CHICAGO, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 22, Twentieth Century Fox will release the new film "Night at the Museum" starring Ben Stiller as Larry the night watchman who is working in a natural history museum after dark when all of the exhibitions come to life. The Field Museum is offering families the opportunity to embark on their own adventure at the Field's overnight event Dozin' with the Dinos on December 29, 2006, January 5 and 12, 2007.
In the movie, "Night at the Museum," a dinosaur skeleton -- much like The Field Museum's Sue, the T-rex -- scavenges through the Museum looking for Larry. This is just the beginning of Larry's wild adventure while working his night shift at the Museum of Natural History. Throughout the night, the exhibitions come to life; Roman gladiators and cowboys emerge from the Museum's dioramas, while Attila the Hun, played by Patrick Gallagher, causes major destruction to the neighboring exhibitions. Amidst all the chaos, the only person Larry can turn to in this crisis is Teddy Roosevelt, a statue-come-to-life, played by Robin Williams. Other characters in the movie include Dick Van Dyke and Mickey Rooney who star as other security guards at the Museum.
The Field Museum is putting its own twist on the movie by having one of its characters "come to life". The Museum's heroic Colonel Patterson who captured the Man-Eating Lions of Tsavo in the 1890s, will host the exciting event -- in costume. In his British accent, Colonel Patterson will recount his terrifying adventures battling the man-eating lions of Africa.
At The Field Museum's overnight event Dozin' with the Dinos, kids can tour a mummy's tomb by flashlight, roam the dinosaur halls, prowl an African savannah with man-eating lions, view the many lifelike animal dioramas, or visit a Pawnee Indian dwelling. At the end of the night, kids can spread their sleeping bags amidst some of the Museum's most popular exhibitions. Families will create memories that will last a lifetime.
The event includes an evening snack and breakfast, and is intended for children ages 6 to 12. The overnight begins at 5:45 p.m. and goes until 9 a.m. the next day. Cost is $47, members are $40. For more information, contact The Field Museum Education Department at (312) 665-7400 or visit http://www.fieldmuseum.org/ . The Field Museum is located at 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive on Chicago's beautiful Museum campus. To view the movie trailer, visit http://www.nightatthemuseum.com/ .
Source: The Field Museum