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The Natural History Museum Will Host A Halloween Sleepover For Grown-ups

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If you're a fan of Night at the Museum or the children's book, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, you might just get giddy at the prospect of getting to sleep over at a museum. Well, that dream could become your reality come Halloween.

The Natural History Museum is presenting "The Art of Mounting," an all-night, grown-up sleepover with a spooky taxidermy theme that kicks off at 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. You can even get into your nice PJs if you so choose (may we suggest silk Suitjamas?) and participate in a full night of fun activities, which include a curatorial talk on taxidermy, a gallery scavenger hunt, music spun by a DJ, craft beer and wine served from 8:30 p.m. to midnight, and a munchies buffet at midnight.

Bring your sleeping bags because you'll be camping out that night in the diorama halls, which include the taxidermied animals. Delightfully creepy? Yes.

For those who want to upgrade their experience, you can also purchase add-ons, like the chance to sleep in the dinosaur hall, go on a behind-the-scenes tour at night, enjoy a breakfast buffet, or explore the NHM's new traveling exhibit, Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs, in the morning.

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You'll be able to purchase those extras once you reserve your general admission tickets on the NHM website here. Get your nerd on.

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 Oct. 31. You must be 21+ to attend. Reserve your tickets here.