What's on: DinoSnore - Sleepovers at the AM

Spend an unforgettable night at the AM. Get up close and personal with dinos, fossils and spiders, oh my!

Dinosnore sleepovers

Dinosnore sleepovers
Photographer: Abram Powell © Australian Museum

Want FREE general admission all year round?

Event Type:
3 February 2017 to 12 May 2017
06.00 PM to 08.00 AM
Australian Museum Entrance, 1 William Street
$120 members child; $150 members adult OR $140 non-members child; $180 non-members adult. All prices include GST and booking fee.

Spend a night at the Museum!

Join us for an unforgettable 'Australiana' experience at the AM. Enjoy an buffet dinner and get up close to native Australian animals such as crocodiles, pythons and lizards, before coming face-to-face with our resident Muttaburrasaurus, an Australian dinosaur that lived around 100 million years ago!

Travel back to Australia's ancient past and hold real fossils before making your own to take home. Embark on a tour by torchlight to discover AM's treasures and stories before relaxing in the theatrette to watch the family favourite film, 'Night at the Museum'. The evening is topped off by sleeping next to some old dinosaur favourites including Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex. In the morning you will wake to breakfast at our rooftop cafe overlooking Sydney Harbour and Botanic Gardens then meet an AM scientist to hear about our behind-the-scenes research that uses the AM's biological and cultural collection, much of which is not on display in the exhibition galleries.

Dates: Multiple Fridays throughout the year: 3 February, 17 March, 12 May 2017. Note: Bookings for 17 March will become available 4 February.

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 AM the following day. (Schools can start at 5:15 PM for an earlier bedtime).

Ages: 5 - 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are not permitted without a child.

Ticket price includes:
- Dinner and continental breakfast
- Encounter live native Australian animals such as crocodiles, pythons and lizards oh my! (Syllabus adapted for school groups. Simply inform AM staff of year group /Stage when booking)
- Torchlight tour of the Museum Galleries, including Wild Planet and Surviving Australia
- Screening of the film, 'Night at the Museum' in the Theatrette
- Sleep in the Dinosaur Gallery
- Entry into the current special exhibition SPIDERS: Alive and Deadly!
- Children receive a goodybag to take home which includes a growing dinosaur egg!

What to bring:
- All sleeping equipment i.e. camping mat, sleeping bag, pillow, comfortable sleeping clothes
- Torch
- Tooth brush, toiletries and wash cloth (no showers available)
- Ear plugs and sleep mask (optional)
- Please note that the museum is unable to store personal belongings. Please refrain from bringing unnecessary valuables with you and please keep your valuables with you at all times.

Private or school groups $100 per person with 80 pax minimum & 120 pax maximum. Supervising teachers and parents are free at a ratio of 1 adult per 10 students. Extra adults pay $180.00 each if not members. Extra adult numbers must be negotiated with AM staff at the time of booking. School, Girl Guides or Scout groups are welcome to book private sleepovers Mon - Thurs (02 9320 6371, kids@austmus.gov.au).

To become a Member of the AM and take advantage of the discounted ticket price, visit: australianmuseum.net.au/members

More questions? Check out our FAQs here.

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