Nature Sleepovers for Familes
Pack your PJs and flashlight and be ready for some wild discoveries: sleep overnight in a gallery at the Canadian Museum of Nature.
Spend the evening after hours exploring galleries with the guidance of an interpreter and watch a 3D movie.
The sleepover also includes an evening snack and morning breakfast, overnight parking (until 9 am) and next-day museum admission.
- Children must be at least 5 years old
- Younger children are not permitted
- The program is recommended for children up to 12 years old
All children must be accompanied by an adult in the ratio of one adult for every five children.
6:45 pm: Arrival and registration:
- Use the entrance on the east side of the building
7:30 pm: Doors close
7:40 pm: Orientation
8 pm – 9:30 pm: Activities:
- Fossil Gallery: Flashlight tour
- Mammal Gallery: Scavenger hunt
- Nature Live: Live-insect handling
9:30 pm – 10:45 pm:
- 9:35 pm: 3D movie in French
- 10:15 pm: 3D movie in English
- Snack (provided)
- Get ready for your night in the gallery
11 pm: Lights out
7 am: Wake up and pack up
8 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast (provided)
9 am: Museum opens—visit the museum's permanent galleries with your general-admission ticket from the sleepover
Movies: Assistive Listening Devices are available at our reception desk for visitors with hearing loss.
The museum reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the event as required, such as adjusting the location, timing or content of the activities. This is to ensure a safe and excellent experience for all guests at all times.
- $68 per person (tax not included)
- Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
VISA, MasterCard, American Express, gift certificate.
Because the museum is currently closed as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 virus, this schedule may change without notice.
Saturday, April 4—Cancelled
Friday, April 17—Cancelled
Friday, May 1
Saturday, May 9
Saturday, June 13
It is possible that groups will also be participating in the sleepover on the family-sleepover dates.
Please read the FAQs before purchasing your ticket to ensure you get the most out of the event.
Each participant is required to sign this waiver (PDF). Bring the signed forms to the sleepover.
Ticket sales normally close two weeks before the event, so don't hesitate in case you miss out!
- TTY: 613.566.4770
- TTY: 1.866.600.8801
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