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Sleep Over at the Museum

Sleepover at the Museum

Imagine being kids inside the Museum of Natural History for a sleepover ... do they camp out next to the dinosaurs? With Karen LeFrak's multimedia musical work, families can assist the kids on a scientific scavenger hunt!

No, it’s not a sleepover for you! It’s a birthday sleepover for Mason!
Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Sleepover at the Museum

Bring the kids out for an afternoon of popular classical music and plus literary fun. “Sleepover at the Museum” is a multimedia orchestral work by celebrated composer and children’s book author Karen LeFrak. This piece is based upon LeFrak’s acclaimed children’s book of the same title.

Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yanez will lead the orchestra and narration will be provided by Eddie Chalrton. In the story, young Mason is having a sleepover birthday at the Museum of Natural History with his friends, but first, they need to find a good place to camp out. Sleeping by the T-Rex in the Hall of Dinosaurs is too scary and sleeping with butterflies is too tickly! Where will they end up? Follow the friends as they discover clues leading them to the perfect spot.

“Sleepover at the Museum” — a sensory friendly concert that offers accommodations for those with sensitivities — is part of the Nashville Symphony’s Family Series. The event begins at 2 p.m. at the Schermerhorn with friendly pre-concert activities, crafts, an interactive instrument petting zoo and a community partner fair. The concert program begins at 3 p.m. with John Williams’ “Superman March,” (from the movie “Superman”) followed by the charging “William Tell Overture,” which many will recognize (or should!), by Gioachino Rossini. “Sleepover at the Museum” is the final piece of the afternoon.

The Schermerhorn Symphony Center is located at One Symphony Place in downtown Nashville. Get tickets (starting at $20) here. A Sleepover at the Museum curriculum guide is available here.


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