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Sleepovers FAQ

Contact Information:
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: 213.763.DINO
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
5801 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 213.763.DINO

Where do I park and is there a fee?
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Parking is located in The Museum’s Car Park, near the corner of Exposition Boulevard and Bill Robertson Lane.  Click here for a map and more information.
The fee for parking is $12 during a Sleepover and is not included in the Sleepover ticket price. Rates are subject to change.
The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Parking is located in the Museum’s Car Park, on Curson between Wilshire Blvd. and Sixth St. Click here for more information. Please do not park in any of the LACMA lots or lots surrounding the Museum as there may be restrictions against overnight parking.
The fee for parking is an additional $12, not included in the Sleepover ticket price. Rates are subject to change.

What does a Sleepover include?
Sleepovers include:
An exciting and fun opportunity to spend a night at the Museum surrounded by fossils!
Fun and educational activities for all participants
Free Admission to the Museum the following day after checkout

What is the policy on food?
Guests should eat before arriving at the event. Due to the sensitivity of our collections, no outside food or drink is permitted in the Museum.  Guests with food allergies or dietary restrictions should contact before booking with us.
How much does it cost to participate in a Sleepover?
For pricing information, please visit our website at
When is payment due?
Full payment is required upon registration. Groups of 50 or more may make special payment arrangements. To do so, please e-mail
 What is your cancellation and refund policy?
All payments are final and non-transferable.  In the unlikely event the Museum finds it necessary to cancel a sleepover, a full refund will be provided.
Is there a minimum age requirement?
Yes. All participants must be five years of age or older and all children (17 and younger) must be accompanied by an adult.
What are the chaperone requirements for a Sleepover?
For the Sleepovers, all children must be accompanied by a registered adult for the entirety of the event and there is a 4:1 child to adult ratio for all groups.
Is there a group rate?
Yes. Groups of 10 or more receive a group rate. Please e-mail us at about availability and our payment options before booking with us.
Do I have access to my car throughout the night?
For everyone's safety, the Car Park will not be accessible between 8:00 pm and 7:00 am.
Can a family member or friend enter the Museum for any part of the program?
For everyone's safety, only registered participants who have been properly checked-in are allowed to enter the Museum (both indoor and outdoor spaces) during any sleepover program.
What if someone gets sick?
If anyone in your group gets sick or hurt, please notify a sleepover staff member or Museum security immediately.

Are the exhibits and programs wheelchair accessible?
Yes. All exhibits are accessible for wheelchairs.

If you have additional questions, please e-mail us at