How was your weekend?!
I’m going to get right to the point here – Night At the Museum was AMAZING. For those of you haven’t been bombarded by my social media posts on the topic: Night At the Museum was just that – an adult sleepover in the Museum of Natural History. They have these sleepovers for children, but this was the first opportunity for adults.
The night started with champagne and live jazz on the terrace.
FW and our friend BD.
Then a yummy three course dinner.
P.S. FW won that stuffed tiger!
Two VERY excited adult-kids.
After dinner, we roamed the mostly empty museum exhibits and attended an assortment of programs. A few highlights:
One of the programs was a live animal show which included a golden eagle, an owl, a snake, a baby alligator, and a lemur!
After a show at the Planetarium, we made it to the Dinosaur Exhibit just before they closed it for the night. And guys: it was EMPTY.
They closed the exhibits around 1:30, so by 2:30 we were falling asleep on our cots under the whale. While the cots were obviously not ideal, falling asleep to the sound of waves in dim lighting was amazing.
The next morning, we had breakfast and got one last tour of the Mammals exhibit before heading home around 10:00am – when the public started swarming the museum. After a nice long nap, FW and I woke up to our faces on the homepage of the New York Times!
Big thanks to LC for finding this!
It was such an incredible experience to be in an empty museum – with only 150 people in attendance, it felt like you were 1 among 10. The building is enormous – huge hallways, super tall ceilings – but it feels small when packed with museum goers. I can completely understand how the movie ‘Night At the Museum’ came about – at night, you are just waiting for the animals and skeletons to move! Huge, enormous thanks to FW for taking me as his date <3
How was your weekend?