And we can with the Science Museum's Astronights sleepovers, designed for kids aged 7-12 - and their parents.
From 6:45pm on Friday (or Saturday) evening, kids get to explore the museum galleries after hours: expect workshops, science shows, activities and an IMAX 3D film, plus breakfast the next morning, courtesy of the museum. You have until 10am to leave the museum the next day, which gives budding scientists plenty of opportunity to check out everything they wanted to but couldn't because the museum was heaving with other kids.
Activities range from museum object bingo and origami shape design, to kids conducting their own experiments and learning about the elements in the Periodic Table, to a show that teaches kids the science behind what's hot and what's cold. The cost is £60 a person and you need to bring your own dinner and sleeping bag.
That - and your child's boundless curiosity, please.
|What||Astronights, Science Museum|
|Where||Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD | MAP|
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
05 Apr 19 – 06 Apr 19, 6:45 PM – 10:00 AM
10 May 19 – 11 May 19, 6:45 PM – 10:00 AM
07 Jun 19 – 08 Jun 19, 6:45 PM – 10:00 AM
06 Sep 19 – 07 Sep 19, 6:45 PM – 10:00 AM
11 Oct 19 – 12 Oct 19, 6:45 PM – 10:00 AM