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Sleepover FAQs: Adults

What should I bring?
We recommend that you bring the following:

  • A sleeping bag and some clothes to sleep in. Overnight clothes must be suitable and warm enough for standing outside in the unlikely event of an evacuation.
  • Our exhibitions are cool at night. Please keep this in mind when choosing your pyjamas.
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.).
  • We provide a foam sleeping pad (1.5 cm thick), but you can bring your own if you prefer (self-inflatable models please).
  • Shoes must be worn at all times when exploring the museum for health and safety reasons.

Don't forget to hand in your signed waiver (PDF).

The following items are optional:

  • A reusable water bottle, a pillow, a flashlight, and a sleeping mask (the galleries may not be completely dark)
  • Portable charger: There are no outlets located by sleeping spots. A limited number of outlets are available at the front of galleries and they are unsupervised.
  • A self-inflatable mat if you would like additional comfort.

What should I leave at home?

  • Sleeping mattress that requires the use of an electrical outlet.
  • Items of financial or sentimental value. The museum takes no responsibility for loss of or damage to any items belonging to visitors.

Can I bring food?
A three-course dinner, midnight snack and a breakfast are included in the admission price, so there is no need to bring other food.

Water, tea and coffee will be served with dinner and other drinks and snacks will be available to purchase until 12:30 am.

Upon registration please advise us of any dietary restrictions.

What is the three-course meal that is offered?
A seasonal meal will be confirmed soon. Stay tuned!

How do I get to the museum?
Directions to the museum.

Is parking included in the ticket price?
Yes! The sleepover includes a voucher for free overnight parking. The voucher is valid until 9 am. If you wish to visit the museum after 9 am the next day, regular parking fees will apply.

Alternatively, if you do not wish to park on site, take advantage of our free, 15-minute drop-off period.

What time do I need to arrive and which entrance should I use?
Doors at the entrance that faces Elgin Street, on the east side of the building, will be open as of 6:45 pm.

You can use the parking areas on that side.

Doors will be open until 7:30 pm.

What if I'm running late?
If you think that you may not get here on time, please email us at sleepovers@nature.ca.

Take note that you may miss some activities if you arrive late. We cannot allow entry into the event after 8:30 pm, and no refunds will be given.

Where do I store my luggage?
Upon arrival, you can store your luggage on hooks and in cubbies.

They are not locked, but a security officer will be supervising this space until 12:30 am, when you may take your luggage and move it to your sleeping area.

May I take photos?
Of course! Tripods and additional lights are not permitted.

Participants may be photographed for event albums and marketing. Notify our staff when you arrive if you would like to opt out.

Where will I sleep?
Guests sleep in one of the museum's permanent galleries. Sleeping areas will be available as of 12:30 am and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

What movies will be shown?
Stay tuned! Movies will be added shortly.

Can I drink alcohol?
Responsible drinking is permitted and you will be given a complimentary drink upon arrival. There will be a cash bar until 12:30 am.

You are not allowed to bring your own alcohol into the museum. To ensure the safety of our guests, we may conduct checks of bags and coats.

The museum reserves the right to remove any participants from the event who are acting irresponsibly.

What if someone in my group falls ill?
Our security officers are trained to offer first aid to those who may need it.

What is your cancellation policy?
If we have to cancel any sleepover because of insufficient registration, we will make that decision no later than one week before the sleepover and issue full refunds.

If you, unfortunately, need to cancel your sleepover participation, refunds cannot be issued. Please contact sleepovers@nature.ca for further information.

Can I bring children to Nature Sleepovers for Adults?
No, Nature Sleepovers for Adults are for those who are 19 and older.

We also offer Nature Sleepovers that are suitable for families and groups.

Can you accommodate participants with special requirements?
If anyone in your group has accessibility or health requirements, please let us know upon booking.

Whom can I contact if I have more questions?
We are available to assist you with any questions or concerns at

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