French drawing room at Hillwood


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Pajama Party Movie Night: Animal Antics

Embark on an adventure as you enjoy short films featuring all sorts of fun and furry animals, including magical creatures, playful critters, and friendly pets.

Before the movies begin, relax in the gardens and enjoy a picnic on the lawn. Sandwiches, drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase from Merriweather To Go.

Discover treasures in the mansion and then create your own treasure to take home: a box decorated with pictures of animals and other fanciful flourishes, inspired by Hillwood's art collection. 

Bring pajamas, pillows, blankets, and cushions from home to get cozy as you head indoors and settle in for the film screening. Enjoy a selection of award-winning, family-friendly short  films, including:

  • Do Unto Otters
  • How to Catch a Unicorn
  • I am Not a Mouse
  • Roberto the Insect Architect
  • PigTails
  • Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend
  • The Last Leaf
  • Sheep Deprived
  • That is Not a Good Idea

Movies recommended for children ages 3-8.

Reservations are encouraged as this program may sell out.

Event Timeline
5:30-7:30 p.m.: Merriweather Café open (Merriweather To Go menu)
5:30-7:30 p.m.: Mansion, gardens, picknicking
5:30-8 p.m.: Art project
7-8  p.m.: Film screening

All activities take place rain or shine. Film screenings and the art project are located indoors in the visitor center and C.W. Post center.

Pajama Party Movie Night is supported by the Dina Merrill Film Program.