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Natural History Museum Hosting Another Grownup Sleepover This Month

You could be sleeping here by the dioramas at the Natural History Museum! (Photo by Jean Trinh/LAist)
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For the folks who were sad about not being able to snag tickets for the Natural History Museum's sold-out, grown-up sleepover on Halloween, you have another chance.

The museum will be hosting another 21+ sleepover on November 20 starting at 8 p.m. and going until the wee hours of the morning. A $135 ticket will get you a night full of activities, including a gallery scavenger hunt, a DJ spinning tunes on the ones and twos, a natural history-themed movie screening, as well as a complimentary craft beer and wine bar and a late-night munchies buffet. There will also be a trivia challenge for people to show off their nerdy history knowledge, and there will be more opportunities for attendees to get in touch with their artistic sides. Plus, the cool part is you can wear a onesie with no judgment, and get a chance to sleep over at the museum by the dioramas.

This sleepover will have some slightly different programming from the last event, and the theme this time is "Beauty is Skin Deep." Tim Bovard, the Head Taxidermist, who gave talks at the Halloween event, will once again be discussing his amazing dioramas that line the halls of the NHM. Desiree Ocampo, the Director of Special Events and Filming at NHM, tells LAist, "We hope to highlight or delve a little deeper on the actual process of taxidermy."

LAist was invited to attend the Halloween sleepover event and we had a blast. Read about our experience here to get an idea of what to expect and what to bring.

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Ocampo says this is the NHM's fourth grownup sleepover, with the first one taking place in August. "We hope to do them again next year, but nothing is set in stone yet," she says. "If we sell out on November 20 and get a waiting list, then we’ll know that enough people want to register to continue with the program." So, keep your fingers crossed this will become a regular thing!

The Natural History Museum is located at 900 Exposition Blvd. in Los Angeles, (213) 763-DINO. Tickets are $135. The event starts at 8 p.m. on Nov. 20. You must be 21+ to attend. Reserve your tickets here.