Dino Snores for Grown ups

2 adults sitting together in a hall with wine glasses surrounded by purple dinosaur illustration and blue writing that says Dino Snores for Grown Ups

Pull an all nighter

Enjoy a night of fun, food, science, movies and music at the Natural History Museum's sleepover, Dino Snores for Grown ups.

Adult: £220 Member: £198.00
Includes a drink on arrival, dinner and a hot breakfast.

If you thought our sleepovers were just for kids, think again.

Join us after the Sun's gone down and let your inner child go wild for a night of fun and games at the Museum.

Not only will you get to sleep over in the iconic Hintze Hall beneath the beloved blue whale, our grown up guests will be treated to a three-course dinner as well as loads of awesome activities to keep you entertained all night.

You can look forward to:

  • free access to selected galleries
  • a live animal workshop with ethical handling company ZooLab
  • a pub quiz
  • a science show
  • stand-up comedy
  • late-night movie marathon

If that's not enough to tempt you, bars will be serving drinks and nibbles until 00.45 and complimentary tea and coffee will be served from 21.00-02.30 and 7.00-9.30. In the morning you'll be served a cooked breakfast with the opportunity to join a yoga session and continue your exploration of the museum before the daytime visitors arrive.

So grab your sleeping bag and don your favourite PJs, because our sleepovers are not to be missed!

Event dates

Friday 19 July                           18.30-10.00 (Sold out)

Friday 23 August                      18.30-10.00  (Sold out)

Friday 6 September                  18.30-10.00

Saturday 2 November               18.30-10.00

  • Camp Sequoia 2024

    Upgrade your Dino Snores for Grown Ups experience with a stay in our Camp Sequoia.

    19 July

    23 August

    Alongside our Dino Snores for Grown Ups activities, VIP tickets include:

    • A camp bed in the upper balconies of Hintze Hall
    • A goodie bag
    • Fast track queue on arrival
    • Priority booking access for tours

    Please bring your own sleeping bag and pillow.

    Ticket prices

    Adult: £280
    Members: £252

    Frequently Asked Questions

    These are specific to the Camp Sequoia experience and are supplementary to the standard event FAQs. 

    What time do I need to arrive and which entrance should I use?

    You must arrive at the Museum's Exhibition Road entrance by 18.45.

    What do I need to bring with me?

    As a Camp Sequoia ticket holder a standard single camp bed is provided for you to sleep on - please get in touch if you require dimensions.

    Everyone must bring a sleeping bag, toothbrush, and some clothes to sleep in (we recommend arriving in clothes you can sleep in to minimise luggage). Overnight clothes must be suitable for standing outside in the unlikely event of an evacuation.

    Shoes must be worn at all times in the Museum for health and safety reasons, apart from when you are sleeping.

    We advise you to bring a bottle of water, a pillow,  ear plugs and eye shades for sleeping as some lighting remains on overnight.

    We strongly recommend that you do not bring things that are of financial or sentimental value. The Museum takes no responsibility for loss of or damage to any items belonging to visitors.

    You are not allowed to plug any electrical items into the Museum's sockets during the event. So please bring a portable mobile charging bank if needed. Please get in touch if you require access to power or refrigeration for medical reasons.

    Please bear the weather in mind and bring layers according to the season. The temperature can fluctuate in the Museum.

    Where will I sleep?

    You will be sleeping on the upper balconies of Hintze Hall around the Sequoia.

  • Tours, important information and FAQs


    There are two tours available to book at each sleepover.

    Our Behind the Scenes Spirit Collection tour and another tour which changes with each event.

    Booking information will be emailed to all attendees before the event.

    Each tour is 30 minutes and ticket prices start from £15.

    Important information

    This event is for adults aged 18 and over, ID will need to be shown upon arrival.

    Bookings are required. No refunds will be given.

    The event will begin at 19.15 and we cannot allow entry after 20.00. 

    This event is not suitable for hen or stag parties. 

    Please read the Dino Snores for Grown-ups FAQs before booking to ensure you get the most out of the event.

    You may change your booking to an alternative Dino Snores for Grown-ups date as long as you inform us at least 30 days before the date of your original booking. Alternative dates are subject to availability and must take place within one year of your original booking. A £10 administration will be charged for each changed ticket.

    Disabled helper tickets are available upon request, subject to availability. Please call up our contact centre on +44 (0)20 7942 5000, and they will be able to arrange this for you.

    You will not be able to regain entry if you choose to leave the premises on the night of the event. 

    You will receive an email asking for your meal preference and dietary requirements within a month of the event date. We use a wide range of ingredients, with many of our products containing nuts, gluten, seeds and other allergens. So there may be traces of allergens present in our food and as such we are unable to present any of our choices as free from. We'd love to tell you what is in our food and help assist you with your choice so please get in touch if you have any questions. There will be pre-allocated seating in the restaurant for dinner. If you wish to be seated with others who have booked tickets separately, please include this information when you submit your preferences.

    The Museum reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the event as required, such as adjusting the locations, timings or content of the activities. This is to ensure that we deliver a safe and excellent experience for all guests at all times.

    Ticket prices are subject to change.

    Got a question? Call us on +44 (0)20 7942 5000, Monday to Friday, 9.00 - 17.00 or email us at any time.

    Frequently asked questions 

    What should I bring?

    Make sure you bring a sleeping bag, toothbrush and some clothes to sleep in. To keep luggage to a minimum, we recommend arriving in the clothes you’ll sleep in.

    For health and safety reasons you must wear shoes at all times inside the Museum, apart from when you’re sleeping. The clothes you’ll sleep in need to be suitable and warm enough to stand outside in during an emergency evacuation.

    We recommend you also bring a water bottle, pillow, torch and an eye mask to sleep in, as some lights will remain on throughout the night.

    We’ll provide you with thin, foam sleeping mats, but feel free to bring your own if you’d prefer. For health and safety reasons, inflatable mats or mattresses more than five centimetres thick are not allowed. If you need to bring a specific sleeping mat for medical reasons, let us know when you book so we can make sure it meets our health and safety requirements.

    We recommend you don’t bring any items of financial or sentimental value, as we can’t take any responsibility if these get lost, stolen or damaged.

    You won’t be able to plug in any electrical items during the event, so we recommend you bring a portable charger with you.

    Do I need to bring food?

    A three-course dinner and cooked breakfast are included in your ticket, so you don’t need to bring food with you unless you want to. Water, tea and coffee will be served with dinner and other drinks and bar snacks will be available to buy until 00.45.

    We’ll email you before the event with the menu options and to check if you have any dietary requirements.

    How do I get to the Museum?

    You can find directions on our Getting Here page. If you’re using public transport to get here, use TFL’s website to plan your journey.

    What time do I need to arrive, and which entrance should I use?

    Use our main entrance on Cromwell Road. The entrance will open at 18.30 and we’ll give you your camping mat on arrival so you can set up your camp for the night before the activities begin at 19.15.

    What if I’m running late?

    If you think you may not get here on time, email us.

    If you arrive late, you may miss some activities. If you arrive after 20.00, unfortunately we won’t be able to let you in and you won’t be given a refund.

    Where will I sleep?

    You’ll sleep in Hintze Hall. Sleeping areas are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

    Is there a cloakroom?

    You won’t be able to use our cloakrooms during the event, instead your belongings will be kept in the sleeping areas. Our cloakrooms are only available during our public opening hours between 10.00 and 17.30. If you pay to leave your luggage in our cloakrooms during the day before the event that evening, you’ll need to remove these by 17.30, leave the building and then re-enter at 18.30.

    What washing rooms and toilets are available?

    Toilets are available for washing, teeth cleaning and changing, however there are no showers available.

    Can I drink alcohol?

    Drinking alcohol at the event is allowed, though we ask everyone to drink responsibly. Anybody considered to be acting irresponsibly may be refused any more alcohol or may be asked to leave the event. You can’t bring your own alcohol with you, but there will be cash bars in various locations that will be open until 01.00.

    Can I smoke?

    There will be a smoking area for you to use outside our Exhibition Road entrance doors until 02.30.

    Can I bring candles?

    No, candles are not allowed.

    What if someone in my group falls ill?

    We have first-aiders available to help.

    Can I add people to my group?

    You can add people to your booking if tickets are still available, but if the event is sold out this won’t be possible. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

    What if I need to cancel?

    We can’t offer you a refund once you’ve purchased your ticket. If you would like to move the date of your event you must tell us at least 30 days beforehand.

    Can I bring kids to Dino Snores for Grown Ups?

    No, our Dino Snores for Grown Ups is only for ages 18+. Our Dino Snores for Kids event is suitable for ages 7–11.

    Is this event suitable for people with access requirements or disabilities?

    Yes, our Dino Snores for Grown Ups aims to be inclusive and welcoming for all. We’ll do everything we can to ensure everyone’s needs are met and will make reasonable adjustments wherever possible.

    If anyone in your group has additional needs or accessibility or health requirements, let us know when you book. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you’d like to chat through anything or to discuss whether the event is suitable for you.

    Who can I contact if I have more questions?

    Our visitor events team can help you with any questions or concerns. Email them at dino-snores@nhm.ac.uk.

Camp Sequoia 2024

Upgrade your Dino Snores for Grown Ups experience with a stay in our Camp Sequoia.

19 July, 23 August, 6 September and 2 November (Available)

Ticket prices:
Adult: £280
Members: £252

Discount member tickets

Members can purchase discount tickets for this event. Please bring your membership card with you to the event. Not a member? Join today.

Tickets for more 2025 dates coming in autumn 

Fun for the whole family

We offer this sleepover experience with a twist for kids too. Find out more about Dino Snores for Kids and share this experience with your family.

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