Dozin' with the Dinos

About this recurring event

Science is even more fun in your pajamas.

Children gather around a table where a museum educator shows them an animal skin.

See the Field Museum in a whole new light! Families and groups with kids ages 6 to 12 can spend the night at the museum during Dozin’ with the Dinos.

Stay up late with museum scientists and enjoy activities like dissecting owl pellets and learning the steps of Egyptian mummification. Then, switch on your flashlight and explore your favorite exhibitions, including the Griffin Halls of Evolving Planet, like never before. You’ll also have a chance to see the special exhibition Wild Color, a fun and whimsical experience for all ages.

Ticket packages

All tickets include parking, museum admission for the day after your sleepover, and an evening snack plus continental breakfast. Customize your Dozin’ with the Dinos experience with one of our packages: 

  • Standard: Includes a sleeping spot in exhibitions on the Main Level. These tickets are only available to individual families of fewer than 15 people.

  • Premium: Includes a sleeping spot in the Genius Hall of Dinosaurs inside Evolving Planet. These tickets are only available to individual families of fewer than 15 people.

  • Tour: Includes a sleeping spot in the Genius Hall of the Dinosaurs and a behind-the-scenes tour with one of our scientists. These tickets are only available to individual families of fewer than 15 people. Tours start near the South Entrance and run from 6:30–7pm (tours are best suited for children ages 9–12). While tour itineraries may vary, you’ll always see something fun—fossils, bird specimens, fish collections, or more!

  • Group: Groups of 15 or more people can attend for $80 per person. Perfect for scout troops, school groups, and other organizations. If you’re interested in registering a group for Dozin’, please begin by filling out the Group Info Form

  • Members: Receive a discount on all ticket packages except Group tickets. Select your ticket type, then sign in using your membership number to apply your discount. 

Purchase your Dozin' tickets online. For more information, review the Dozin' with the Dinos Info Packet. Questions? Email overnights@fieldmuseum.org or call 312.665.7525.

Ticket Type Price
Standard $85
Premium $100
Tour $110

 

COVID safety requirements 

All attendees will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours prior to the event.

Face masks must be worn throughout the duration of a Dozin’ with the Dinos event, except when eating or sleeping. 

Event capacity has been reduced to allow for distancing between attendees, including in sleeping arrangements. 

When you register for a Dozin’ event, you’ll be required to sign an agreement to adhere to the Field Museum’s COVID-19 Attendance Policy.

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