Last month was all about sleeping over with the fishes at the Shedd; this year it's about Sue, the T. rex. Thanks to a mention in USA Today as one of '10 Great Places for a Stellar Sleepover,' The Field Museum is garnering national attention for it's Dozin' with the Dinos sleepover.
Call it 'A Night at the Museum For Real,' as you and your family can join the experienced guides at The Field Museum for a night of workshops, self-guided tours and fun activities (who's up for a scavenger hunt?). Then roll out your sleeping bag and claim a spot near your favorite exhibition.
The highlight of this program of course is Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever discovered. Sue is 42 feet long and 12 feet high at the hip. Ross Gellar would certainly be proud.
For the Indiana Jones lover in you, explore the exhibit, Inside Ancient Egypt, by flashlight. If dinos are more your thing, for $5 more you can watch the big birds leap from the big screen in the Ernst & Young 3-D Theater.
Sleepovers begin on Fridays at 5:45 pm until 9 am the following day, but only for families with children ages 6-12. Various ticket packages are available, ranging from standard overnight tickets ($63 per person; $51 for members) to premium packages 1 and 2. Premium packages allow guests to sleep upstairs in the Evolving Planet exhibit with the dinosaurs and range in price from $75 ($65 for members) to $87 ($77 for members). For premium package 2, you can also go on a behind-the-scenes tour with a Field Museum scientist (in this case, not Ross Gellar).
A Friday night snack and breakfast on Saturday morning will be provided. The next round of sleepovers begin in May, so gather your kids and their friends for a night at the museum!
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