Natural History Museum prehistoric sleepover: A night at the museum for grown-ups

A night at the museum: Grown-up dino geeks are invited to a prehistoric sleepover at the Natural History Museum (it's edible insects on the midnight feast menu!)

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14:36 GMT, 31 July 2012

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UPDATED:

16:56 GMT, 31 July 2012

From roaming dinosaurs to Darwin springing to life from his marble statue, 'A Night at the Museum', starring Ben Stiller, was the film that brought to life what really goes when the lights go out at the museum.

The Natural History Museum in London gave children the chance to see what happens behind the museum doors at nightfall with its monthly Dino Snores sleepover events.

But why is it that kids get to have all the fun

Adults will have the chance to see the museum by night and have fun too

Adults will have the chance to see the museum by night and have fun too

The Natural History Museum will come to life at night as adults are invited for a sleepover

The Natural History Museum will come to life at night as adults are invited for a sleepover

Starting from 17 August, the Natural History Museum is extending the invitation to adults with a new sleepover event, Dino Snores for Grown Ups.

The museum aims to give adult dino-fans an unforgettable opportunity to spend the night in one of the world’s most magnificent bastions to natural history.

Guests will be granted the chance to
engage with museum experts to find out more about the building and the
amazing natural world it contains, and will still get to be a big kid at
heart – exploring the dinosaur gallery by torchlight, and best of all –
curl up in their sleeping bags under the tail of Dippy, the iconic
diplodocus in Central Hall.

A Night at the Museum was the film that brought the dinosaurs to life after dark

A Night at the Museum was the film that brought the dinosaurs to life after dark

Guests can enjoy activities such as life drawing

Guests can enjoy activities such as life drawing

The event will combine all the traditional elements of a sleepover, from stargazing and a three-course meal to an all-night horror movie marathon and life drawing classes.

A sleepover wouldn't be the same without a midnight feast, but they are taking the tradition out of the classic mid-night munchies treat and replacing the crisps and chocolate muffins with edible insects.

The late-night event is a great social get-together and revelers will enjoy a three-course meal

The late-night event is a great social get-together and revelers will enjoy a three-course meal

After frozen planet screenings and a forensic science show, guests will cosy up in their sleeping bags only to wake to a full cooked breakfast in the morning and a quiz.

Dino Snores for Grown Ups is available to all adults of all sizes, shapes and species.

All you need is an enquiring mind, a sense of adventure, and a sleeping bag of course. And you never know, with a bit of imagination as the darkness descends, it could be that the rumours are true after all.