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Kids, Exhibitions Australian Museum , Darlinghurst Friday June 7 2019
Kid hugs model dinosaur.
Photograph: Supplied

Settle in for a night of walking – and sleeping – beside prehistoric giants

Roll your sleeping bag, pack your toothbrush and check you’ve got a nightlight, because this will be a particularly intriguing night at the museum. The Australian Museum runs sleepovers for 6-12 year olds and their curious grown-ups, which include snuggling up to Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex in the dark.

Winny, the museums’ resident Muttaburrasaurus, will be there to muscle in on your buffet dinner, which is kid-friendly fare like schnitzels, spaghetti and chippies. After dinner, dino trivia, a meet-and-greet with prehistoric Australian animals, and a torchlight tour of the AM’s collection, there’ll also be a movie screening in the theatre.

When you wake up miraculously in one piece beside your carnivorous bedfellows, you’ll trot up to the rooftop cafe for a continental breakfast, followed by an exclusive tour of the current special exhibition.

Venue name: Australian Museum
Address: 1 William St
Opening hours: Daily 9.30am-5pm; closed Christmas Day
Price: $130-$150
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