You may have seen the movie “Night at the Museum,” but have you heard about BYU’s Night at the Museums?
Night at the Museums is a once-a-year event where BYU’s five museums are open far past usual visiting hours. Visitors can explore the exhibits, get a special treat at each museum, interact with museum staff and solve a scavenger hunt.
“It’s a really good opportunity because a lot of the museums on campus have really limited hours,” Museum of Peoples and Cultures employee Alyssa Pitts said. “So it’s fun that we’re open at night.”
Each museum has a riddle visitors can solve to find one specific exhibit or artifact. Once visitors solve the riddle, they get a sticker for that museum. Once they get all five stickers, they get a special prize.
“Students can come, parents can take their kids, and it’s a great way for kids and families to be exposed to all the different museums that we have,” Pitts said.
Night at the Museums only happens once a year.