Our Museum Sleepovers NYC let you stay overnight at all our favorite hotspots, like the Museum of Natural History, Intrepid Museum, Bronx Zoo, Central Park, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, the NY Public Library, Governors Island, Rubin Museum and more! Experience a real-life Night at the Museum, sleep with the Zoo Animals, camp out in Central Park and more!

Museum Sleepovers NYC

A Night at the Museum

A Night at the Museum

Oct 13, Nov 9 & 17, 2018
Sleep Over at the Museum of Natural History

Just a few times per year, the Museum of Natural History lets you sleep over!!!! And yes, it's just like the movie! Evening and morning snacks, cots to sleep on, a flashlight fossil fact-finding mission, live animals, private museum tours and more.

This is an authentic NYC experience you and the kids can't miss! Ages 6 - 13, + an accompanying guardian.

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Operation Slumber Overnights @ Intrepid Museum

Operation Slumber Overnights @ Intrepid Museum

Get exclusive access to the ship and Space Shuttle Pavilion, and sleep among the aircraft, just like enlisted sailors once did. Enjoy dinner, snack and breakfast, Flashlight guided tours of the flight deck, simulator rides, plantetarium show, educational activities and more. Ideal for scout troops, school groups, camp groups and families with kids ages 6–17. Usually 2x per month, year round.

More Info: intrepidmuseum.org/Overnight

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Bronx Zoo Overnight Safaris

Bronx Zoo Overnight Safaris

Calling all scout groups, school groups, and more! You and your group can experience the Bronx Zoo in a brand new way – by spending the night! Explore the sights and sounds of the zoo at night, meet a live ambassador animal up close, and have an evening snack before settling in for the night in our one-of-a kind education space in the Congo Gorilla Forest. Usually 1x per month on Fridays Fridays, 5:30p-10:00a, year-round. Ages 5+, with Caregiver.

Don’t want to stay overnight? Check out their ‘Spooktacular’ night walks, where you stay behind in the zoo while everyone else leaves! After enjoying some appetizers, wine and beer, gather in the program space for a visit from some creepy, crawly animal guests. 

More Info: bronxzoo.com/programs/families

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Camping in Central Park

Camping in Central Park

By Lottery Only: Join the Urban Park Rangers on these free, family-friendly overnight camping adventures in NYC parks. NYC Park camping programs feature a night hike through the park, storytelling (with s’mores!), and more! They bring the tents; just bring your own sleeping bag and bedding. Registration is required and space is limited for these popular programs.

More Info: nycgovparks.org/events/family-camping

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Ripley’s Believe it or Not Extreme Sleepovers

Ripley's Believe it or Not Extreme Sleepovers

Spending a night in this museum may redefine a wild weekend in New York. Your Extreme Sleepover Experience Includes: Admission to Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Guided VIP Tour, Scavenger Hunt, Dinner and Snacks and more. Sleepovers are suggested for ages 6-17 and their chaperones.

More Info: ripleysnewyork.com/extreme-sleepovers

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New York Public Library Overnight Scavenger Hunt

For now, this was a one time event in 2011, One night. One book. Five-hundred authors. Watch what happened when 500 players were locked in overnight at The New York Public Library on May 20, 2011 and wrote a book together. However, The NYPL offers multiple scavenger hunts and overnights per year. Please check their site: nypl.org for more offerings

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Glamping on Governor’s Island

Glamping on Governor's Island

Take the short ferry to be surrounded by sprawling green space with unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty across the New York Harbor – a retreat unlike any other in the world. From rustic tents to full-service suites, The Collective offers a little something for every travel style.

More Info: collectiveretreats.com

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DreamOver at Rubin Museum

Dream under the compassionate and wakeful gaze of a hundred buddhas. Come in your slippers and pajamas and sleep over at the Rubin Museum beneath a traditional or contemporary artwork handpicked just for you. Each dreamer will be assigned a specific piece of traditional or contemporary art under which to sleep and dream. All dreamers must answer a Dreamlife Questionnaire, which will inform the pairing of their artwork. Dreamers will learn upon arrival at the Dream-Over which artwork has been selected for them. For Adults Only.

More Info: http://rubinmuseum.org

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More Things To Do in New York City

More Things to do in New York City

Sightsee from the Sky

Top of the Rock, Empire State Building or One World Observatory? Which is best and, if we have to choose, which should we visit? There is no easy answer, but here are some facts to help guide your choice.

New York City Tourist Attractions

  • Empire State Building - (86 and 102 floors) Best for patient movie and history buffs who need to check it off their bucket list
  • Top of the Rock - (67-70 floors) Best for sweeping 360° vista views, including of the Empire State Building and Central Park. Shorter lines and cheaper than the ESB.
  • One World Observatory - (100-102 floors) Best for those who want to be first. Newest, most modern and high tech, with phenomenal views

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Skip the Line and Do NYC VIP Style

Do you know how many attractions and tours let you skip (most) of the lines and be treated like a VIP? Save HOURS on your NYC Vacation.

Empire State Building: Express Entry (86th Fl)

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One World Observatory: Skip The Line (Priority Reserved)

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9/11 Memorial & Museum: Skip The Line

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Empire State Building: Silver Access (86 & 102 for Fee)

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Empire State Building: Day and Night Entry

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Priority Entrance

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Skip the Line: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Flexible Date

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Skip The Line: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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The Guggenheim: Skip The Line

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Things to do in New York with Kids

One of the best parts of NYC is that what is fun for kids is usually just as much fun for adults. If you are joining us in NYC for a family vacation, then please read all about our local kid's favorites, along with special tips just for visitors.

Things to Do in New York With Kids

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FREE Things to do in New York City

There are tons of free things to do in New York all day, every day! Tours, attractions, museums, events, shows, sports, movie and more. Kids, adults, outdoors, indoors, active, lazy...you name it!

Free Things to Do in New York City

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Get Out of NYC for a Day

NYC is within 3 hours of so many other cities and areas you can visit for just one day: Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls, the Hamptons, Woodbury Common Shopping Outlets and more quite easily. Top choices for 1-day Out of Town:

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New York City Nightlife

How do you make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps?? Some of the best 'only in NYC' nightlife experiences include skyline views, dinner cruises, Museums and attractions open late til 2am, rooftops, night tours, comedy clubs and more. Some of our top NYC Nightlife picks:

New York City Nightlife

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Save Big on Things to do in New York City

New York City Coupons and Discounts are available for almost everything one can do in NYC: concerts, shows, Broadway, sports, events, tours, attractions, beauty and spa and much more!

New York City Coupons

Sites we use ALL the time to save are:

  • Groupon - save on dining, tours, things to do, attractions, cruises, shows
  • Gilt City - upscale deals on dining, exclusive events, Broadway, shopping
  • ShowTickets.com - huge sightseeing tourist discounts

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Romantic Things to Do in NYC

There are tons of things to do on your romantic New York City vacation. Attractions open late with skyline views, Central Park Tours, VIP Experiences, a helicopter ride. Some of the most popular romantic ways to see NYC include:

Romantic NYC Hotel Deals

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Romantic NYC Champagne & Skyline Cruises

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Central Park Horse Drawn Carriage Ride with Photoshoot

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New York City Private Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast

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Romantic Broadway Show Picks

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NYC Dinner & Skyline Cruise

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Explore and Indulge Like a Real NYC Foodie

There is no shortage of pizza, bagels, street vendors, cupcakes, craft beer and cocktails, rooftops and mini food parks to explore and so many more food choices in the five boroughs, along with wonderful guides who can't wait to show you them all!!!!

New York City Food Tours

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Spot Celebrities in NYC

Celebrities in NYC

Where to find celebrities in NYC or which celebrities are living in NYC today are common questions by all, but celebrity sightings in NYC are way easier than you may think and happen all the time. You will, of course, see them on the subway, in Central Park, at the gym, in restaurants, at all the current hotspots, at shows and more. But here are some unique ways to see celebrities all over the city.

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