time is the Event:  Check-in begins at 6:30pm and closes at 8:00pm.  No entry will be permitted after 8:00pm. Lights Out is 10:30pm. Lights On is 7:00am.  All belongings must be cleared from The Museum by 9:00am. Admission to The Museum is free the morning after your Sleepover and guests are encouraged to explore all its wonders during the light of day when we open at 9:30am.
 
What to Bring:
Sleeping bag, pillow, and sleeping pad
Air Mattresses are permitted, though access to outlets is regulated by The Museum & guests are responsible for providing their own pumps.
Pajamas & Toiletries
Please note, Family Restrooms are limited: Expect to share sink space.
Jacket
Water bottle
Flashlight
Ear plugs (optional) 
 
Where to Park: Parking is located in The Museum’s Car Park, near the corner of Exposition Boulevard and Bill Robertson Lane.  Click here for a map and more information.
 
Where to Sleep: Guests will sleep in either our African or North American Mammal Hall, featuring remarkable habitat dioramas recreating the natural environments in which these animals were found at the beginning of the twentieth century. An upgraded sleeping experience in our spectacular specimen-rich Dinosaur Hall is also available for an additional fee and can be purchased at time of booking. Early arrival is recommended for guests wishing to secure a specific location within these halls, and layers are encouraged as The Museum can be chilly at night.
 
Where to Eat:  Guests should eat before arriving at the event. Due to the sensitivity of our collections, no outside food or drink is permitted in the Museum.  Guests with food allergies or dietary restrictions should contact sleepovers@nhm.org before booking with us. The NHM Grill opens at 9:30am the morning following your sleepover.
 
THE LA BREA TAR PITS AND MUSEUM
5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
http://www.tarpits.org/la-brea-tar-pits 
 
What Time is the Event: Check-in begins at 6:30pm and closes at 8:00pm.  No entry will be permitted after 8:00pm. Lights Out is 10:30pm. Lights On is 7:00am.  All belongings must be cleared from The Museum by 9:00am. Admission to The Museum is free the morning after your Sleepover and guests are encouraged to explore all the wonders during our daytime hours when we open at 9:30am.
 
What to Bring:
Sleeping bag, pillow, and sleeping pad
Air Mattresses are permitted, though access to outlets is regulated by The Museum & guests are responsible for providing their own pumps.
Pajamas & Toiletries
Please note, Family Restrooms are limited: Expect to share sink space.
Jacket
Water bottle
Flashlight
Ear plugs (optional) 

Where to Park: Parking is located in The Museum’s Car Park, on Curson between Wilshire and 6th.  Click here for a map and more information.
 
Where to Sleep: The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is a unique one-room venue where guests will sleep directly among our incredible Ice Age exhibits. Early arrival is recommended for guests wishing to secure a specific location within the venue, and layers are encouraged as The Museum can be chilly at night.
 
Where to Eat: Guests should eat before arriving at the event. Due to the sensitivity of our collections, no outside food or drink is permitted in the Museum.  Guests with food allergies or dietary restrictions should contact sleepovers@nhm.org before booking with us. To see a list of nearby restaurants click here.

 

BOOKING POLICIES & SLEEPOVER RULES

 
Booking Policies
 
Participants must be five years or older and accompanied by an adult.  Group bookings must adhere to a 4:1 child/adult ratio.
 
4 weeks’ notice is required to book, though a longer lead-time is strongly recommended. Registration will close 2 weeks prior to the sleepover date. Reservations are required; no walk-ins will be admitted.
 
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
 
Executed Consent Forms are due at the time of online booking for individuals and two weeks’ prior to the event date for group bookings. Guests may be denied admission to the event without an Executed Consent Form.
 
Sleeping arrangements are assigned by The Museum based on the capacities of the event venue.  A request to sleep together may be made at time of booking, but fulfillment is not guaranteed. 
 
Sleepover Rules
 
Check-in begins at 6:30pm and closes at 8:00pm.  No entry to the event will be permitted after 8:00pm.
 
All belongings must be removed from the Museum by 9:00am the morning following the sleepover.
 
Due to the sensitivity of our collections, no outside food or drink is permitted inside the Museum. Water bottles are permitted, but may only be consumed in designated approved areas. For any dietary requirements or restrictions, please contact sleepovers@nhm.org before booking.
 
Alcohol and drugs are not permitted. Anyone found to be in possession of or under the influence of these substances will be asked to leave immediately and will not receive a refund.
 
No smoking is allowed anywhere on property. Anyone found to be smoking will be asked to leave immediately and will not receive a refund.
 
Shoes must be worn at all times inside the Museum and may only be removed to sleep.
 
Adults and chaperones must take responsibility for supervising children and adhering to all Museum rules.
 
The Museum’s staff is committed to making the evening a fun experience for everyone. Please help us maintain a safe environment for guests and our collections by picking up after yourself, respecting the rules of the Museum, and keeping an eye on the children in your group. If you see something, please say something.

Have additional questions about our Sleepovers? Visit our FAQ page!