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Event: Museum Sleepover - Dino Nights!

National Museum Cardiff
18 April 2020, 5:30pm-9am
Cost Adult: £50 - £60 | Child: £50 - £60
Suitability Children aged 6 to 12 | Families
Booking Advanced bookings required

This event has been cancelled due to general concerns over crowds and Coronavirus.  Apologies for the inconvenience but the wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers are our priority. 



You're invited to a very special sleepover - discover what goes on after dark in an action-packed night at the Museum.


Here's the plan:

  • Take a torch-lit tour to explore Wales as it was 200 million years ago
  • Meet some friendly dinosaurs and watch their eggs hatch in a Dino-show to remember
  • Get creative in our craft workshops - you'll be inspired by fossils, footprints and bones from the Museum's collection
  • Enjoy a snack box and hot chocolate with a choice of special extras from our toppings station
  • Settle down for a film before bed in our grand theatre - then camp under the dome to dream of ancient lands filled with fabulous beasts
  • Wake up bright and early for breakfast together before you head back to life in the 21st century.


A typical Museum Sleepover event looks like this:

5.30pm - Doors open and registration
6.15pm - Doors close – no entry after this time
6.15pm - Guests divided into groups and briefing by team leaders
6.30-9.15pm - Activities, snack box & hot chocolate
9.15pm - Make your way to the Reardon Smith Theatre
9.30pm - Film starts
11.20pm - Film ends, return to Main Hall to set up camp
12am - Lights out
7am - Wake up
7.45am - Breakfast
9am - Museum Sleepover finishes
The Museum reserves the right to make adjustments to the schedule and content if necessary to ensure a safe and fun event.


Important Information:

  • This event is suitable for children aged six to twelve. Children must be accompanied by an adult, at all times. 
  • Advanced bookings are required. Tickets are non-refundable once the booking has been made. Tickets are not transferable. Compelling circumstance will be considered at the Event Manager’s discretion.
  • Doors open at 5.30pm for welcome and registration. The event will start at 6.15pm - entry will not be permitted after this time.
  • Please read the FAQs carefully before booking your tickets.  
  • Our friendly and knowledgable staff will be leading the evening, some of whom speak Welsh, some are learning and others speak English only. Keep an eye out for the Iaith Gwaith logo if you want to know who’s who. All of the materials supplied for the activities will be bilingual, and the film will be shown in its original language, which is English.



   *Limited tickets available. Tickets are non-refundable.

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