Night At The Museum | 2006

Directed by: Shawn Levy

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Main Plot

A night guard at a museum discovers that the exhibits come to life after dark. Chaos ensues as he tries to control the mischievous historical figures and save the museum from a plot to steal an ancient artifact.


  • Ben Stiller's character in Night at the Museum is Larry Daley, a night security guard at the museum.
  • Carla Gugino's character in Night at the Museum is Rebecca Hutman, a museum curator who helps Larry Daley.
  • Ricky Gervais plays Dr. McPhee, the museum director, who oversees the night watchmen and the exhibits that come to life.

Ending Explained

In the ending of Night at the Museum, Larry saves the museum from being closed down by convincing the board to let the exhibits come to life during the night. He also helps his friends, the exhibits, find their purpose and happiness. Larry reconciles with his son and gains a new job as the night guard. The exhibits bid farewell to Larry, but promise to always be there for him. As Larry walks away, the museum comes alive once again, filled with laughter and adventure.

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Shawn Levy Ben Stiller Carla Gugino Ricky Gervais