Museums are some of the only places in the world where you can freely wander and look at incredibly ancient, important, and influential artifacts. All it takes is the price of admission. Museums are obviously very accessible, but at the same time they hold so many secrets - all of the doorways (and entire wings!) that you're not allowed to enter, all the things you're not allowed to touch. What if you could somehow stay at one of the best museums after it closes and do whatever you please? Imagine walking around with a flashlight and seeing all of the things the public can't see? If you could stay overnight in a museum, which one would you pick?
What museums would be fun to sleep in? Art lovers may want a night getting up close and personal with some Van Gogh or Picasso in the Museum of Modern Art or the Art Institute of Chicago. Or maybe you'd choose to sleep outdoors on the living roof of the California Academy of Sciences. If you prefer smaller, quirkier locations, you could spend an entire night cursing your enemies with a Voodoo priestess at The Voodoo Museum in New Orleans.
If you could sleep in a museum, which one would you pick. Make your choice below! Browse the list and vote up the ones that sound like fun to you!
When guards aren't around, what's stopping you from breaking the no touching rule? You could play dress up in Beyonce's "Single Ladies" leotard, James Brown’s tuxedo coat, Neil Young’s fringed leather jacket, and Joe Walsh’s high-school football jersey!
Can you imagine staring at the Mona Lisa up close all night without interruption? Maybe you'd be able to tell us all what her expression is really saying. Also, the Lourve is way too massive to see in one visit, so staying overnight would give you a shot of taking it all in.
The Academy of Sciences in San Francisco is known for its evening events. Imaging if you could hide away, stay overnight, and watch the stars from their famous living roof!
Night at the Museum made it look fun enough. Imagine spending the night with fossils, dioramas, ancient artifacts, and more!
This museum is such a mix of weird, confusing, and fascinating - once described as a "museum about museums" - that it might take you all night to figure out what is actually going on as you peruse exhibits, specimens, and displays of varying factual accuracy.
If you like ancient history, it'd be hard to beat a night spent in this modern museum that overlooks the ancient Acropolis archeological site.
Formerly known as the Museum of Television and Radio, you could spend all night in the museum's computer library watching old television broadcasts.
This saucer-shaped museum hovers over the sea on a cliff. Those views! Plus you could pretend to be the UFO captain.
Let time melt away in this museum in Salvador Dali's home town. Dali is buried in the crypt underneath the museum - so if you're afraid of ghosts, you may not actually sleep at all.
Home to some of the most well known art work out there - with works by Van Gogh, Georgia O'Keefe, and Picasso - a night perusing the aisles would be great for any art lover.
Housed in an Italian-style mansion that was once a U.S. consulate, this museum holds 1,800 Egyptian artifacts that you could play with all night long - jewelry, weapons, statues, glassware, and more. Just think of the photo ops!
This interactive museum in Wellington, NZ would allow you to channel your inner child and play all night long. You could hang out in the Earthquake House and practice what you'd do when the big one hits.
If you're the type who likes to listen to sad songs when you're hurting, staying in this museum - which pays homage to broken relationships - would be perfect for you, you masochist.