Monday, January 30, 2012

A Night at the Museum

With the holidays well behind us, it’s time for some new family fun – fun that includes sleeping
too! Spend a night at the National Watch and Clock Museum on March 2. Find out what happens after the Museum locks its doors each night. Does the mouse run up the clock, does the grandfather clock begin to talk, or does time The Museum, located in Columbia, is truly the center of time and is home to close to 12,000 watches and clocks.
Why not bring your family and explore time?! After a stroll through the Museum’s time tunnel, you will find yourself transported to the time of Stonehenge and water clocks. From there, you begin your journey through time where thousands of years later (or an hour and a half in museum time) your family will stand speechless before the Mars Clock wondering, “Where did the time go?”
The Family Overnight is a unique opportunity for children ages 6 to 12 to spend the night at the Museum and enjoy decorating a clock to take home, munching on a snack, and exploring the many Museum’s exhibits. Cost is $20 for children and $12 for adults, with payment due prior to the sleepover. The adult chaperone must be at least 21 years old and one chaperone is required for every five children who participate.
Admission includes:
Scavenger hunt activity through the Museum
Museum exploration
Make-a-clock program for children
Snack and light breakfast
Souvenir patch for children

School of Horology • National Watch & Clock Museum Library & Research Collection • BULLETIN & MART Publications 514 Poplar Street, Columbia, PA 17512-2130 • Ph. 717.684.8261 • Fax 717.684.0878
Register for the Family Overnight by calling 717-684-8261, ext. 237 or email to reserve a space and receive an information packet. Space in this program is limited to 80 participants.
The National Watch and Clock Museum is operated by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) association with close to 18,000 members, representing 52 countries. April through November the Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. December through March hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. From Memorial Day through
Labor Day the Museum is also open on Mondays. Discounts are available to seniors, students, AAA members, and groups of 10 or more. Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to call ahead. For more program information, directions, or general Museum information, call 717-684-8261 or visit our website at

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