Ben Stiller plays Larry Daley, a down on his luck divorced father in this family-friendly tale directed by Shawn Levy (Just Married, Cheaper By The Dozen).
Larry has lots of ideas and dreams but none of them come to fruition. In an attempt to prove his stability to his ex-wife (Kim Raver) and his son, Nicky (Jake Cherry), Larry accepts a job as a night guard at the Museum of Natural History. But the elderly night guards who hire him (played by entertainment legends Mickey Rooney, Dick Van Dyke, and Bill Cobbs) fail to mention one crucial detail... when the museum is closed, everything inside comes to life.
From Attila the Hun to miniature Roman soldiers, African mammals to Neanderthal men and Egyptian mummies to dinosaur skeletons, the museum teems with lively activity. Now it's Larry's job to control the mayhem and show his son that he is, indeed, a great man after all!