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A Night at THEMUSEUM: Family Edition

Grab your PJs and pillows, sleeping bags and stuffed teddies! THEMUSEUM is hosting the coolest sleepover in Waterloo Region for families, Friday, April 26th to Saturday, April 27th. 

Start: 6pm-6:30pm (Friday, April 26)
Depart: 8am-9:15am (Saturday, April 27) 

It’s an overnight adventure filled with fun activities, programs and the chance to see our newest exhibition, SPECTRUM. Experience The Underground Studio MakerSpace, BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head, explore space in our StarLab Star Show, and snuggle up for a movie before lights out!

Full Schedule

Friday, April 26th, 2019

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Check-in and bag storage
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Program Time & Free Exploration
9:30 pm – 11:00 pm Movie Time (optional)
11:00 pm Get ready for bed
11:45 pm Lights out

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

6:30 am Wake up call
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast Time & Morning Yoga
8:00 am – 9:15 am Departure Time

(THEMUSEUM opens to the public at 10am)

What to Bring

Sleepover Packing Checklist

* Sleeping bag
* Pillow
* Sleeping mat (our floors are not carpeted)
* Indoor shoes
* Pajamas or comfy clothes for bedtime
* Change of clothes for the morning
* Earplugs
* Eyemask
* Flashlight
* Toiletries (toothbrush, hairbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
* Refillable water bottle (we have water fountains at THEMUSEUM)
* Medical equipment

Please do not bring outside food to the sleepover, with the exception of participants with special food sensitivities. Please indicate food sensitivities on your registration form, and we will do our best to accommodate.

Drop-off, Pick-up and Parking

Check-in is from 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm on Friday, April 26th. There is free two-hour street parking on King Street West. You may park in the Ontario and Duke Street Parking garage overnight at a cost of $14.00. THEMUSEUM does not own private parking facilities. For parents dropping off their children as part of a group, the Duke and Ontario parking garage allows free parking for the first 15 minutes. Please do not park in THEMUSEUM’s loading zone. THEMUSEUM is not responsible for any tickets received from doing so.


Child: $60+HST
Adult: $35+HST

Child: $55+HST
Adult: $30+HST

Groups >10
Child: $55+HST
Adult: $30+HST

A Night at THEMUSEUM Registration Form
A Night at THEMUSEUM Waiver Form

Please note, all participants (adults and children) must complete separate waiver forms to attend the event. Completed forms can be emailed to 

Why open THEMUSEUM newsletters?

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- Glen Drummond, Chief Innovation Officer,