Ever wonder what goes on at the museum overnight?
Learn about cultural and/or natural history of the Big Bend region in a whole new way! Overnight Adventures are a fun and engaging way to experience the Museum after hours while also having the opportunity to sleep among its collection! Overnight Adventures are available for groups wishing to have a fun-filled sleep over experience at the Museum, and may be combined with an evening birthday party. The Overnight Adventure begins after Museum hours at 7:00 PM and goes until 8:30 AM the following morning. Overnight Adventure guests are welcome to visit the Museum the following morning at 9:00 AM when the Museum opens. Admission fees are included in your Overnight Adventure package.
If your group consists of children and adults, the museum allows one (1) free adult per ten (10) children. Fees start at a rate of $400, which holds up to 15 individuals. Up to 25 additional participants may be added at a rate of $25 per person.
Information for Overnight Trip Coordinators
All Overnight Adventures Include:
- An evening snack
- A light breakfast
- Hands-on activities
- Dinner will not be served at an Overnight Adventure. Please eat dinner prior to arrival.
Customize your Overnight Adventure!
- Any Overnight Adventure may include any of the following for no additional fee.
- A Night Prowl
- An Animal Encounter
- We also provide an array of themes. If you have a specific idea in mind, be sure to let us know!
Overnight Adventure Themes
- Wonders of the Night
- Farm Fun
- Animals at Dusk and Dawn
- Programs vary depending on the season of the year and what is on exhibit at the museum.
Scheduling an Overnight Adventure
An Overnight Adventure may be scheduled for any month of the year on Friday or Saturday nights, though week nights may be possible. Fees start at a rate of $400, which holds up to 15 individuals. Up to 25 additional participants may be added at a rate of $25 per person. The maximum number of people for an Overnight Adventure is forty (40) people. A ratio of one (1) adult per five (5) children is required. We understand that changes arise in scheduling and therefore allow for one change in date and time no less than 2 weeks prior to a reservation. A $25 administrative fee for program date/time change is applied to any change made in addition to the allowed change, or one that is less than 2 weeks prior. To schedule an Overnight Adventure for your group, please fill out the online registration form. You may email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org ; fax it 850.574.8243; or mail it in with payment. Please know that no registration is final without payment. For further questions call: 850.575.8684 ext. 136.
Prior to registration your group will need to designate a trip coordinator as the main contact person for the Museum. You will also need to designate a person as your first-aid provider. Once you have contacted us, a tentative date will be set for your group. When the museum receives your total registration fee, your trip coordinator will receive a confirmation of your Overnight Adventure. The Tallahassee Museum requires a list of participant names, with a copy of your group’s registration form seven (7) days prior to your Overnight Adventure.
If you cancel less than five (5) days prior to your Overnight Adventure date, there will be a cancellation fee equal to 20% of your total registration fee.