Museum holds first adult-only sleepover

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science holds sleepovers for families every year, but on Sat., July 26, the first adult-only sleepover will take place.

“It really is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I think that’s really what makes everyone excited about the opportunity,” said Lauren Landavazo, special events manager with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation.

Guests are responsible for bringing their own sleepover gear and then they can set up camp anywhere from sleeping with the dinosaurs to sleeping in the Cretaceous seas of New Mexico. The entertainment starts at 7:30 p.m.

The atrium, now overrun by dinosaurs, will turn into a dining hall. The museum will include a dance floor and even a stage for stand-up comedy.

Organizers said a cash bar will be open until midnight, and they’ll have security on site to make sure everyone behaves.

“We are hoping that everyone that is coming really wants to be here and, of course, will respect the fact that we’re in a museum that has a lot of great artifacts and things like that,” Landavazo said.

The museum has sold about 50 tickets so far to some who are already planning where to set up camp.

“Underneath the largest dinosaur that is legally possible, that is where I’m going to be camping out so I’m very excited for that,” said Andrew Valencia.

There will be breakfast in the morning, and everyone has to be out by 7:30 a.m. so the museum can open back up to the public at 9 a.m.

Tickets are $95.

You may purchase tickets and see the full itinerary here»

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