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Museum Overnights - Sleep Under the Planes!

Museum Overnights

Our new family-themed public overnights will kick-off with Spring into Fun on March 20th, 2020!

Spring into Fun this March with an exciting sleepover at the museum that will include a night full of hands-on activities, a giant dome theater movie, snacks, and a light breakfast.

Activities Include:

  • Scavenger Hunt - Explore the galleries by night with your flashlight as you hunt for artifacts with our new scavenger hunt!
  • Rocket Mosaics - Alka Seltzer Rockets with food coloring fuel will leave beautiful art as they blast off into the night!
  • Balloon Stamping - Make swirls of color using balloons as your brush as you paint your next artistic creation!
  • Spring Trees - Design your own beautiful spring trees with brown craft paper and bright colored tissue!

"It will be an enjoyable family night filled with fun and exhilaration that will make long-lasting memories." - Ines Jijon, Museum Educator

Sample Itinerary:

7:30-8:00 pm - Check-in
8:00-9:30 pm:

  • Museum Store open
  • Scavenger Hunt and Activities
  • Snack

9:30-10:00 pm - Join your group in your sleeping area and prepare your beds.
10:00-11:00 pm - Dome Theater Movie
11:00 pm - LIGHTS OUT!

6:30 am - Good Morning!
6:30-7:30 am - Breakfast in the Café
8:00 am - Sleepover ends - go home and tell all your friends!

Program Details & Requirements

  • Children ages 5-13 are welcome, along with their parents or caregivers.
  • At least one adult per four children is required for all groups.
  • Adults must be 21 or older.
  • Note: Scout groups are welcome at all Overnights
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • The program cost is $50 per person, payable at the time of booking.
  • Absolutely no walk-in registrations are permitted.
  • To save your spot, call the Reservations Department at 516-572-4066 Monday through Friday, 9:30 am-4:00 pm.
  • Each adult guest must fill out a participant release form - Participant Release Form
  • If you are a chaperone for a child (e.g. for your child's friend), we will also need a release from that child's parent or guardian.

Register Online!

or call Reservations (Monday through Friday, 9:30-4:00) at 516-572-4066

Please fill out the release form here! Parents/guardians of minors you are chaperoning also need to fill out this form!

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

What’s Included?

  • Evening snack and light breakfast
  • Scavenger Hunt (BYOF - Bring your own flashlight!)
  • Hands-on Educational Activities
  • Giant Dome Theater Movie
  • Access to the Museum Galleries

What should we bring to the sleepover?

  • Sleeping Bag and/or sheets
  • Inflatable mattresses are permitted
  • Pillow
  • Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Washcloth
  • Warm, comfortable clothing to sleep in
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Night mask (optional)

How do I purchase tickets?

  • Please call Reservations at 516-572-4066.

When will I receive a confirmation?

  • You will receive an email confirmation shortly after you register. Please have your confirmation available at check-in along with your completed participant release forms and photo ID.

What are the age limitations?

  • All children must be at least 5 years old and no older than 13 years old. Programming is ideal for children between 5 and 13 years old. Adults must be 21 or older.

Are younger or older siblings allowed to participate?

  • Yes, as long as they are between the ages of 5 and 13 years old.

What time is the Overnight?

  • The Museum Overnight begins at 7:30 pm and ends at 8:00 am the next morning.

Where do we park?

  • Parking is available at our facility and is free of charge.

How do we check-in?

  • Please enter through our main entrance on Charles Lindbergh Blvd to check in with your sleepover equipment. All entrances are wheelchair accessible.

What if we arrive late?

  • Check-in begins at 7:30 pm and ends at 8:00 pm when programming begins. The entrance will remain open until 8:30 pm for late arrivals.

What if we need to cancel?

  • There are no refunds for overnights - all ticket sales are final.

Can we leave early from the overnight?

  • Yes, participants may leave early if needed. All exits from the museum are final.

When will the Museum Store be open during the overnight?

  • The Museum Store will be open from 8:00 to 9:00 pm during the overnight.

What if someone gets sick during the overnight?

  • Notify a staff member if anyone in your group is sick or hurt.