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Archives Sleepover

National Archives Building
Washington, DC

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 6:30pm
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Join us for a special  sleepover at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, and spend the night next to America’s most precious treasures: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

During the event, kids ages 8-12 along with their adults will explore our nation’s treasured records, meet author Kathleen Krull, sleep in the Rotunda near the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and make memories to last a lifetime.

Guests also will be treated to movies in the museum’s William G. McGowan Theater before turning in for the night, and will enjoy breakfast – including pancakes flipped by Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero! – and more activities the next morning.

Sleepovers at the National Archives Museum are open to children 8-12 years old, with at least one adult per group of four children. The sleepover starts at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and ends at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, before the museum opens again to the public. Tickets are $125 per participant, or $100 for  Foundation members.



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