Smithsonian Sleepover in American History Museum - Lead learning activities with excited kids!


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Fri May 11, 2018 06:00 PM - Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:15 PM


A Smithsonian Sleepover for ages 8 - 12American History Museum14th and Constitution Avenue NWWashington, DC 20026
Smithsonian Sleepovers @ Amer. History Museum!
Our volunteer activity leaders help kids discover clues to solve the mystery of the evening. Enthusiastic and energetic folks are needed to make it a fun night for all!


Help co-host a scavenger hunt style exploration of the Smithsonian's National Museum American History museum for a big crowd of 8 - 12 year old boys and girls (and their chaperones). Volunteers will encourage and inspire these kids by leading creative learning activities at various stations in the museum.

We need volunteers for the following shifts - 6 pm to 11:15 pm and dates:

Friday May 11
Friday May 25
Friday June 15
Friday August 10

*** We love having repeat volunteers, and once you do it you will really "know the ropes." Can you volunteer for multiple dates?

***NOTE: We also have 6 Museum Sleepovers in the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum, please see our listing for those dates and the description as well.

Volunteer Tasks include: Arrive at 6 pm for orientation, then go set up activity tables, chairs, and supplies around the various halls in the museum. Some lifting will be required (up to 15 lbs). The big "event" at the sleepover is an scavenger hunt style exploration of the museum throughout its 2 floors, with arts and crafts, demonstrations, and games. You will be assigned to one of these activities (given a script and detailed instructions at the Orientation) to lead throughout the night. Around 10:45 pm we clean-up/load-out all the activities, check in with staff, and then you can go home! Some flexibility in assignments should be expected, as last-minute changes do happen.

You will get to go home and sleep in your own beds, and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you helped all these children to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience they will never forget!


  • Youth Services
  • History
  • People Skills
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6:00 to 11:15 pm, 4 nights to choose from
  • Please select more than 1 date, others are at Natural History Museum Listing

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