We have temporarily paused this program due to public health concerns. Please check back for future dates.
Have you ever wondered what happens in a museum at night? Now you can find out! Discover the Penn Museum in a unique way with a flashlight expedition through the galleries and exclusive access to special exhibitions. Participate in an interactive workshop, take a scavenger hunt through the galleries, and make your own souvenir take-away. At bedtime, roll out your sleeping bag in our brand-new galleries and fall asleep beside objects and artifacts from around the world.
A Sleepover Like No Other
Kids, ages 6 to 12, and their chaperones, share the thrill of exploring the Penn Museum at night! And, after the sleepover, 40 Winks at the Penn Museum concludes with a light breakfast, time to wander the galleries by day, and an opportunity to explore the Museum Shop.
All 40 Winks sleepovers include:
- Scavenger Hunt
- Hands-on Workshops
- Museum Exploration
- Evening Flashlight Expedition
- Art-making Activity
- Light Breakfast
- Museum Admission for the day after the sleepover
- Souvenir Patch for all participants 6-12 years old that gives them Museum Admission through August 2021
Check-in is between 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Check-out is at 9:00 am the next day. All gear must be out of the galleries at this time, but ticket prices provide museum admission for the entire day. Stay to explore in the daylight!
Space is limited and dates sell out quickly.
Large Groups Welcome
Attention scouts and schools! To register a large group, call 215.898.4016 with a single form of payment ready. A nonrefundable deposit of 25% of the total cost is required. Full payment and final count are due two months prior to the sleepover (for example, if your program date is March 19, your final payment will be due on January 19).
"I will be recommending this program to every family I know - we had that great of a time. Best night ever, hands down..."
One of six "can't-miss museum sleepovers around the country."