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The National Watch and Clock Museum will host a Family Overnight Sleepover from 7 p.m. Friday, March 28, to 8 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at the museum, 514 Poplar St., Columbia. (submitted)

Families will have a unique opportunity Friday, March 28, to spend the night at a museum and discover what really happens after the National Watch and Clock Museum closes its doors each night.

"It's this fun opportunity for kids to see does the mouse run up the clock? Does time really fly? You know, these mysterious questions in this place where you wouldn't otherwise get to see what happens at night," museum events coordinator Kim Craven said.

Sleepover: The sleepover is part of the museum's special events series and invites children ages 6 to 12 to spend the night at the museum exploring time. Activities will include decorating a clock to take home, munching on a snack, and touring many of the museum's exhibits.

"We're going to have a scavenger hunt, [children] are going to get to do some crafts," Craven said. "It's going to be a really fun time."

The National Watch and Clock Museum, located in Columbia, is home to more than 12,000 watches and clocks, and explores time-keeping from ancient water clocks to modern atomic and radio-controlled clocks.

Details: An adult chaperone, at least 21 years old, is required for every five children participating. A snack and light breakfast will be provided to participants.

Tickets are $20 for children and $12 for adults, with payment due prior to the event. Space is limited to 80 participants.

Register for the Family Overnight at the National Watch and Clock Museum by Monday, March 24, by calling 648-8261, ext. 237.

- Reach Amy Peiffer at apeiffer@yorkdispatch.com.

If you go

The Family Overnight will be held from 7 p.m. Friday, March 28, to 8 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at the National Watch and Clock Musuem, 514 Poplar St., Columbia.

Tickets: $20 for children and $12 for adults; an adult chaperone 21 years or older is required for every five children participating.

Information: 648-8261, ext. 237.