Sleepover at the Museum Cover

On Saturday, October 15th at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., The National Symphony Orchestra will perform Karen LeFrak’s Sleepover at the Museum. It combines music and adventure to tell the story of a boy named Mason and his birthday party and scavenger hunt at a natural history museum. It’s sure to keep the kids excited! Get more information about the family-friendly show, including a sensory-friendly performance.

Imagine spending your birthday at the museum!

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. Join Mason and his friends for a musical and scientific scavenger hunt through the many exhibits that make any museum special in this National Symphony Orchestra concert with projections, music, and story by Karen LeFrak based on her book of the same name. The program will be narrated by CNN Legal Analyst Laura Coates and will also feature John Williams’ “Nimbus 2000,” a magical tune from the Harry Potter film series.

“Sleepover” at the Symphony
Hey kids! Be a part of Mason’s birthday sleepover fun by wearing your favorite pajamas to the concert.

Most enjoyed by ages 5+

Sleepover at the Museum Excerpt

Tickets can be purchased here! For more about the show, check out the Kennedy Center’s digital program. The show runs approximately 40 minutes with no intermission. For more about the book, check out author Karen LeFrak’s website.

Stay after for a Creative Conversation

Following the 4 p.m. performance, young audience members can ask questions and hear stories from the show’s artists and creative team.