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Sleepover: Bugs and Butterflies - NHM

  • Natural History Museum of LA County 900 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90007 United States (map)

Exclusive access to the Butterfly Pavilion before the museum opens, explore exhibits after-hours, special bug-themed performance, enjoy touch specimens, and more!

Sleepovers include access to museum exhibits after hours, 3D movies, themed crafts, activities, a scavenger hunt, special performances. It also includes an evening snack and continental breakfast the next day. Ask our knowledgeable Gallery Interpreters and Volunteers one-on-one questions about our exhibits and see special touch-specimens to match each theme. Each sleepover event gives you complimentary museum admission passes to further explore the museum the next day.

For children ages 5-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult with no more than two adults per one child and at least one adult per four children. See booking policies below for more information.

For Group Reservations call 213.763.3218.

Member tickets


Members: $75 per person 
Non-members: $85 per person 
Group Rates: $75 per person, 10 person minimum 
Parking is an additional $12 per car

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Sleepover Schedule


6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Check-in; setup sleeping area
7:30 pm to 8 pm: Orientation, snack, special performance
8 pm to 10 pm: Activities
10 pm to 10:30 pm: Get ready for bed
10:30 pm: Lights out!


7 am: Lights on!
7 am: Breakfast
8 am: Exhibit viewing and special access to the Museum Store
9:30 am: Museum opens for the day

Schedule Notes

  • No entry permitted after 8 pm

  • Sleeping areas will be setup on a first-come, first-served basis; guests will check in and then make their way to the Mammal Halls to setup their sleeping areas

  • We recommend eating dinner before arriving on Friday evening

  • For the June 21 sleepover, guests will have access to the Butterfly Pavilion at 8 am, 8:30 am, and 9 am; timed-tickets will be distributed on Saturday morning