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Nature Sleepovers at the Museum!

OTTAWA, October 9, 2018 - When darkness descends, do museum exhibits really come alive? Families can find out in the new Nature Sleepovers program at the Canadian Museum of Nature where children and grownups bring their pyjamas and sleeping bag for an overnight adventure in the galleries.  

“We’ve had a lot of demand from the public for sleepovers at the museum and we’re thrilled to be launching this great program now,” says Dana Murchison, Head of Programs. “Children and chaperones will love it; how many people can say they slept next to a dinosaur, a grizzly bear or hissing cockroaches?”

The busy agenda includes a flashlight tour of the Fossil Gallery, scavenger hunt in the Mammal Gallery and insect-handling in Nature Live; then it’s off to enjoy a 3D movie in the Theatre, with lights out at 11 pm. Breakfast is included the next morning, followed by free access to the museum (general admission) for the sleepover families that day.

Children must be in the 5-12 age range and be accompanied by an adult.

Specific dates are available for bookings by groups, such as Scouts, Brownies and Guides. The ratio must be at least one adult for every five children. 

Click here for dates, prices and other details.

The museum is located at 240 McLeod Street (corner of Metcalfe street) in Ottawa. Follow the museum on Twitter and Instagram (museumofnature), and Facebook.com/canadianmuseumofnature.

About the Museum
The Canadian Museum of Nature is Canada's national museum of natural history and natural sciences. The museum provides evidence-based insights, inspiring experiences and meaningful engagement with nature's past, present and future. It achieves this through scientific research, a 14.6 million specimen collection, education programs, signature and travelling exhibitions, and a dynamic web site, nature.ca.

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