Night at the Museum

Continuity mistake: When Larry does the magic trick with the disappearing handkerchief, the amount of coloured handkerchief visible out of his thumb changes massively between shots. (00:59:00)

Continuity mistake: When the T-Rex is going after Larry, Larry is behind a desk. The T-Rex bangs his head on the desk and then lifts the desk and throws the desk. A few scenes later the desk is back in place and there is no mess from the papers that were there before. (00:22:50 - 00:23:40)

Revealing mistake: When the T-rex launches the table away, a couple of papers on it don't move a single inch, revealing they're glued to the table.

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: Sacajawea is pushed down by Teddy and falls face-up, yet lands face-down a frame later.

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: When the Neanderthals throw the foam on him, it noticeably changes shape and size throughout the next few shots. (01:02:05)

Matt Lynch

Revealing mistake: In the park after the bad guys have been defeated and everyone starts returning to the museum, watch the T-Rex closely. In the overhead shot, he seemingly "floats" right through the branches of the trees which he normally would be moving. (01:34:50)

manthabeat Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Larry first meets the Easter Island head, he is talking to him from about 5 feet (or more) away. When it cuts back to him after the shot of the people chasing him, he is just inches away from it. (00:24:50)

Continuity mistake: When Larry notices the caveman's footprints leading to the open window and goes to investigate, the footprints are gone in the next shot. (01:05:25)

Continuity mistake: When Larry is explaining to Rebecca how the museum comes alive at night, her purse straps are alternately crossed and uncrossed on her shoulder. (01:11:25)

Visible crew/equipment: When Larry and Rebecca (in her red coat) are outside the museum and she is giving him information about the exhibits, there is a boom mike visible in the top part of the screen for a brief moment after they cross the street. (00:47:30)

Continuity mistake: When Larry lifts up the cowboy and the roman emperor and places them on the bench, they move closer together between shots. (00:53:20)

Continuity mistake: The epaulets on Larry's normal jacket disappear and reappear between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Larry is talking to Erica about getting a job, they both drink glasses of water. In one shot, Erica is just about to drink from her glass, but in the next shot her arm is lowered down by her waist. (00:05:05)

Continuity mistake: When Larry tells Rebecca that the museum comes to life, they are in front of the Neanderthal display. But when Rebecca leaves, they are in front of Teddy Roosevelt.

Brad Premium member

Factual error: During one of the first scenes with Teddy Roosevelt he has a small "2" on his collar above his Cavalry crossed sabers. However, his "Rough Riders" were in the 1st Cavalry Regiment. Later in the movie he's wearing the correct "1" there. (00:36:20)

Kevin Flatley

Other mistake: When Larry takes Jed back to his miniature city, in the shot where the T-Rex almost hits Larry, watch Teddy's' horse. His head moves, following Larry and the cameraman. This cannot happen as the horse and Teddy had been already transformed into statues. (00:42:00 - 00:43:00)


Revealing mistake: Towards the beginning of the film when Ben Stiller looks at the photo at him and his son, you can see that the photo is a fake. Ben and his son cast a shadow on the shadow behind them.

Continuity mistake: In the end, when Larry meets up with Teddy Roosevelt, during that whole scene, the people in the background change positions, especially the guards in the blue cape.

Continuity mistake: When Larry is about to grab the bone for the first time, a brochure on the right appears and disappears between shots.

Sacha Premium member

Other mistake: When Larry crosses the street, when going to the museum for the first time, the traffic light for pedestrians is red the entire time. Yet he and other pedestrians casually cross the street (he even stops for a bit) while the yellow cabs don't make any attempt at driving off (although their light should be green). Although there's a small gap between one light turning red and the other turning green, it takes close to 10 seconds while nobody appears to be in any rush.


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