Having recently cleaned its big blue whale, the American
The museum has hosted sleepovers for children during which the young visitors were allowed to roam the galleries after public hours. The adult sleepover -- which is already sold out -- is limited to 150 guests, with admission at $375 per person, and will include a three-course dinner, entertainment and a breakfast snack.
Visitors are expected to bring their own sleeping bags and comfortable clothes for sleeping; no pajamas are allowed. The museum said that guests will be able to sleep under its 21,000-pound fiberglass model of a female blue whale, which the museum recently cleaned -- a process that it streamed online.
The museum continues to host kid sleepovers throughout the year for ages 6 to 13, with special nights for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.