Having been gifted the Dinosnores evening, I was slightly apprehensive as to how this would play out but we were pleasantly surprised!
This is is so worth doing if you have you get children, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to sleep in the great Hintze Hall under the blue whale and explore the dinosaurs by torchlight.
It’s slightly chaotic but in an organised chaos kinda way. Once the lights go out at bedtime, it’s silent! Probably because kids (and adults) alike have been worn out by the activities and excitement of being in the museum after hours.
I would recommend the following…we expected it to be cold (being an old museum and huge spacious hall)…it was anything but. Prepare to be warm, maybe stick a pair of shorts and a t shirt in to change into come sleep time. Even for when walking about it’s pretty toasty. But I can’t vouch for how this would be come colder months.
Take a good snack…when snack time comes, we took crackers, biscuits, sachets of hot choc…being that the snack was scheduled for 8.30-9pm but being active and busy inside the museum throws you out and my young son was starving, bedtime snacks could’ve easily been a sandwich or small picnic! And drinks…there are water filling stations but if you need a juice or Diet Coke, bring it for snack time for a boost.
Don’t overpack, we were more than well equipped with a sleeping bag each, snack, reusable water bottles and inflatable pillows.
If you can, do it, it’s absolutely the unique experience you’ll want to do before the kids grow up!