If you’re curious about what happens in museums, zoos, aquariums and offbeat attractions after hours you’re in luck. For a slide show on Bing Travel – Critter Campouts – I found plenty of places where you can camp with critters, sleep with fishes and dream with dinosaurs.
(Courtesy Georgia Aquarium)
Since then, I’ve found even more. For example, it turns out you and your friends can spend the night at the Titan Missle Museum in Sahuarita, Arizona.
(Courtesy Arizona Aerospace Foundation)
For the Bing Critter Campouts show, I was able to squeeze in 11 sleepover sites. Some of them are just for kids. A few set aside a few nights for adults-only overnights. But most are open to families, making them an unusual alternative to at least one night in a hotel during a vacation.
Here are just two of my favorites:
Do shrunken heads snore? Do two-headed taxidermy cows moo in their sleep?
Brave souls can find out during a night inside Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Extreme Sleepover at the Times Square Odditorium in New York or at the Bedtime with the Bizarre overnights at Ripley’s outlets in Williamsburg, VA, Gatlinburg, TN, Grand Prairie, TX and several other locations. Make it to morning and you’ll get to take home a “Survivor” certificate.
And on June 30th, after the San Francisco Giants play the LA Dodgers at AT&T Park, 400 fans will get to race into the outfield to pitch tents for the 8th annual San Francisco Giants Slumber Party.
Evening activities include baseball, of course, as well as movies, peanuts, popcorn and pizza, games, goody bags, photos on the field and a chance to get autographs from former baseball stars.
For more surprising sleepovers, see my Critter Campouts slide show on Bing Travel.