National Symphony Orchestra

NSO Family: Sleepover at the Museum

Concert Hall

Follow Mason and his friends in a musical and scientific scavenger hunt through the many exhibits that make any natural history museum special! Arrive early for a Musical PLAYspace. Most enjoyed by age 5 and up. 

Sun. Feb. 28, 2021

On Sale Tue. Jul. 21, 2020 10a.m.

On Sale Tue. Jul. 21, 2020 10a.m.

  • Sun. Feb. 28, 2021 2p.m.

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  • Sun. Feb. 28, 2021 4p.m.

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Sleepover at the Museum


Imagine spending your birthday at a museum! That’s exactly what Mason had planned for his birthday, and now symphony orchestras can take young audiences on an adventure at the natural history museum with Mason and his friends. Follow them in a musical and scientific expedition as they embark on a scavenger hunt through the many exhibits that make any natural history museum special. Perfect for museum lovers and adventure-seekers alike!

The Museum of Natural History is Mason’s favorite place to visit and he can’t wait to celebrate his birthday with a sleepover there, but first he has to scout for the best place to spend the night. Armed with headlamps for the dark hallways, a map, and a list of clues, Mason and his two best friends take off on a scavenger hunt through each hall of the museum to solve the clues and to find out where to stay over! Sleeping next to a T. rex in the Hall of Dinosaurs feels too scary. And sleeping with the monarch butterflies would probably tickle. This decision isn’t as easy as Mason thought it would be…

Wherever they end up, the museum at night is the best place for a birthday adventure!

Arrive early for a Musical PLAYspace. Most enjoyed by age 5 and up.

Composed and written by Kennedy Center Board Member Karen LeFrak.


Noseda conducting

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