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Natural History Museum

At your service – expert arrangements in a variety of dramatic settings, intimate or expansive – in the world’s largest natural history museum.

Located on the National Mall, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History offers a unique and memorable venue for any event, from a seated dinner for 20 guests to a reception for 3,500. You and your guests can explore galleries that bring the natural world to life while enjoying an unforgettable evening. With our unparalleled collections and monumental architecture, we are a premiere site for after-hours special events.


When you host an event at the Museum, you help support our mission of understanding the natural world and our place in it.



  • Reception capacity- 400

  • Seating capacity- 400

Map in Grass

Hall of Human Origins

  • Reception capacity: 400

  • Seating capacity: 60


Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals

  • Reception Capacity - 300

  • Seating Capacity - 50


Hall of Mammals

  • Reception capacity: 350

  • Seating capacity: 80



Reception capacity: 400

Seating capacity: 100


Fossil Hall

  • Reception capacity: 300

  • Seating capacity: 100

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