Immerse Yourself in The Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian: IMAX Experience

As a mom of three little ones, I don’t get out to the movies often, and when I do, it is usually for family films. I truly enjoy taking my daughter out to the movies, and can easily spend the entire time just watching her as she takes it all in. She always looks so darling, sitting all propped up in her booster seat, with a giant tub of popcorn on her lap and a huge smile on her face.

The first movie experience she had was at the age of 13 months, when I took her to see The Polar Express in IMAX 3D. It must have struck a chord with her, because to this day, her favorite way to enjoy a movie is at our nearby IMAX.

On May 22nd, the highly anticipated Night at the Museum: Battle of the Simthsonian: The IMAX Experience opens, and we have one spectacular giveaway that will make sure that you and your family are there to see it, feel it and live it!

It’s a new “Night” and “Museum” for Ben Stiller, who is joined by several other stars from the original film, as well as new characters from history—including Amy Adams as famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart, Hank Azaria as villainous Egyptian pharaoh Kahmunrah, Christopher Guest as Russian tyrant Ivan the Terrible and Alain Chabat as Napoleon.

Owen Wilson is back as cowboy Jedediah, and Robin Williams again rides into history as Teddy Roosevelt.

The centerpiece of the film will be bringing to life the Smithsonian Institution, which houses the world’s largest museum complex with more than 136 million items in its collections, ranging from the plane Amelia Earhart flew on her nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic and Al Capone’s rap sheet and mug shot to Dorothy’s ruby red slippers and Archie Bunker’s lounge chair. No major film has ever shot inside the Smithsonian in Washington…until Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience through IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. With crystal clear, larger than life images and state-of-the-art digital surround sound, IMAX creates an environment that puts audiences in the movie.

For a list of IMAX theatres playing the film, visit

My daughter and I plan to be there on May 22nd, how about you?

One lucky reader will win a Monumental IMAX Family Pack, which includes:

  • Family 4 pack of IMAX tickets
  • $100.00 Restaurant gift card for lunch
  • Various Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian items (including poster)
  • Retail Value: $189.00

Additionally, we will award 10 first prizes consisting of a pair of IMAX tickets. Retail Value: $16.00 per ticket.

That makes for 11 chances to win.

To enter simply leave a comment on this post by Friday, May 22nd. One winner will be chosen at random and announced on Saturday, May 23rd. This contest is open to US addresses.

As always, don’t forget to earn more entries: subscribe to our Feed, sign up for our 5M4M Newsletter, add our 5 Minutes for Mom button in your sidebar, write a post and link back to this contest on your blog, and spread the word via Facebook, Twitter, or email! Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for a complete list of our contest and giveaway rules.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom Contributing Editor: Erica


  1. says

    We are looking forward to this and I would love to win tickets for it! My oldest loves, loves, loves Night at the Museum and asked to go the minute she saw the first ad!

  2. Elli says

    my boys are 9 and 10. they loved the first one and are really looking forward to catching this one too! great give away :)

  3. says

    I have your button on my sidebar. I would love a night out. It does not happen often with 5 under the age of seven.


  4. says

    My 5 year old twins have watched the first movie at least 100 times. Can’t wait to see the 2nd installment at the IMAX. Choose us please.

  5. says

    My little guy is getting into historical, museum things like dinosaur bones. He’d love this! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  6. Angela C. says

    I would love to win this package. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  7. KAY RULEMAN says

    I can’t wait to see this movie! My kids are so excited and it would be great if we could see it for free and in 3D!!!

  8. says

    I would love to win this. Night at the Museum is my son’s favorite movie and I would love to take him to see it at IMAX

  9. says

    My son is already psyched about this movie… so would love to win. Would be a really great family outing.

    Thanks so much!

  10. Angel S. says

    I have been waiting for this to come out! It is frustrating that there are few movies a family can enjoy together. Glad for this sequel. The first was great!

  11. Angel S. says

    I have been waiting for this sequel! With so few movies for a family to enjoy together I hope this one knocks it out of the park so they make more!

  12. karen c. says

    We usually average about two movies a year in the theater. Maybe with free tickets we can up that total to three!

  13. Mandee says

    Wow my 3 1/2 yr. old daughter would looooove this! She loves the first movie and has been eagerly waiting for this one to come out. This would be wonderful!

  14. says

    What a great contest! Looking forward to this movie, as I really enjoyed the first, and as a DC area gal, it’ll be nice to see our very own Museum up on the big screen! (I’m also a feed subscriber– gotta love Google Reader!)

  15. Aimee Neu says

    I would LOVE to win this to watch as a date night w/ my husband – what w/ working so much we haven’t gotten to make time for us – I am a subscriber crossing my fingers to win.

  16. Teresa says

    I would love this prize! We are big fans of the first move and can’t wait to see the second one! :)

  17. says

    Seriously, you ladies have THE most exciting giveaways! I am so eager to see this movie! Loved the first one, and now I’m ecstatic that Amy Adams is in this one!! Thanks for this giveaway!

  18. Abby says

    I would love to win tickets for a night out w my husband. We hardly get a chance to go anywhere by ourselves w three small children. This would be great to go out w another couple. Looking fwd to this. Thank you.

  19. says

    My 10-year-old keeps on asking to see this film. The 6 yo will often say “I’m dum dum.” So, yes we would love tickets. The IMAX will be spectacular!

  20. says

    We have never been to a movie at our IMAX theater, so this would be perfect! Our whole family loved the first movie, and we’re really looking forward to this one!

  21. says

    I don’t see my posts so I’m going to do it again. If this is a double post, I’m sorry.

    I would like a chance to win.

  22. says

    I don’t see my posts so I’m going to do it again. If this is a double post, I’m sorry.

    I have your button on my sidebar.

  23. says

    I don’t see my posts so I’m going to do it again. If this is a double post, I’m sorry.

    I subscribe to your newsfeed.

    If my posts end up being doubled, please delete these. I can see the 2nd ones I did, but not the first. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

  24. Chelsea says

    I would love to win this for my little family. My son who is 14 months hasn’t been to the theater at all yet….I’m not sure a regular movie would entertain him enough, but at IMAX I think it would! Thanks!

  25. says

    I would love to win this for my family! We haven’t been to a movie in ages.
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  26. says

    How fun! I haven’t been to an IMAX theatre in quite awhile. I’ve been watching the trailers of this movie and it looks like it’s as funny as the first one was. Thanks!

  27. Carla Arias - Girl Scout Leader says

    This would be awesome for my troop!

    They are so excited about seeing the new Museum movie!!!

  28. says

    This sounds very fun. I liked the first movie. I didn’t realize the second one would be at IMAX. I never go since it is so expensive. I hope I win!!!

  29. CMC says

    I’ve been wanting to see this movie for several weeks now! I’d LOVE to win this!

  30. Melissa O. says

    This prize package is seriously awesome! I would be so lucky to win. My kids would enjoy this and so would I!

  31. says

    Oh the boys would LOVE this! Not as fun as the spa last night, but heck it would give me an 1 1/2 hour of peace and quiet since they would have to sit and watch the movie! OH yeah that sounds perfect :)

  32. judy brittle says

    This would be really fantastic! We would have so much fun! Thank you so much!

  33. Sara says

    I loved the first night at the museum and am sure I will love this one too! Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Renee Concolino says

    This is on our Movies to See list. We have an awesome IMAX theater near us. I think this would be a GREAT family night for us if we won!!!

  35. Jinii says

    I want to see this so bad!! My husband totally laughed at me when he realized I was serious.


    The kids loved the first one so we’ll be going to this one too. The nearest IMAX is about two hours south of us so we’ll make it a mini-road-trip.

    thank you

  37. Linda F says

    We really enjoyed the first one and can’t wait for this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  38. says

    My son is so excited to see this. We loved the first and can’t wait for this one either! Thanks for the chance to enter!

  39. says

    My son who is 7 years old wants to see this movie so badly. I would love to win a pair of tickets so that I can take him. Thanks for offering this giveaway. : )

  40. A. Ozair says

    this is such an amazing giveaway..i would have so much fun if i got my hand on this! 😀


    Night at the Museum was a great family film. I’m looking forward to seeing the sequel. But to see it at an IMAX theater would be awesome. Never been.

    thanks for this contest.

  42. Deanne says

    Great website, great contest, great movie, and Imax makes a great movie experience!

  43. JIMMY says

    This would be a great “family night” prize. All we have to do is add dinner and the whole evening is filled. Kudos.

  44. says

    Awesome prizes! I just found a new IMAX theatre in our area (the one we used to go to closed), so the tix would be wonderful!

  45. Talitha Lee says

    I would love to win this for my kiddos. Ds loves the first movie and has been bugging me to see the second from the moment he found out they were doing a sequel. Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. casey says

    I would love to take my family to see this! I think the kids would love this theater! they have never been!

  47. says

    The first one was so good that I can’t wait to see the second movie. Plus, my kids are always harassing/teasing me about the fact that I’ve never been to the Smithsonian. All the school kids here go on day trips, but I wasn’t born or raised around here, so I’ve never had the chance. This would be a great way to build up to a trip there – free dinner while we’re in town. LOL

  48. Liz says

    This would be so much fun to win! We’ve largely cut movie-going out of our budget, so this would be awesome.

  49. says

    We would love to win this. We have all been looking forward to seeing the movie, especially our son. Thanks for the chance!

  50. Kimberly says

    My granddaughter would love to see this! She’s never seen an IMAX movie so it would be a first.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  51. Cheryl S. says

    I’d love to win this prize package – please count me in!


  52. says

    The chances of winning this are slim…but my husband and I loved the first movie so much that we bought it a whole year before I got pregnant with our first child in anticipation of having a good, clean, fun movie to enjoy with our future kidlets!! As slim as the chances are…it would be awesome to win this prize!!

  53. says

    I cannot wait to see this movie. I really liked the first Night at the Museum.

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  54. mark miller says

    Our family would love to win this package to see this movie as a family outing before they get busy with their summer plans!

  55. says

    Me and my daughter went to see a movie at the IMAX theatre. What a great experience. We saw a movie about sea animals and she thought we were on a boat in the movie theatre because the screen was so big.

  56. Jennifer C. says

    This prize pack would make for an amazing and fun night out with my family.

  57. Stefanie Hartman says

    My kids would go bonkers if we won this prize package. Great giveaway as usual. Blessings.

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  59. Trevor Cutler says

    It will be totally awesome to see this in Imax. did your hear me, I said, AWESOME!

  60. dreamer says

    fingers crossed – we’d love to go see this one – we LOVED the first one.

  61. Julie t says

    I love the first movie and looking forward to the second one. It would be great to see it in an Imax

  62. Tammy Kennedy says

    My son got promoted from 7th grade to 9th grade so that means I now have 2 in band and marching band, well every 4 years they get to go out of state to attend a band function. We live in florida and they have decided the band is going to washington d.c this fall, so now instead of raising money for 1 child its now 2.
    This would be a great prize to have as hopefully while in washington we will be able to visit the museum, my family loved the 1st movie and we have never attended a Imax movie

    Thank you


  63. Tammy Kennedy says

    I twitted this contest

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    Thank you


  64. bridget says

    I am really looking forward to this movie and the first Imax theater in our area just opened. I would love to take my daughter.