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An adults-only sleepover at the Field Museum will let you snooze amid the exhibits

Field Museum lobby
Photograph: Courtesy the Field Museum

No matter how old you get, there's something very enticing about the idea of spending an entire night amid the ancient artifacts in a (mostly) empty museum. While the Field Museum regularly hosts overnight slumber parties for kids, the institution is celebrating the recent arrival of Máximo the titanosaur by letting adults get in on the late-night fun.

On July 7, the museum will host its very first 21+ sleepover event, allowing guests to roll out a sleeping bag amid the taxidermy collection and explore exhibits like “Mummies” and “Antarctic Dinosaurs” without having to deal with the usual crowds. When you're not walking through the halls, you'll be able to attend talks with Field Museum scientists, learn about science through hands-on activities and play a few rounds of bocce ball. After a good night's sleep, attendees can take part in early-morning birdwatching and tai chi before the museum opens.

An $80 ticket (on sale now) includes dinner, breakfast, a midnight snack and access to exhibits throughout the Field Museum during your stay. If you want to live out your Night at the Museum fantasies, you should act fast—you're probably not the only person hoping to encounter SUE's magical talking skeleton during your overnight stay.

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