New York’s Natural History Museum to Host Adult Sleepover

by Charles C. W. Cooke

There’s a cultural metaphor in here somewhere. Gothamist reports:

While the American Museum of Natural History has been hosting Night at the Museum sleepovers for kids, there’s never been an adult-only one. Ever. Until now. They’ve just announced their first sleepover for grown-ups, which will take place on Friday, August 1st.

The American Museum of Natural History confirms it:

“A limited number of 21-years-and-up guests will be able to enjoy a more sophisticated version of the popular event at A Night at the Museum for Grown-Ups, which will feature special guided tours, food, music, drinks, and behind-the-scenes access. The event will last from 6:30 p.m. until 9 a.m. the next morning.”

Among the highlights: “You will sleep in your sleeping bag . . . under the big blue (clean) whale! When you wake up there will be a breakfast snack.”

And, of course, attendees will enjoy the obligatory Neil DeGrasse Tyson-led Science! extravaganza: “There will be a midnight viewing of the Dark Universe Space Show, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.”

At present, there has been no confirmation that the first 100 to sign up will be allowed to stay on their parents’ health insurance plans until they reach retirement.

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