"Have you ever wondered what happens at the Museum after the lights go out at night? Would you enjoy sleeping among the dinosaurs, tree frogs, coastal fish, or a number of other amazing creatures in our exhibits? Join us for this exciting overnight event at the Museum, including live animal encounters, crafts and other special programming. You’ll fall asleep immersed in our world-class exhibits and wake up to a continental breakfast among old and new friends.
This experience includes:
Tickets and current membership are required and available for purchase online or by calling 919.707.9950. Register by November 9, one week prior to the event date.
Update (Oct. 10): The Acro Dome sleep area is sold out! Please select from the following sleep areas: Coastal NC, Mountain Cove, Mountains to Sea Overlook, Tropical Connections/Snakes of NC, Early-to-bed Zone, or Kid-free Adults Zone.
For sleepover basics and more details, click the links above or contact the Box Office at 919.707.9950.
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SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
Friday, November 16
6:30–7:30pm: NEW THIS YEAR! – Dinner will be provided
7:00–8:00pm: Nocturnal animal encounters, including the chance to see our two-toed sloth and Arthropod Zoo
7:00–10:00pm: Self-guided flashlight tours and crafts
9:00pm: Quiet time begins in “early-to-bed zone”
10:00–10:45pm: Get ready for bed
11:00pm: Lights out
Saturday, November 17
7:00am: Lights on
7:00–8:00am: Get ready for the day; continental breakfast served in the Acro Café
7:30–8:30am: Animal/nature-themed yoga class, compliments of KIND and Indigo Hot Yoga Center (all ages welcome)
9:00am: Museum opens to the public
9:00am: Museum Store opens; members are invited to purchase souvenirs"