Dozin’ with the Dinos registration is here!

It’s time to Doze with the Dinos at the Field Museum: Friday, February 8th-Saturday February 9th!

Come enjoy a REAL night at the Field Museum with Pack 24. Many exhibits are open until midnight and there’s TONS to explore. It’s been a while since Pack 24 has done this  overnight and we’re not sure when it’ll come around again, so take advantage of this opportunity while you can!

Cost is $65 per person and includes access to Dozin’ with the Dinos overnight and all open museum exhibits, parking, evening snack, continental breakfast and admission to the museum the next day. Note: parking is not included for the next day admission.

Guests can also enjoy a screening of “Waking the T. rex: The Story of SUE”. Tickets are $5 and sold on the night of the event.

The Pack has reserved 45 spots. If these spots are not filled by Scouts and adults, we’ll open reservations to siblings one week before the January 2nd registration deadline.

We understand that some of our events, such as museum overnights, cost a little more. If you would like to attend with your Scout, but find the cost exceedingly prohibitive, please email Kim Cimino ( and the Pack will try to work something out. We want everyone to be able to join in the fun!

Check out the details then sign up at the bottom. Deadline is January 2nd!


Check in is from 5:30-6:15pm at the south entrance of the museum, opposite from the Shed Aquarium. All guests must be checked in by 6:15. Please eat dinner before you come! Outside food is not allowed, although there are vending machines.

If you arrive late, you can enter through the South Entrance until 8pm. Guests that arrive after 8pm must enter through the West Entrance, near Lake Shore Drive. No one will be admitted to the museum after 9pm.


Overnight parking in the Soldier Field North Garage beginning at 5pm is included with your ticket. You can access this garage off 18th street. Take a parking ticket from the machine and a validation ticket from Dozin’ with the Dinos check-in staff. All cars in the garage must exit by 9am the following morning.

Do not park in the East Lot, unless you’ve made prior arrangements for accessible parking.

Packing list

We recommend guests bring their own supplies for the night:

• Sleeping bag

• Pillow

• Toothbrush and toothpaste

• Washcloth or hand towel

• Flashlight (We do not sell flashlights or batteries.)

• Comfortable clothing (Temperatures may vary hall to hall. Consider bringing layers of clothing—t-shirts, sweatshirts, jeans, sweat pants.)

• Gym shoes

• Change and small bills for vending machines (Museum staff cannot make change.)

• Earplugs (Sometimes our dinosaurs snore.)

• Bag/backpack

Pack carefully! We do not provide any sleeping equipment.

Do not bring:

X Tents

X Air mattresses larger than a twin size

X Outside food or drink (unless you have a food allergy or dietary restriction)

Guests are strongly advised against bringing wagons or other heavy equipment.

Chaperones are not allowed to drop off their children or overnight gear at the entrance and leave them unsupervised while parking.


Pack and clear your supplies by 8:30am the next morning. Move your car out of the North Garage by 9am. If you need to leave before 8am, exit through the East Entrance 11 on the ground floor. To depart before 6am, contact a Dozin’ with the Dinos staff member or Protection Services Officer.

Extending your stay

Continue exploring the Museum after the event ends—Basic admission is included with your ticket! You can leave your gear with coat check or pack it away in your car. Just remember to have a Dozin’ with the Dinos staff member stamp your hand so that you can re-enter the Museum.

If you are staying on Museum Campus, you can pull back into the North Garage and pay the daily rate or drive closer to the Adler Planetarium to find a metered parking spot.

Sign up below! Not seeing the form on your mobile device email? Click here to register. Note: If you register, but then need to cancel, a refund is not guaranteed unless we can find a family to take your place.


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