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What You Need to Know About Operation Secret Slumber

WHERE WILL THE PROGRAM TAKE PLACE?

The program will take place in various areas of the Museum’s complex at 700 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC 20024. All participants should enter through the Museum’s main entrance. For details about directions and parking please visit our Getting Here page.

HOW OLD DO MY CHILDREN HAVE TO BE TO ATTEND OPERATION SECRET SLUMBER®?

Operation Secret Slumber is designed for children 9 to 13 years old.

WHAT IS THE PRICE PER PERSON FOR OPERATION SECRET SLUMBER?

The general price per person (per adult, per child) is $115.  International Spy Museum Inner circle members receive a discounted price of $105. 

IS THE TICKET PRICE THE SAME FOR KIDS AND ADULTS?

Yes- $115 per person ($105 for members). Both adults and children receive a high-quality unparalleled experience.

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM COST INCLUDE?

Participants will experience a one-of-a-kind 7 hour program with exclusive access to the Museum during non-operating hours, access to the Museum’s permanent exhibitions, time to interrogate a real spy, snacks, sleep in the Museum exhibits, a continental breakfast, a take-home goodie bag, and a night you will not soon forget!

WHAT TIME IS THE PROGRAM?

Check-in will be from 6:30 to 7:00 PM on Saturday.  The program will end at 10:00 AM on Sunday.

WILL WE HAVE ACCESS TO THE MUSEUM ON SUNDAY?

After the program concludes on Sunday, families will have complimentary access to the Museum until closing.  Please be aware that we will not be able to store your gear on-site after 10:00 AM.

DOES THE MUSEUM REQUIRE ADULTS TO SLEEP AT THE MUSEUM WITH THEIR CHILDREN?

Yes. The museum strictly enforces that an adult must be present with their children during Operation Secret Slumber program hours.  We require that 1 adult accompany every 2 children.

WHERE WILL WE SLEEP?

You will sleep in the Museum’s exhibition galleries. The Museum floors are hard—so bring a mattress pad or air mattress!

WHAT TIME IS BEDTIME AND WAKE-UP?

Lights out will be approximately 11:00 PM. Wake-up is 7:15AM with breakfast beginning at 7:30AM.

CAN WE SHOWER AT THE MUSEUM?

No, shower facilities are not available at the Museum.

WHAT SHOULD WE BRING?

You should bring an air mattress or pad, sleeping bag, pillow, personal items (toothbrush, etc.), comfortable clothes and shoes, change of clothes, flashlight (optional), and your sense of adventure! It can get very cold in the Museum overnight, so we suggest you dress in layers. Not all areas of the Museum get completely dark—so if you are sensitive to low light you may consider bringing a sleeping mask.

WHAT CAN’T WE BRING?

No food/snacks/candy unless given prior approval (ex. food allergies), chewing gum, drinks, electronic games or devices, cigarettes (we are a non-smoking facility) or weapons.  Please leave your valuables at home. The International Spy Museum is not responsible for any lost or misplaced items or money.

WILL MEALS BE SERVED?

We do not serve dinner on Saturday night so please eat prior to arriving. The Museum will provide an early evening snack (crackers, pretzels, candy, and juice), a pre-bedtime snack (cookies) and a continental breakfast (fruit, muffins, pastries, bagels, coffee, tea, juice). If you or your child has food allergies please call us to discuss bringing your own food to Operation Secret Slumber, 202.654.0933.

CAN I BRING MY PERSONAL MEDICATIONS TO THE EVENT?

Yes, but please be aware that the Museum cannot refrigerate medications nor assist in the administration of medicines.  Personal medications should be placed in a safe and secure location within your personal belongings throughout the event.

WHAT IS THE RESERVATION PROCESS FOR OPERATION SECRET SLUMBER?

We require full payment in order to secure your spot for Operation Secret Slumber. The program fee is non-refundable. A space cannot be reserved without full payment. A signed media and liability release form will be required. 

If we did not answer all of your questions, please feel free to call us at 202.654.0933.