Grab your flashlight and sleeping bag for an evening of exploration at the Museum & Aquarium! Do crafts and games that are fun for the whole family before meeting some of the animal residents that spend every night at the Museum! Top off the night with movie time in our Journey Theater before tucking in for bed in one of our exhibits.

Overnights are only available for families/groups with children over the age of 5. One adult per family/group is required. Breakfast will be provided the following morning.

Check our event calendar for upcoming overnights!

Seasonal April – October

Spend a night “roughing it” in the state rooms or crew’s quarters on the William M. Black dredge boat, built in 1934. Enjoy a night away from the ordinary and join us as we explore the Mississippi River.

– For group reservations of 15 to 55, ages 6+.

– Reservations will include all programming for the evening, admission to the Museum & Aquarium either the day prior to or day following the overnight, and a morning breakfast in our River’s Edge Cafe. We do not include an evening meal but groups are welcome to bring in a sack dinner or order pizza upon check-in before programming begins. Drinks and snacks are welcome (no alcohol is allowed).

– There is heating, air conditioning, and plumbing. As it is a metal boat, climate control is not as easily maintained as a standard building. In the event of weather extremes, the group can be moved indoors.

Bring your group in for an overnight experience inside the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium! This program provides your group with an unforgettable night of activities, movies, and games.