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Archives Sleepover

National Archives Building
Washington, DC

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.

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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.

Additional dates:

February 24, 2018
October 13, 2018



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