Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) is a fantasy adventure film directed by Shawn Levy. It is the sequel to the 2006 film Night at the Museum and follows the story of Larry Daley, a former night guard at the American Museum of Natural History, as he embarks on a new adventure at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
The film begins with Larry (played by Ben Stiller) having left his job as a night guard and becoming a successful inventor. However, he soon learns that the exhibits at the museum, including his friends, have been packed away and sent to the Federal Archives at the Smithsonian in preparation for renovations. Determined to save his friends, Larry travels to Washington, D.C., and manages to infiltrate the archives.
Upon arriving at the Smithsonian, Larry discovers that the tablet of Ahkmenrah, the ancient Egyptian artifact that brings the exhibits to life, is also at the museum. However, he soon realizes that the tablet’s power is being misused by the evil Egyptian pharaoh, Kahmunrah (played by Hank Azaria), who plans to use it to conquer the world. To stop him, Larry must team up with his old friends, including Teddy Roosevelt (played by Robin Williams), Amelia Earhart (played by Amy Adams), and General Custer (played by Bill Hader), as well as a new ally, the spunky British museum guard, Tilly (played by Rebel Wilson).
As Larry and his team navigate through the vast halls of the Smithsonian, they encounter various exhibits that come to life