Spending A Night At A Museum Is No Longer Just For Kids

The American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, NY is now offering a special event for adults only.

As a means of engaging new audiences, the museum has created a special event featuring champagne tastings, live jazz, a three-course meal and the chance to snooze the night away in sleeping bags underneath the 94-foot-long Blue Whale replica hanging from the ceiling of Milstein Hall of Oceanic Life.

Children sleepovers at museums are a norm across the U.S., with more than 62,000 children enjoying a night at the museum since 2006. For adults, however, the idea of a museum sleepover is innovative and unique. Other museums who have started to latch onto this idea include the New York Rubin Museum of Art, which offers "Dream Overs" where sleepers get their dreams interpreted come morning, or the Georgia Aquarium, where guests can watch animals who are distinctly more active at night.

The new event at the American Museum of Natural History sold out in just three hours, but the museum expects to continue the tradition from here on out. Click here for more information.