Have you ever wanted to have a sleepover next to the U.S. Constitution? Or have a nighttime scavenger hunt around the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence? This is now possible, thanks to a program hosted by the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
Children ages 8-12 and adults can pack their sleeping bags for an overnight adventure at the National Archives. According to the Archive’s website, during the sleepover, “...explorers will dive into our nation’s treasured records, explore the museum with a scavenger hunt, sleep in the Rotunda near the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and make memories to last a lifetime.” Staff will be dressed up in period outfits and there will be many different interactive exhibits for the kids to participate in. A video of the sleepover is featured here.
After an evening of activities, explorers and their parents can watch a movie in the William G. McGowan Theater and (eventually) sleep in the famous Rotunda near the Declaration of Indepence, Bill of Rights, and U.S. Constitution.
The next morning, Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero will even make pancakes for the entire group!
This once-in-a-lifetime experience is already sold out for October, but the National Archives are offering a second date in February.
Saturday, February 2nd- Sunday, February 3rd.
$125 per participant
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