WASHINGTON, D.C. (KGNS) - Congressman Henry Cuellar announced Friday that the Smithsonian will be hosting "Night at the Museum" events at the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of Natural History. These overnight events are a great opportunity for families visiting Washington to provide an eye-opening experience for young children.
“I am happy to announce that the Smithsonian will be having ‘Smithsonian Sleepovers’ at the National Museum of American History. This is a great opportunity for young children to learn about the museum while exploring an important piece of the history and culture of our nation’s Capital,” said Congressman Cuellar. “The night promises to be filled with interactive and educational activities. If you ever wondered what a ‘Night at the Museum’ felt like, now you have a chance to experience it firsthand.”
According to a press release sent out by Cuellar's secretary, children between the ages of 8-12 have the option of choosing a night of fun that features tours, games, crafts, a film, and more at either museum. There must be at least one adult (21 and over) for every three children in any registered group. 2014 Sleepover dates for the Museum of American History are May 9, June 20, July 18, August 1, and August 15 and the dates for the Museum of Natural History are June 28, July 12, July 26, August 8, and August 22.