Sleepovers were the best. There was nothing better than staying up late past curfew and causing a ruckus with close friends.
Sleepovers don't have to be just for kids. There are a bunch of cool places in Toronto that keep their doors open overnight for those who are down for a night time adventure. Here are 6 fun places to have a sleepover in Toronto:
Ripley's Aquarium // 288 Bremner Blvd
Ever wonder what it would be like to sleep with sharks? Ripley's Aquarium of Canada holds sleepovers that are packed with all sorts of fun and educational activities. Each sleepover includes a night sleeping in the Dangerous Lagoon Tunnel, a nightly snack and morning continental breakfast, and a hands-on, take home activity. Admission fees are $99 per person (plus HST), and such price includes admission to the aquarium for the evening, as well as for the following day. Family and group sleepovers are available on special days and can accommodate from 50 to 75 people. Don't forget to bring your pillows, toothbrushes and sleeping bags!
The Toronto Zoo // 2000 Meadowvale Rd
You won't find any jungles in Ontario, but we have a pretty decent alternative. The Toronto Zoo holds adult sleepovers (18 years old and up) at its facility on various days throughout the summer. This year, adult nights are held on July 28, August 11, and August 25 and include accommodation in authentic African tents, a behind-the-scenes guided tours of the Savanna and Rainforest Pavilion areas, a buffet-style dinner and breakfast, campfire activities, zoomobile rides and more. Non-members 12 years old and up would pay a fee of $109, while members 12 years old and up would pay a fee of $99.
The Royal Ontario Museum // 100 Queens Park
You can totally live out your Night At The Museum fantasies at the ROM. Although the museum's sleepover programs are geared for kids, you and your friends could always volunteer to be chaperones so you can experience them too! Their sleepover packages include admission to the ROM for the night and the following day, a special screening of Night At The Museum, a tour through one of the galleries in the museum, access to the Hands-On Galleries, a Karaoke party, and of course, night snacks and morning breakfasts. Tickets are $80 per non-member or $70 per member. The ROM has also held adult sleepovers in the past, so stay tuned to their website in case they hold another one!
Ontario Science Centre // 770 Don Mills Rd
Sleepovers at the Ontario Science Centre prove that science is actually pretty turnt. Every sleepover comes with an IMAX film, hands-on science activities, a roam through the Science Centre after dark, a PJ dance party, evening snack and breakfast, and admission to the Science Centre the next day. The 2016 season just ended, but bookings for 2017 are coming soon. Please contact the Ontario Science Centre staff for more details.
Photo cred - Toronto Botanical Gardens
The Toronto Botanical Gardens // 777 Lawrence Ave E
Nothing is more peaceful than sleeping in a garden. At the Toronto Botanical Gardens, families can spend the night camping out amidst the lush greenery. Included in the sleepover is a pizza dinner, a night time bat and moth hunt, salad harvesting from the garden, campfire stories and many other fun night time games. For four people and a max of two adults, the price is $240. The sleepover will be held this year on July 16.
The Fairmont Royal York // 100 Front St W
The ultimate slumber party can be found in Toronto's landmark hotel. The Fairmont Royal York offers a Royal Slumber Party Package that includes an in-room movie complete with bathrobes, slippers and snacks. You can also enjoy complimentary internet access, $50 food and beverage credit and valet parking. Rates begin at $239 per night.
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