What's on: DinoSnore - Sleepovers at the AM

Ever wonder what happens in the Museum when everyone's gone home? Spend an unforgettable night with the dinosaurs (and more). 

Dinosnore sleepovers

Dinosnore sleepovers
Photographer: Abram Powell © Australian Museum

Want FREE general admission all year round?

Event Type:
Kids
Date:
29 September 2017 to 30 September 2017
Time:
06.00 PM to 08.00 AM
Location:
Australian Museum Entrance, 1 William Street
Admission:
$120 Members child; $150 Members adult; $140 Non-members child; $180 Non-members adult (GST and booking fee included in ticket price)

 

A night of adventure awaits as you enter the Australian Museum after the doors have closed and the lights dimmed...the Museum’s halls are yours to explore.

 

Enjoy a 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.

Embark on a tour by torchlight to discover the AM's stories and treasures before relaxing in the theatrette to watch a 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 a continental breakfast at our rooftop cafe followed by an exclusive viewing of our current special exhibition: Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year.

 

Dates: 29 September 2017 

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 AM the following day. 

Ages: 6 - 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are not permitted without a child. Adult to child ratio of 1:3 required for general public sleepovers.

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 (sleeping equipment NOT included)
- Entry into the current special exhibition i.e. SPIDERS: Alive and Deadly! intil 16 July then 'Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year' from 11 August - 10 December. 
- 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.

Schools:
Schools, Girl Guide, Scout or other private organisations can book a private DinoSnore. $110 per person (inc. GST) with 60 pax minimum & 100 pax maximum. Supervising teachers and parents are free at a ratio of one adult per 10 students (1:10). Extra adults will cost $110 pp. (inc. GST). Bookings can be made Monday – Thursday (subject to availability) including school holidays. Email Group.Bookings@austmus.gov.au. Private DinoSnores booked by groups for a Friday evening will be subject to normal general public prices (see above).

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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