Night at the Museum (2006) Script

[Honks] Hey, watch it!



Aw, come on.

Hey, Mike.

Hey, Larry. How you doin'? Have you seen Nicky?

I'm pretty sure he went home with Erica.

It was a half day today— uh, Parent Career Day.

[Doorbell Rings]

Hey. Hey. Come on in.

You all right? Yeah, yeah.

Um, why didn't anybody tell me it was Career Day?

What do you mean? Nicky said he was gonna tell you.

Oh, okay. I guess he forgot.

- Uh-oh. There he is. Hey.

How are you, Larry? Good. How you doin', Don?


Can you believe this weather? [Grunts]

Chilly, right? Mmm.

Chilly, chilly, Chilly Willy the Penguin.

- ##[Cell Phone Rings] Oop, my phone. Leave me alone.

Hey, why don't I go tell the little corncob you're here?

Great. Great. That's great. Yeah. Thanks.

Wow, your fiancé really manages to squeeze a lot onto that belt.

Stop it. What? What?

No, it's like he's the, uh, Batman of stockbrokers.

Bond trader. Bond trader. Sorry.

Hey, how's it going with that virtual reality driving range that you wanted to open?

Uh, gettin' there. Still waitin' for the technology to catch up with the idea.

I mean, it's not easy. There are a lot of moving parts. Uh-huh.

[Sighs] Hey, do you think, um—you think Nick would like Queens?

Oh, no. Larry, you didn't get evicted again, did you?

I didn't... get evicted. I didn't get evicted, no.

I mean I didn't— No, I didn't get evicted yet.

It's like, uh— All right, listen to me.

I don't know how much more of this Nicky can take.

Every couple months, it's a new career, a new apartment.

If it wasn't for Nicky, I wouldn't say anything. I would stay out of it.

It's just— It's too much instability. It's not good for him.

I'm trying to figure things out right now, okay?

You know... l— I don't— I don't think that Nicky should stay with you.

What? Well, just—just until you get really settled.

[Boy] Hey, Dad.

Hey. Ready to carve it up? Cool.

[Crowd Shouting, Cheering]

You're such a chicken! All right! Good!

Get in front of it! Take it, Nicky! Break away!

Whoa! [Grunts]

[Crowd Groans] - [Whistle Blows]

- [Man] What are you doin'? Hey! Hey, Nicky!

- [Man #2] Get off the ice.! Are you all right?

You okay? I'm fine. Would you get off the ice?

Listen up. Their left defenseman is a very weak skater.

You go to the left side, you got a clear shot at the goal. Okay?

Cool. Thanks. All right, man.

- [Man] Come on.! We're good here.

He's good. All right. As you were, skaters. - [Whistle Blows]

Game on. Ow! [Crowd Groans]

- [Man] That's a good shot, kid.! - [Larry] I'm good.

[Larry] I'm tellin' you, man. You tore it up out there today.

I'm thinkin' the NHL is a serious possibility.

Yeah, I don't really wanna be a hockey player anymore.

All right. What do you wanna be? A bond trader.

A bond trader? Yeah, it's what Don does.

He took me to his office last week. Uh-huh.

That's cool. So what? You wanna dress up in a monkey suit and tie every day?

[Imitating Robotic Voice] Like an automaton robot? [Laughing]

Trust me. You can't play hockey in a cubicle. Kinda awkward.

Well, he's got a pretty big office.

That's not the point. Come on. You love hockey.

I still like it, but bond trading's my fallback.

Your fallback? Wait a minute. Wait a minute.

You're too young to have a fallback, okay, Nicky?

And—And also, where did you ever even hear that word?

Mom was talking to Don about all your different schemes.

She called them schemes? She said it was time you found a fallback.

Are you really moving again?

Uh, I don't know. We'll see.

I mean, there are some pretty cool places out in Queens.

Yeah. Hey.

Hey, Nicky, look at me.

Look at me, man. I wanna tell you somethin'.

I know that things have been kinda up and down for me lately... and that's been hard for you.

But I really feel like my moment's coming... and when it does, everything's just gonna come together.

You know? - What if you're wrong... and you're just an ordinary guy who should get a job?

All right. Well

You know what? We'll figure it out, okay?

All right?

Come on. Let's get you back to Mom's. Come on.

Mr. Daley, I can honestly say, in 43 years at this agency...

I've never seen a résumé quite like yours.

Ah, all right!

That wasn't a compliment.

It says here you were the C.E.O. Of Snaptime Industries.

Care to elaborate on that?

Sure. Well, that was the umbrella corporation for my invention, the Snapper.

You know, you snap, lights come on. Snap, they come off.

Uh, didn't they already make that?

No, no. That's the Clapper... which, obviously, stole a bit of our thunder.

Personally, I don't really see what the big difference is.

I mean—You know, whatever.

But, um, apparently... there is a significant portion of the population... that has trouble actually snapping.

Clapping's easier.


I can't help you.

Uh, Debbie? Can I call you Debbie?

'Cause, uh, I felt a connection when I entered this office.

And I don't know. I feel like you did too.

I didn't feel a connection.


I need a job tomorrow, okay?

If I don't have one— I just need it, okay?

Well, I don't know. L— I might have one thing.

They've turned down everyone I've sent over there, but, uh— Great. Who knows?

You might get lucky.

Excuse me. Hi. Hi.

Uh, I'm Larry Daley. I've got a job interview with Cecil Fredericks.

Right. Uh, he should still be in his office. Great.

I'm Rebecca Hutman. I'm a docent here. Hi.

Well, let me point you in the right direction. Please.

Ah, Teddy Roosevelt, right?

Yes, a great visionary.

Yes, definitely. He was our fourth president, right?

Twenty-sixth. Twenty-sixth.

- [Clapping] - Please don't touch the exhibits.!

Get down. I mean— Riffraff.

Miss Hutman, I cannot tolerate this type of chaos.

I mean, this is a museum, not a—


Do you know what "museum" means?

It— It doesn't mean, "Ooh, Daddy, it's a big tyrannosaurus thing!

Can I touch its leg?" No! It— Work it out, please.

Will do, sir. Thank you.

Dr. McPhee, the museum director.

Hmm. Seems like a fun guy. - [McPhee Claps]

Control your young, please! Can we? Oh!


[With Creepy Voice] Hello? Oh, ho, ho, ho.

[Laughing] I'm just kidding. Hi. I'm, uh— I'm Larry Daley.

Are—Are you Mr. Fredericks? [Laughs]

Mr. Fredericks was my father. I am Cecil.

Good to meet you, Larry. Nice, firm handshake.

I like that. Tells a lot about a man. Come on in.


Let's talk turkey here. Okay.

The museum is losing money, hand over fist.

I guess kids today don't care about wax figures or stuffed animals.

So they're downsizing, which is code for "firing"... myself and the other two night guards.

- They want to replace us with one new guard. Oh. Sorry.

Well, what are you gonna do?

I'd like you to meet my, uh, two colleagues here. Reginald?

- Gus? [Gasps]

Where is he? I'll beat him with my fist! [Grunting]

Gus, this is Larry Daley, the kid who wants to be the new night guard.

Whoa. Uh, night guard?

No, no. The lady at the agency said this was a museum position.

Most important position in the museum, Larry.

He looks like a weirdy.

[Chuckles] Wonderful guard, terrible people skills.

Now listen, lunch box, don't try anything funny.

I once went nine rounds with John L. Sullivan. [Mouthing Words]

You never fought John L. Sullivan in your life.

[Cecil] Gentlemen, we have a job candidate here.

He's got an excellent résumé, a winning attitude, and I say let's give him a shot.

What do you say? Uh, hang on a sec.

I think l— I might wanna have a little time just to think it over.

Do you want the job or not, snack shack?

No, no. I want the job. L— Welcome to the night guards, Larry.

[Cecil] Larry, meet me up on the second floor.

I'll slip into my orthopedics and give you a little tour. Arthritic knees.

Not fun gettin' old, my friend. Go on.

You really think he's the one?

Oh, yes.

He's the one.

Gotta keep it moving, Larry. I'm pretty spry for an old man.

This is the, uh, Diorama Room.

Oh, yeah.

I remember these little guys.



Hey, Cecil!

Yah! Aaah!


Did I get you good!

Yeah. You got me.


Seriously, though, no foolin' around in here.

This stuff is really old. All right then.

As you can see, it's pretty quiet in here these days.

On your left there is your Attila the Hun.

And here we have our Easter Island head.

[Man] Hey, Cecil.

And this, of course, is the Hall of African Mammals.

Ah, yes.

Ooh, monkeys. I love monkeys.

Yeah. That guy's cute.

Yeah, wewe call him Dexter.

He's quite a little ball of fun, aren't you, Dexter?

Moving on.

And, finally, this is the temple of the pharaoh Ahkmenrah.

Wow. - [Flashlight Clicks On]

[Cecil] And in that, uh, tomb right down there

- [Larry] Uh-huh? - The pharaoh himself.


And hanging on the wall behind him was his most prized possession... the Tablet of Ahkmenrah.

- Twenty-four-karat gold. It's worth a fortune. - [Larry] Ah.

Very cool. - It is indeed, Larry.

Very cool.

All right.

Report here at 5:00 tomorrow. We'll walk you through your duties.

Okay. 5:00. I'll be here.

Moving on.

Hey, it's me. So, uh, I got a job.

[Erica] Oh, Larry, that's great. What is it?

Um, it's a— it's a job at the, um— at the Museum of Natural History. Oh, uh-huh.

Yeah. So, uh, you can tell Nicky that we won't be moving.

Larry, this is good news. Yeah, no, definitely.

So, uh, I'll see you tomorrow? Okay.

Okay. Bye. [Beeps]

[Cecil] Larry.

Your keys. Your torch.

Right. You're gonna want to strap those to your belt.

Now, it can get a little spooky around here at night... so you might want to put a few lights on.

All right. Flashlight, keys.

What am I for— Oh.

The instruction manual.

Instructions. You start with one, two, three— Four? Are you crackin' wise?

I ought to punch you in the nose, hopscotch.

Leave him alone, Gus. You got it covered, right, Larry?

Yeah, yeah, I got it. You better get it!

Gus. Larry, do 'em in order, do 'em all and do 'em quick.

And the most important thing of all to remember: Don't let anything in or out.

Out? Good luck, son.

Night, Gus. Young buck, crackin' wise.

[Cecil] Moving on.

[Door Closes]

[Door Locking]

[On P.A.] Hello? Ooh. Hello!

[On P.A.] Hello? Ooh. Hello!

Check! Check!

I am Larry.

Check! Larry! L-L-L-L-Larry.

## [Beatboxing]

Monday! Monday! Monday!

Monster truck rally!

## [Singing]

## [Singing Continues]

## [Vocalizing]

## [Imitating Electric Guitar]




## [Whistling]


Okay, very funny, Cecil!

What is this, like a David Copperfield thing?

This is weird.

[Water Trickling]


[Trickling Continues]

[Roars] [Gasps, Screams]



Come on! Revolve! Revolve!

[Dinosaur Roars]

[Dinosaur Roars]

Aaah! [Woman] Name, please?

Cecil, um— [Groans] Fredericks!

One moment. Connecting.

[Cecil] Hello? Cecil! It's Larry Daley!

- ##[Song Playing] Larry. Yes? How can I help you?

The dinosaur— [Grunts] The dinosaur's alive!

I'm havin' a little trouble hearin' you, friend. [All Yell Lyric]

The dinosaur's alive! What do I do? Just tell me what to do!

Read the instructions. It explains everything.

- [Roaring Continues] Okay, I got 'em!

I'll see you tomorrow. [Larry] Wait! Wait!

- [Dinosaur Growling] Aaah!

"Number one: Throw the bone." What bone?




Play fetch?




No way.

[All Grunting] Whoa!

[Grunting Continues]

- [Deep Voice] Hey.! [Gasps]

Dum-dum. Yes?

You give me gum-gum. I give you gum-gum?

You new dum-dum. You give me gum-gum.

Gee. Okay. Um, you know what? I have no gum-gum.

Sorry. And my name isn't dum-dum. My name's Larry.

No, your name dum-dum.

- [Distant Shouting] Oh, you in trouble, dum-dum.

You better run-run from Attila the Hun-Hun!


[Shouting Continues] See you later, dum-dum.

[Shouting Continues]

[Gasps] [Grunting]

Oh! [Shouting]




[Elevator Bell Dings] What is happening?

[Elevator Bell Dings]

[Elevator Bell Dings]

[Speaking Foreign Language]



[No Audible Dialogue]

- [Animal Snorts] - [Birds Chirping]


How you doing?

Are you—You're...

"SakSakagawa... waya"?

You're "Sakagawaya"?

Oh, Sakagawea. You're Sakagawea?

The glass. I can't—

[No Audible Dialogue] You—You can't— You can't hear me? Excuse me. "Who assisted the Lewis and Clark"— Right. So that's Lewis and Clark, and you'reRight.

You seem— I'm Larry.

What's going on? What's— Do you know what's going on here?

- [Shouting In Distance] Huns! I gotta—


Oh! - [Gunshots]


"Number two: Lock up the lions or they'll eat you."


Hey! Hi!

Tin Man! Hey. Hi. How you doin'?

I'm new here, and it says I'm supposed to lock up the lions or they'll eat me.

[Speaking Italian]

You're Galileo? No? - Turista.

- [Lion Roaring] Whoa!

[Grunting] Whoa!

[Roars] Aaah!

[Squawking] Whoa!


[Elephant Trumpets]

Okay. Hey. I'm the, uh


Hi. I'm the new guy... and I'm just, uh—just lockin' up. - [Ostrich Squawks]


So if it's cool with you, I'm just gonna get my paperwork and, uh—

[Chittering] Be out of your hair, okay?



Whoa! [Hissing]




[Monkey Chittering]

Whoa! [Roaring]

Aaah! [Roaring]

[Lion Roaring]

"Double-check your belt. The monkey probably stole your keys."



Hey. Hey, there.

Hi. What's your name? Your name is— No, no, no. Come back. Come back.

Dewey? Is that your name? Dewey?

No, no, no. What'sDewey? Dexter? Dexter. Dexter, right?

Hey, Dexter, you want to give me those keys?

I just want to lock up.

Yes. Oh, good. Come to papa.

Oh, thank you. Can I have those keys?

Oh, good. What a good boy.

That's okay. Oh. Oh, thank you.

Oh, no, no, no, no. It's okay.

Thank you very, very much.

[Groaning] [Crunching]

- [Dexter Chittering] [Groaning]

Ew! Oh! Yuck!

Bad monkey! Stop that! Ew! That's not right!

Are you done? Huh?

Do you have an issue with me, huh? Do you have an issue with me?

'Cause if I have a problem with somebody, I don't pee on them, okay?

All right? And also— Let me tell you something. These keys?

[Screeches] Hey! Dexter, that's not funny! Give 'em back!

Dexter.! Dexter.! Give

Don't. I know what you're thinking. Don't do it.

Not a good idea. Mm-mmm.

- NotDexter, I need those.! - [Monkeys Chittering]

Hey, don't encourage him.! You think you're funny for your friends, huh?

You three, you think you got—What, he's the ringleader, and you're like a little audience?

Yeah, no! Don't do it! Okay? Lookit! Look— You!




Oh! This is not happening. [Chittering]

Oh, man.



Ooh! Ow.


What are you guys doing?

I can't feel my lip.

Oh, "thit."

Oh! [Groaning]

Man! [Grunts]

##[Men Singing]

##[Singing Continues]

[Man] Whoo.!

- ##[Singing Stops] - [Ropes Snapping]

Hey. Hey. [Men Shouting]

Hey, stop that!

Whoa! [Groans]

Yee-haw! Hogtie him, boys!

[All Shouting] Whoo-wee! Get him!

Get that big old Bocephus of a man!

Hey, what are you doing? - [Cowboy] Cinch him up real good.!

- You ain't so big now, are you, boy? Hey! Hey, stop that!

## [Workers Singing] Whoo-wee!

Every night, year after year... one of you guards locks us up in these boxes!

Well, I hereby say, sir, enough!

[All Cheering] Fire up the iron horse, boys.

Hey, blondie.

Name's Jedidiah! All right, Jedidiah. Stop the train, please!

That's a big no-can-do, crackerjack.

What's going on here, huh? Somebody's gotta pay.

Pay for what? I don't know! Just pay!

Now stop whining and just take it like a man!

[Whistle Blowing]

Seriously, stop the train.

All right. Stop the train! Thank you.

Now full speed ahead and ram him!

Split his head like a watermelon!

Ooh! Ow!

For crying out loud! - [Crowd Groans]

All right. That's enough. We got a breach!

[Grunting] [Shouting In Foreign Language]


I got him! I got him, guys! I got him!


Oh, my. Prepare the catapults.

Whoa, Octavius, hold on. This ain't your fight. This here giant's on our land.

Hey, hey, little guy. Jed. Yeah.

Sorry. Look, I just— I'm not a giant, okay?

- I'm just like an average size— Don't talk down to me!

I'm not a giant, guys. All right? You guys are really little.

We may be small, but our hearts are large... metaphorically speaking.

Don't take that the wrong way. I'm just saying you're miniatures.

Silence! The Roman Empire knows no boundaries. - [Man] Steady, men.!

Don't you do it, son. Do what?

Octavius! Don't do what?

Unleash hell! D'oh!

- [Man] Fire.! Ow! Oh!

[Gasps] Ow! - Fire.!

Ow! Yeow! Ow!

Climb aboard, boy. Take the hand, son.

On board. [Whinnies]

[Jedidiah] That's right.! You better run, boy.! You hearJedidiah?

That mustachioed horseman ain't always gonna be there to protect you! You hear me?

[Grunts] Um, thank you.

Not at all. Theodore Roosevelt...

26th president of these United States of America, at your service.


Uh, I'm Larry Daley, the new night guard.


Pleasure to meet you, Lawrence Daley!

You'll have to excuse me though. The hunt is afoot.

Hunt's afoot.

[Growling] Um, excuse me. Mr. President, can I ask you something?

Yes, but just one question. All right. Okay.

Why? Is it like just some, like, three-wishes kind of deal?

[Shouts In Foreign Language] [Foreign Language]

Not at all. Self-reliance is the key to a vigorous life.

A man must look inward to find his own answers. How can I be of help?

All right. Well, l— I don't really know how to put this... and please don't take it the wrong way... but isn't everything in this museum supposed to be, you know—

[Both] Dead?

Yeah. Follow me.

Yell all you want, pharaoh! - [Loud Wailing]

You've been in there 54 years! You're not getting out tonight!

There's the source of all this commotion.

[Roosevelt] The Tablet of Ahkmenrah.

Arrived here in 1952 from the Nile expedition.

On that night... everything in this museum came to life.

And every night since.

So everything in the museum comes to life every night?


And I'm supposed to do what?

You're the night watchman, Lawrence— a venerable position in this institution.

[Shouts] Aaah!

[Laughs] Come on, lad. All right. Okay.

This is impossible. Nothing's impossible.

If it can be dreamed, it can be done.

Hence, the 20-foot jackal staring at you right now. Don't make eye contact!

Your job is to make sure that everyone stays inside the museum... because if the sun rises and anyone's on the outside, we turn to dust.

You turn to dust? Dust.

Really? Really.

Now it's almost dawn. I shall help you restore order tonight.

But mark my words, it's the last time I shall ever do so. Is that clear?

Yeah. I mean— I mean, I guess. I don't— Um— Stop babbling, boy! Yes or no?

Yes. Good!

Let's ride.

[Larry] All right. So, the Hall of Reptiles is secure.

What are you looking at?

I'm, uh, tracking, dear boy. [Chuckles]

A man's got to track. Welcome to the family, Lawrence.

See you tomorrow night. Well— Oh, actually, I gotta be honest.

I don't think I'm coming back. What? You've only just begun.

Yeah. Well, this is not exactly what l— Lawrence.

Yeah? What did you do before you took this post?

Uh, well, I've done a lot of different things.

I, um— I invented this thing called the Snapper.

Did you give up on that as well?

No. I didn't. No, I just hit a few roadblocks.

You might've heard of the Clapper. Lawrence.

Yes, sir. Some men are born great.

Others have greatness thrust upon them.

For you, this is that very moment.

Boo! Aaah!

[Laughing] Bully! Gotcha, boy.

Yeah. You got me. Mmm.

[Sighs] [Shouts]

Say hello to your little friend!

Hey! What are you doing?

Put me down! I don't like to be manhandled!

Just calm down, Jed. It doesn't feel good!

It makes me feel small and powerless. You done?

I'm gonna shoot you in your dang eye.

In your dadgum eye. [Grunts] [Clicks]

Yeah, keep shootin'. Nothing's gonna happen.

Now you know my shame.

Jedidiah's impotent rage.

His guns don't fire. Take me away.

This ain't over! You ain't seen the last of me!

Yeah, I don't wanna hear it, okay? - [Dinosaur Roars]

Duck! Whoa!

[Jedidiah] The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

This is not worth $11.50 an hour.

[Jedidiah] Look, the giant's scared. There's a bigger giant runnin' around.





[Shouts] [All Gasp]

Oh! Oh, don't do that! We're too old for surprises.

Really? I thought you liked surprises. Like, uh, how you surprised me... with the fact that everything in the museum comes to life at night!

That little sweetheart.

Larry, we wanted to tell you. You never would have believed us.

Do you have any idea what I've been through tonight? What?

I said, "Do you have any idea what I've been through tonight?"

Keep a lid on it, butterscotch!

I don't even know if what happened was real or not, but I did not sign up for this.

I just need a regular job that— that is not life-threatening and pays my bills.

So thank you very much, and, uh, I left my uniform in the office, and I will be seeing you.

Larry! Bah.

- Dad. Hey.

Hey, buddy. What are you guys doin' here?

Erica had to be in court early this morning... so I'm taking Mr. Big Stuff here to school.

But he wanted to swing by to see you in the new job. Oh.

It's so awesome that you're working here.

Hey, Niko, want to take a little look-a-doo inside?

Maybe your dad will give you a V.I.P. Tour.

You know what? Um, we're pretty slammed this morning.

Yeah, but, Nicky, I promise, I'll, uh— I'll show you around soon, okay? Deal?

Deal. All right.

Bye, Dad. Bye.

Love you. Love you too, buddy.

Bye now. All right.

Hey, Larry.

So, I was thinkin' maybe I'll give it one more night.

I'm glad you came around. Welcome back.

You! New night guard, here, now.

What's up? "What's up?"

Oh. Well, take a walk with me, and I'll show you, Mr. "What's up." Come on.

So, would you kindly do me the favor of explaining this?

Ooh. Okay.

Uh, I'm guessing— and I'm just spitballing here— but, uh...

Iooks like that Roman dude got cocky and climbed over into the Wild West.

And that cowboy knows the Roman dude wants to take over his territory... so he rounded up a posse and put him in the stockade.

[Laughing Sarcastically]

Let's all laugh at me, the comedy night guard.

No is the answer.

Sarcasm back at you, with your humor box. I wasn't laughing.

I was pretending to laugh, if that's what you want, some sort of battle of humor.

Do you?


I don't want a— No, I don't want a battle of humor.

No, you don't, because it would be a bloodbath.

Nothing funny about Little Bighorn.

No. I find it about as funny as a "fancist."

It's not funny. Okay?

And I will not stand for this type of blatant s— If I'm not clear, tell me.

Am I clear?

Yeah. Yeah.

Hey, Cecil.

You got an extra copy of that, uh, instruction manual?

Oh, no, I'm afraid not, Larry. Listen, I'll tell you what you do.

Read some books. Brush up on your history.

Helped me a lot when I first started out.

[Rebecca] This museum was originally dedicated... to that man on the horse up therePresident Theodore Roosevelt.

He absolutely loved history and believed that the more you know about the past... the better prepared you are for the future.

Okay, kids. Who can tell me what this room is called?

[All Shouting] Very good. The Hall of African Mammals.

Right here we have the king of the jungle, the lion.

And up ahead is one of my favorite creatures in the whole museum, the capuchin monkey.

A highly intelligent primate... known for its loving and generous nature. [Chuckles]

Excuse me?

L— l— I just thought that was— l— I just was laughing in agreement.

Happy monkey.

All right, kids. This way.

Let me tell you something.

I'm not buyin' it. You might have them fooled. You might have the kids fooled.

Not me. Can't get past me.

There's a storm comin', buddy. There's a storm comin'.

[Rebecca] One of the most famous trackers in history...

Sakagawea was the woman who led Lewis and Clark... on their expedition to find the Pacific Ocean.

Now, you guys have probably heard the saying, "Actions speak louder than words."

And yet they wroteYes, Mr. Daley?

Yes. Was she deaf?

Was she deaf? Um, no. She was not. But she— Yeah, 'cause, just, she does seem a little bit, sort of, unresponsive.

That's because she's a statue.

Um, kids, could you give me one sec?

Go check her out. She's really cool.

What are you doing? Well, I'm gonna be here every night... and I just wanted to learn a little bit more about what I'm guarding.

Actually, I've got a bunch of questions. Maybe, I don't know, when you have a break... could I buy you a cup of coffee or something? A cup of coffee?

Yeah, I mean, just purely a, you know... colleague-to-colleague information download sort of coffee.

I finish in 20 minutes. I'll meet you outside.

Thank you... so much. You're welcome.

- And have a good rest of your— All right. All right. Okay, kids!

It was incredible what she did.

She literally led these men across rivers, up mountains.

All with her newborn baby on her back. She was like the ultimate working mother.

Wow. You are quite the "Sakagawayan" expert.

"Sakagawee-an." "Sakagawee-an"?

Yeah. I should be. I've been writing my dissertation on her for four years.

Four years? You've been working on one paper for four years? That would drive me crazy.

Actually, it's more like a 900-page book.

So, what's your story? You always wanted to be a security guard?

Uh— [Chuckles] Oh, I didn't mean to— No, no, no, no. Um, no, I'm divorced, and I have a 10-year-old son... so I needed to find a— a more steady situation.

Got it. So what can I tell you about the museum?

Okay. Attila the Hun— What is that guy's problem?

Attila was considered the only genuine threat to the Roman Empire.

"Known as the 'Scourge of God'...

"Attila and his Huns would often...

"tear off the limbs of their helpless victims.

"Attila was famous for his superstitious beliefs.

"He surrounded himself with a phalanx of sorcerers and magicians... who advised and mystified him with their dark arts. "


Larry? Just wanted to say good luck, son.

And good-bye. We're clocking out for the last time.

If you're ever in Boca, look us up. Whoa. Wait.

You guys are goin' out of town? What if this doesn't work out?

A smart fellow like you? You'll be fine.

Yeah, we'll just be a phone call away. Come on. Walk us out.

Uh, uh, you fellows go ahead. I, uh— l— l— I need a moment.

He's very emotional. A lot of, uh, memories in this room.

##[Man Singing]

##[Singing Continues]


Aha. Go crazy, big guy.

Hey, guys.

Quest for fire?

Over. Knock yourselves out.

Morning, dum-dum.

Me no dum-dum. You dum-dum. You bring me gum-gum?

Yes, I did, fathead.

Lots and lots of gum-gum. Mmm!

[Shouting In Foreign Language]

What's that?

I can't hear you through the... glass.


[Octavius] Heave! [Horse Whinnies]

Heave! Heave! Hey.

- Heave.! What's goin' on over here?

We expand or we die.

Heave! Heave! - [Jedidiah] On the count of three... you blow this anthill to kingdom come.!

[Cowboys Whooping] [Jedidiah] And a-one!

Whoa, whoa, whoa! Hey, hey, Jed! Stop that! - [Jedidiah] And a-two.!

All right? Don't do that. You blow a hole in your mountain, all you're gonna hit is a wall.

Step aside, Gigantor. We got us a railroad to build.

We're blowin' a hole in that thing.

Okay, first of all, enough with the Gigantor giant stuff.

Okay? I'm just tryin' to close up shop.

We're gonna blow it anyway! And a-three!

[Cowboy] Whoo! Yeah, poof.

Wow. What are you doing?

What's it look like we're doin'? It's manifest destiny.

You can't fight it, and neither can I! Go! More dynamite!

- [Jedidiah] Yeah, use it all.! Whoo.! All right. Okay.

Listen, "Octavus"? You gotta stop that.

It's Octavius, Mary.

Okay, you know what? Fine. Great. Here you go. This is what happens.

You cannot do this! I am a Roman general! I have rights! And you.

Do it all— Hey! No! Put me down!

Keep heaving, men! I will return, I swear! You can't stop progress!

We're gonna have a little talk, okay?

I told you, I don't like to be manhandled!

No, I will manhandle you, Jedidiah!

Now listen, guys, what is your problem, huh? Why can't you just get along?

Look, we're men. We fight, okay? That's what we do.

It's kinda how we pass the time.

You're, like, a— a giant, a freak, if you will.

We can't expect you to understand that.

You guys got the whole room to run around in. You don't have to be near each other.

What? You mean— You're gonna let us out?

What, and just— just roam free?

Yeah. Yeah, I might, if you promise to behave.

That means no fireballs, no explosions, okay?

You have my word, my liege. Yeah, n-no problemo, Gigantor.

Um, my name's Larry, first of all, okay, Jed?

So I call you Jed. I don't call you tiny, right?

What's that supposed to mean? Hey, teeny. How does that sound?

L-I don't like it. It hurts my feelings.

Okay, well, Gigantor makes me feel like some sort of freak.

- So, um, you know— I don't— I just call you Larry.

Don't be a kiss-ass, okay? Now look, I'm trusting you guys, all right?

If you don't do what I say, you're gonna end up like your buddies in the Mayan world.

- Locked up. Take a look. [Indistinct Shouting]

Do they look happy? No.

They look sad.

'Cause they can't do what they want to do.

Now I'm letting you guys have a little bit of leash here.

Don't choke me with it, okay? Now I gotta run. You guys play nice, okay?

Okay. Good. Thanks.

Hey, how's that gum treatin' you, dum-dum?

- [Growls] Good.


Oh, hey, Dexter. I'm just locking up. You want in?


Yeah? Whoa! All right.

[Chittering Continues]

Oh. What's that? You got my keys?

[Chittering] I don't think so.

Looks like Uncle Larry pulled a fast one on little Dexy.

Those are baby keys for a little baby.

So have fun playin' with your baby keys, little baby monkey.

Maybe tomorrow night I'll bring you a baby "diapie" so you can go poo-poo in it.

Then I'll give you a little tickle 'cause you're a cute little baby.

Will you cry all night long about how Uncle Larry fooled you, huh?

Told you there was a storm comin'.


This way. [Trumpeting]

Hey, Teddy. Lawrence!

You impertinent pup. I knew you'd come back.

You look like a man on a mission.

Yeah, I'm gonna give it another shot.


You, uh— What?

You checkin' her out? [Scoffs] The nerve!

"Checking her out." I've never heard of such a thing.

No, no, no. I'm just— I mean, you know, she's— she's very beautiful.

Beautiful? Yeah.

Well, a handsome woman, I suppose. - Yeah.

Maybe you should go, uh— go talk to her.

Indeed! Yeah.

Bless ya, lad. Carry on. All right. Good.

See ya.


L— Uh—


Hey. Hi. [Shouting In Foreign Language]

[All Shouting] No! It's okay. It's okay.

You guys speak English? No?

[Foreign Language]

Right. Okay, I don't know what that means... and I know that you and I kinda got off on the wrong foot last night... but... a little birdie... told me that somebody likes... magic.

Magic? Magic.


Ah, "sorsor"— Yes, illusion.

Everybody likes magic.

And flowers. People like flowers. [All Gasp]

There you go. Those are for you.

You know what else people like? Money.

The almighty dollar, right?

But money can sometimes... disappear.

[Foreign Language] Yeah.

At least that's what I... hear.

[All Laughing]

No wonder you can't understand me. You got a coin in your ear.

- [Laughing Continues] [Foreign Language]

Oh, check this out. Anybody need a hanky?

Well, I wouldn't suggest this little feller...

'cause he has a nasty habit... of vanishing.

[All Murmuring]

Into thin air.

Ah, no, no. Don't. That defeats the— Don't— Don't—Ah!

[Shouts] [Screams]

[All Shouting]

Ah! Oh! Oh!

[Foreign Language]


[Grunting] Not the limbs! Guys!

Please do not tear the limbs!

- [Elephant Trumpeting] [Shouting]


[Lion Roaring]

[Loud Animal Noises]

[Shouting In Italian]

Cortés, right? - [Loud Pop]

[Muffled Shouting]

[Monkey Chittering]


You— Don't even think about it. Don't you—

[Chittering] Dexter!

[Chittering Continues]


Come on, guys.

[Shouting, Grunting]


[Chittering Continues]

[Grunting Continues]

[Shouting] - [Larry] Hey.! Guys.!

Hey, guys! Hey! Guys!

Ow! Sorry. What's going on?

What happened here? I thought we had a deal.

We will never coexist with these buffoons!

We're past words, Laredo.

Now it's time to let Smith & Wesson do the talkin'!

Those guns don't even work.

Oh, they don't? Take a look at this. Ay!

Don't kick me! [Chittering]


[All Grunting]

[Grunting Continues]


[All Laughing]

Why? [Laughing]


Ho! Dexter!

[Chittering Continues]

End of the line, cool breeze.

End of the line.

[Grunting] Huh?

[Excited Grunting]

[Excited Grunting]

[Grunting Continues]


I am not playing games here.


Just hand them over.

Easy. Easy, Dexter.

Nice and easy, Dex. That's it.

[Grunts] [Chittering]


[Slapping Continues]

Good Lord, Lawrence! Why are you slapping a monkey?

Teddy, this guy's been pushing me and pushing me, and I'm sick of it!

Poppycock. This little creature is your primate brother.

Without him, there's no us.

Are you rabid? Wipe that off.

You have to deal with this creature with love and respect.

May I have the keys, dear friend?

[Chittering] Thank you. Lawrence?

You know what? You seem to know what you're doing, Teddy.

So, uh, I'm gonna let you take over, all right?

No, no! My dear boy, you can't put up the white flag now.

The museum is on the verge of total anarchy!

Look, I tried. I came back tonight, didn't I?

Tried? That was one night. I didn't build the Panama Canal in one day!

Yeah, well, that's great, Teddy, but I'm dealing with the most ridiculous job in history!

Some men are born great, Lawrence. Yeah, I know, Teddy.

Others have greatness thrust upon them.

You hit me with that chestnut last night.

The thing is, not everyone is great.

That's the problem. Some of us are just ordinary.

No, you're not, Lawrence. For the love of Gideon, stop wallowing in self-pity.

Every great journey begins with a single footstep.

If you could teach the inhabitants to get along, they wouldn't need to be locked up.

That means a lot coming from a guy who's spent the last 50 years... spying on a girl he's never even talked to.

I was going to make contact. Lawrence, please.

I'm done, all right?


No, Rexy! No!


[Speaking Italian]

Oh, no.

All right.

No one comes here anymore. Besides, I took this tour in second grade, Daley.

I'm telling you. My dad's gonna hook us up.

- [McPhee] Mr. Daley. Yeah?

Foam. - Yes, I know.

In the Neanderthal display. I know. I know.

There was an incident last night with the fire extinguisher. I was on my way to clean it up.

Okay, don't bother. You're fired.

I don't think we're gettin' a tour today.

Your dad just got canned, dude.

Excuse me?

Mr. McPhee? Excuse me, Mr. McPhee?

Can I talk to you about this, please, sir?

What? I know I screwed up... but I think I finally understand how to do this job.

You obviously don't. That's the point. No, I didn't, but now I do.

Really, Mr. McPhee, if you just give me one— Doctor.

Dr. McPhee, just— Can you please give me one more night?

One more night. Okay. Thank you.

And if anything is the tiniest— after your shift— Whoo! [Makes Crashing Noise]

Because— Got it.

Okay? Okay.

Fool me once, shame on you.

Fool me twice—

Shame on me. Huh?

Fool me— Shame on me.

You. Fool me twice— Got it.

Take it or leave it. Okay. Thank you.

Hey. Hey.

What's wrong? Maybe you should ask Nicky.

Hey, buddy. What's goin'on?

You got fired.

What are you talkin' about? I didn't get fired.

I came to the museum this morning.

I saw your boss yelling at you.

Why didn't you tell me? No, everything's fine.

I just—We just had a little misunderstanding.


It's hard to explain. It's got— I mean, you wouldn't bel— You know what? Let me show you.

Show me what? Come to work with me tonight.

Larry, can, umcan I talk to you for a second?


Am I in trouble? Larry, what are you doing?

I just want to show him what I do. That's all.

I love that you want to share that with him, but I gotta tell you...

I don't think Nicky has any room in his heart for more disappointment.

He won't be disappointed.

Larry— He won't be disappointed.


Listen, you're gonna hang out in the security office till everyone's gone.

Then I'm gonna come get you, all right? Okay.

Hey, miss? I'm gonna have to ask you to vacate the premises.

[Laughs] Hey, there. Hey.

Good place to think, huh? Yeah, definitely.

So, no big plans tonight or— Yeah. No, I'm not really a big plan person.

I prefer hanging out with people who were dead for 200 years.

It's the live ones that throw me.

That's cool. Seriously, though, you do have to leave.

Seriously? Yeah. Sorry.

It's just museum rules, and we're sort of locking everything up. - No. Okay.

You're really taking your job seriously. Okay.

Well, you know, once I clip on the tie, I'm all business.

I get it. Yeah. How's that dissertation coming?

Oh, I've hit a dead end. I mean, research can only get me so far.

I'm never gonna know who she really was.

So, I think it's time that I move on to another subject.

I'll let you get back to work.

Okay. - Good night, Larry.

Yeah. Okay.




Hey, Rebecca. Hey.

Hey, listen. I don't think you should give up on your paper.

Okay. Why?

All right, look. This is gonna sound crazy, all right?

I mean, it's gonna sound like really, really crazy.

Okay. No, I mean like insanely crazy.

I can handle it. Okay.

You know how they say in certain museums history comes alive?

Yeah. In this museum... it actually does.

[Whispering] What are you talking about?

[Whispering] Everything in this museum comes to life at night.

Really? Yeah, really. I'm not kidding you.

You know that tablet, the Tablet of Ahkmenrah? Mm-hmm.

It actually brings things to life. It's like some ancient spell.

Since the '50s when it came here, every night everything's been coming to life.

I know this because Teddy Roosevelt told me. Seriously. The monkey, Dexter?

Right? The cute little— What is he? Like a-a— A capuchin. A capuchin, right. The capuchin.

He urinated on me and bit my nose.

And Sakagawea is in her case... alive every night, just listening to Lewis and Clark argue.

So if you really want to get inside her head...

[Whispering] I can hook that up.

That's cool. Yeah, it's cool. It's freakin' awesome!

Make fun of the history geek.

No. Rebecca!

Good night, Larry.

No, I'm not making fun of you. Rebecca!

[Grunts] There you go. Best seat in the house.

What's going on? If I told you, you'd think I'm crazy... so I'm just gonna show you.

What? You'll see in about 20 seconds.

Okay, you like Tyrannosaurus rex? Yeah.

Yeah? Well, I call him Rexy.

And he's about to come to life, Nicholas... in... five, four, three, two—

Dad? Hang on a sec.

Say hello to Rexy!

Dad, are you okay?

This is weird.

Guys? Come on!


[Whispering] Hey, T.R. Come on. Rise and shine, buddy. I need you to wake up.

Come on. My kid is here. I need you to wake up. Texas?

Texas, come on! Texas, come on! Get on, Texas!

Whoo! Get on, Texas! Giddap!

Just stop, okay?

No. Nicky, I'm telling you. There's this tablet, okay?

It's called the Tablet of Ahkmenrah, and every night at sundown— Now there's a tablet? Yeah, there is.

Come on, Dad.

Come on.

- It's gone. - What's gone?

The tablet. I think somebody stole it.

Yeah, right.

I'm not kidding, Nicky.


Hey! Nicky!

Hey! Hey, Nicky! Where are you going? Huh?

Home. What? Wait a minute.

[Door Opens]

Come on.


You guys shouldn't be here. Give us the tablet, son.

Wait a minute, Nicky. What are you guys doing?

We're not gonna hurt you. Give us the tablet.

I'm sorry to tell you this, son, but your dad doesn't work here anymore.

Got fired this morning. Couldn't hack it.

Dad, I thought you said you weren't fired.

I did, Nicky. They're lying. They're trying to steal that thing.

Just turn the middle piece. You'll see what I was talking about.

That is museum property, son. Now give it back.

Nicky, trust me. Just turn it.

[Gus] Give us the tablet.!

Nicky, trust me.

[Joints Creaking]

[Mammoth Trumpeting]

Nick, run, now.

Get back here, kid!

Whoa! [Grunts]

Bad idea, Larry.

You wanna dance, hot dog? Do you wanna dance?

Gus, you're an old man. I don't want to hurt— Ooh! Ow!


You see, Larry, a few years into thejob... the three of us realized that, like everything else in this museum... we got new life at night.

Sundown to sunrise, we felt young again.

[Grunts, Groans] Okay. Did not see that coming.

Gave us an energy boost.

We love the nightlife, Larry.

So when we found out they were gonna fire us, we had to steal the tablet.

Everyone knows you need the money.

Add to that the stuff we planted in your place— Pretty obvious you committed the crime. Take care of that cut.

Come on, guys. Let's go find that kid.

Sweet dreams, cupcake!

No! Pile driver!

[Groans] Come on. Let's get our tablet.

[Animal Noises]

Thank you very much. We'll take it from here.

Nicky! [Screams, Groans]

Just in time, Larry. We were just locking up.

Sleep tight, hotshot. [Laughs]

Let's grab everything we can fence.

I don't know about you, but I'm planning on a long retirement.



Teddy! Teddy, if you're out there, I need you, pal!

[Horse Whinnies]

Someone call my name? Whoa.

Theodore Roosevelt at your service.

Teddy, can you get us out of here? Can't do it, man.

This is your moment. Will you save the lectures, please? I'm not you, okay?

I didn't build the Panama Canal. I wasn't president of the United States.

I need some help! Come on!

Actually, I never did any of those things.

Teddy Roosevelt did.

I was made in a mannequin factory in Poughkeepsie.

I never shot a wild beast.

I'm not even brave enough to tell that beautiful woman I love her.

But you— You gotta finish the job this time. You can't quit.

I'm made of wax, Larry. What are you made of?

Whoa, whoa! Wait a minute! That's all you got for me? That's it!


[Loud Wailing]

That's it. Come on.


Go over there!

[Wailing Continues]


Hey. Hi. How you doin'?

Um, sorry to bother you, but, uh, your guys there, your jackal guys— Do you think you could actually ask them to back off, please?

We're not trying to hurt you, and they think we are.

Do you think you could possibly do it, like, now? [Shouts In Foreign Language]

[Foreign Language]

Thank you. Nicky. Thank you.

[Shouting] Dad?

[Shouting Continues]

[Gasps, Coughing] [Coughs]

You would not believe how stuffy it is in there.

How come you speak English?

I went to Cambridge University. You went to Cambridge?

I was on display in the Egyptology Department.

I am Ahkmenrah, fourth king of the fourth king... ruler of the land of my fathers.

Uh, I am Larry... son of Milton... and, uh, this is my son, Nick... and we hail from Brooklyn.

Well, I do. I mean, he comes out and stays with me on Wednesdays and every other weekend.

That was the, uh, custody agreement that we had.

Larry, Nick, guardians of Brooklyn...

I am forever in your debt.

Now bestow the tablet upon me... so that I may assume command of my kingdom.

Oh, yes. Okay, the tablet.

I would love to bestow it upon you... but we don't actually have it.

Thanks, guys. Don't worry. I'll watch out for him.

Thank you.

[Loud Commotion]

[Commotion Continues]

- [Man Shouting] What is that?

[Shouting Continues] Huns.

I gotta deal with this guy. [Shouts]

[Shouting] [Shouting]

[Shouting Stops]

[Shouting In Foreign Language]

[Shouting Gibberish]


[Shouting Gibberish]

[Foreign Language]

Pardon me, Larry. I speak Hun.

[Speaking Foreign Language]

[Foreign Language]


He says that he wants to rip you apart.

All right. Again with the ripping. Listen, I understand.

I get it. Ripping for you— You want to rip things, okay?

And I think maybe that's because somebody ripped you a long time ago.

In here.

Did somebody rip little— little baby Attila... a long time ago right here?

They ripped—They ripped something out, didn't they?

They ripped love.

They ripped love right out of you, didn't they?

A little baby all alone in a tent... whose daddy went off... to pillage some town or go and plunder somewhere.

Just doing his job. But who was left alone?

You. [Sobbing]

It's okay. It's okay. [Sobbing Continues]

Let it out. Let it go. Let it go.

## [Singing Gibberish]

It's okay. It's okay.

You're next.

Yeah. [Sighs]

Good. That's good. Just breathe.

Just—Just— [Shudders]

[Exhales] Yeah. Larry Daley?

Yeah? [Foreign Language]

[Foreign Language] Good. Yes.

[Grunting] Yeah, okay. Good. Good.

- [Loud Commotion] All right!

I need everybody to listen up!

[Commotion Continues] Guys, come on!

[Easter Island Head] Quiet.!

[Voice Echoing]



[All Screaming]

My dum-dum want to speak. Thank you.

Now this here is King Ahkmenrah.

His tablet is what brings you to life every night.

And those old night watchmenthey stole it.

Now we need to find those guards and get the tablet back... and we need to do it before morning.

Civil War guys, head over to the Planetarium Wing.

My explorer friend whose name escapes me—

[Whispering] It's Columbus. Right, Columbus.

Right. I'm sorry. There's no nameplate. So, Columbus... take the Neanderthals and do a sweep from Invertebrates all the way through Reptiles.

Jed and Octavius, their van's parked out back. Go take care of it.

Whoa, whoa, whoa. No. No, sir. I ain't workin' with toga boy.

Romans work alone. Ow! That didn't hurt.

Don't be a baby. Yes, it did!

Come on! Aaah! That was much harder!

Guys, come on! Jed, Octavius... take away the fact you were born 2,000 years apart.

You guys aren't that different. You're both great leaders.

You just want what's best for your people, right?

Yeah. Yeah.

Civil War dudes!

You guys are brothers, for God's sakes.

You've gotta stop fighting.

North wins. Slavery's bad. Sorry.

Don't wanna burst your bubble. But, South, you guys get...

Allman Brothers and... NASCAR.

So just chill!

Look, without that tablet, all of this this whole coming to life at night thing— it all goes away.

Now, I don't want to let that happen... but I need your help.

We can get this done, but we gotta do it together.

So who's with me?

[Murmurs Of Agreement] Yeah.

Who's with me? [Shouts Of Agreement]

Charge! [Roars]

All right! Let's do this, people!

And animals.

And weird, faceless puppet creatures.

Come on! Let's go! Let's do it!

Come on! Follow me, boys!


[All Screaming]

Aw, geez!

[Shouting In Italian]

Now, boys, we can do this the easy way or the hard way.

I guess it's gonna be the hard way.

[Italian] [Grunting]

[Octavius] Right, men, we're almost there.


[Air Hissing]


[Air Hissing]


[Air Hissing]

Save yourself!

I ain't quittin' you!


Reginald? Fellas? Where are you?


- [Whale Calling] [Screams]

[Indistinct Shouting]

That's what I'm talkin' about. Good job, gentlemen. [Grunting]

Loving the teamwork. [Grunting]

[Engine Starts]

They've vanished. How will we find them?

I know someone who could help. Come on.

Watch out! [Grunts]

Hey, Sakagawea or "waya." Listen, I need a favor. Somebody stole his tablet.

Do you think you can track the guys who took it?

He went east, but he lost control and crashed.

You're amazing. How can you tell that?

He left the wagon and went back.

He went back?

Why would he go back?

[Horses Whinnying]

Get out of the way! [Gasps]


You saved me.

You're worth saving, my dear.

Ooh. That's problematic.

Teddy! Oh, man. Larry, relax. I'm wax.

You've gotta do something. Dawn's approaching, and half the museum is running amok outside.

He's got my tablet. - [Tires Screeching]

[Jedidiah] Yee-haw.! Come on, Ockie.!


At your service, Gigantor.

How can we be of assistance, my liege?

Just give me a second, guys.

[Engine Revs] - [Loud Thumping]

Rexy. [Roaring]

Here, boy. Teddy, I need a horse.

Do it, man.

[Horses Whinnying] Hyah! Hyah!

[Roaring] [Laughing]

Whoo! Whoo!

Come on, boy! Let me hear you yell!

Yeah! Just livin' the dream, baby!

[Shouts] - I'm lovin'this.!

[Roaring Continues]

[Larry] Pull the stagecoach over now.!

Whoa! Hyah!

- Can I make this turn up here? Uh— I'll take that as a yes. Hang on.!


[Screaming] I can't hold her!

[Both Screaming]

Come on, Tex. Let's finish this. Hyah! Hyah! Come on!

Hyah! Hyah!

Give me the tablet, Cecil! Can't do it, son!

[Horses Whinnying] Hyah!

Pull over!

It ain't gonna happen! Moving on!

Last chance, Cecil! Stop the horses, or I will!

They can't be stopped, Larry. Don't you know your history?

These are money carriers. They were trained not to stop for anything but a secret word.

Really? You mean a word like... Dakota!

[Gasps, Screams]

[Grunts] Come on, Tex.

I read up on my history. Thanks for the tip.

Oh, and by the way, don't ever talk to me like that in front of my son.

Moving on.

[Grunts] Hey, Huns.

Tell Attila to have his boys take him back to the museum, put him with the guards.

[Foreign Language]

Oh, and no limb ripping, okay?

[Foreign Language] No, no, no, no.

[Foreign Language]

- Makeekaka. - [Huns Laughing]

[Shouting In Foreign Language]


Hey, w-wait. Hold the phone.

What does "makeekaka" mean? Wait. Translation, please.

The year was 1909. I was going up the Zambezi River in Africa... and our river guide was a brilliant Pygmy who spoke only by clicking.

[Clicking] [Laughing]

[Clicking Continues]

Oh, there we are.

Oh, boy. - [Ahkmenrah] What is it?

I gotta get you guys back to the museum.

[Nick] How?

Ahkmenrah, I'm gonna need your help.

This is your tablet. You know the instructions. I need you to get everyone back.

[Speaking Foreign Language]




- [Phone Beeps] Come on.

There's somebody who's gotta see this.

[Man] What I'm saying is, for the type of money that they pay A-Rod... he oughta be bringin' home a World Series trophy every season.

Know what I mean? - [Loud Roaring]


[Animal Noises]

Now who they gonna get to clean up all that doo-doo?

- [Ahkmenrah] Inuit. - [Larry] Yeah.

- One terra-cotta soldier. Vikings. - Right.

- Alpaca. Llama. - Welcome back, ladies.

[Speaking Spanish] Hey, uh, Viking guys.

Do me a favor. Your fellows made some sort of funeral pyre-type thing in Petrified Wood.

Go clean that up, okay? Thank you.

- [Moose Bellowing] Uh-oh. He's back.

All right. I'll deal with this joker.

Hey, hey, moose! It's not gonna happen, buddy!

I told you three times. You can't come through this door with those antlers.

So you and your caribou buddy gotta go around to the loading dock.

- [Roosevelt] Lawrence.! Hey, Teddy!

Great to see you in one piece.

Sakagawea, a little hot wax, and I'm a new man.


I told you I wasn't making fun of you.

I know.


Oh, my God.

You wanna meet her?

Yeah? Yeah.

Come on. Excuse me.

President Roosevelt, this is my friend Rebecca.

An honor. Hi.

And this is "Sakagawaya."

"Wee-ah." "Wee-ah."


I think she has a few questions she wants to ask you.

You rock! I am a big fan.

What would you like to know?

Um, well, I don't know where to start, but, um—

[Lions Roaring]

One Buddha. Namaste. Check.

Two zebras. [Whinnying]

Uh, right. Check.

Dexter! Welcome back. - Hey, Dex. So, look.

No hard feelings, all right?

Lawrence! You saw—You saw what he did just then!

Who's evolved? I am.

Who's evolved? I am!

[Chitters] Good.

[Roosevelt] Well, they're all here. Well done. Everyone's in.

Yeah, well, not everyone.

We lost a couple of good little men out there tonight.

With great victory comes great sacrifice.


Dad, look.!

Bully! [Laughs]

You ain't gettin' rid of us that easy.


Until tomorrow evening, Lawrence.

Yeah. I don't know about that, Teddy.

It's gonna be tough to talk my way out of this one.

Well, if that's indeed the case, then it's farewell, my friend.

Nick? Your father's a great man.

I know.

I told you.

All right. Good night.

No, Lawrence. Good day.

Hey, Teddy?


[Announcer] You're watching New York 1. News all morning.

Thanks for joining us this morning.

There is a fresh blanket of snow on the ground today... but it's not the snow that's got New Yorkers talking.

It's what's in the snow. There are dinosaur tracks along West 81 st Street.

Here's the remarkable video.

These appear to be Tyrannosaurus rex tracks... and they lead straight to the Museum of Natural History.

[Woman] Authorities have found what appear to be cave drawings in the subway.

[Man] Neanderthals atop the museum roof.

Elaborate hoax or publicity stunt?

You be the judge. But one thing's for sure.

The folks at the Natural History Museum have really outdone them—

[TVSwitches Off]

Any explanation at all?

No. Got nothin'.


I'll take your keys and your flashlight.

- [Chattering] - [Man] Folks, this way.

[Chattering Continues]


My name is Nick Daley. My Career Day parent is my dad.

He's the night watchman at the Museum of Natural History.

Hey. How's it goin'? Well, Nicky said it.

I'm the night watchman at the Museum of Natural History.

Let me tell you something. That's when history comes alive.

How many of you guys been over to the museum? - [Students Shouting]


[Loud Commotion]

[Commotion Continues]

##[Man Singing]

##[Singing Continues]

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[Mammoth Trumpeting]

- ##[Continues] Hey, it's gettin' late. You ready to go home?

Nope. [Laughs]

[Engine Revs]

Let's ride. - [Tires Screeching]


##[Woman Singing]


It was nice of Larry not to rat us out, but this is ridiculous.

We're night watchmen, not janitors.

Gentlemen, you're doing a terrific job. I'm gonna catch a few Z's.

You ain't goin' nowhere.

Start moppin', hot dog.


Over here.