First sleepover at Queensland Museum

03 July 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend a night at Queensland Museum? Do the dinosaurs come to life? Do wedge-tailed eagles soar high above the room? Now you have the chance to find out at the Museum’s first ever sleepover.

For one night bring your sleeping bag, pack your toothbrush and your imagination for a wild sleepover in the inaugural ‘Goodnight at the Museum’ on Saturday 19 August.

Queensland Museum Network Acting CEO Alexander Hayward said it’s exciting to bring this unique experience to the museum and take curious minds on a grand adventure of the museum at night.

“Children’s books — and movies like Night at the Museum — have long left audiences fantasising about what a museum sleepover might be like. Do dinosaurs really come alive at night? Well this is a great opportunity to see for yourself and delight in the night time wonders of the museum,” Mr Hayward said.

“Forget counting sheep, you can count dinosaurs and turtles as you drift off to a dream state amongst Queensland’s furry, spindly, scaly and friendly inhabitants in the Wild State gallery.”

This one night only experience will give adventurers a chance to explore four levels of the Museum, including hands-on activities, torchlight tours, pop-up shows, dinner and a movie before lights out. On Sunday morning recharge with breakfast before some serious Sciencentre fun to get the brain buzzing.

“When the Museum doors close to the public on Saturday afternoon, the flashlights will go on and the wonders of science take over and the real fun will begin,” Mr Hayward said.

“The sleepover is one of many exciting events the museum will be hosting as part of National Science Week celebrations from 12 – 20 August, so don’t miss out on your chance to experience the museum at night.”

Goodnight at the Museum is for children 5 -12 years, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are not permitted without a child. Tickets are limited so book early - Adult $149; Child (5-12 years) $109.

Discover Queensland’s biodiversity by making your way through five environments in Wild State. Embark on a journey to the farthest reaches of the Sun’s planetary domain with Michael Benson’s Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System. Explore the Sciencentre including Mathamazing, with exciting hands-on exhibits and challenges to get the brain buzzing. Food and Drink Dinner and breakfast is provided as part of your ticket. Beer and wine is available for purchase with dinner, and ID will be required.

Kylie Hay, Senior Media Officer, 3840 7789, 0417 741 710
Heidi Jones, Senior Media Officer, 3842 9388, 0416 273 279