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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Special Events Department



Dine with a dinosaur! Party with a pachyderm! Dazzle your guests with diamonds! The 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

Dine with a dinosaur! Party with a pachyderm! Dazzle your guests with diamonds! The 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. Entertain and impress your guests under the dome of the four-story, Beaux-Arts Rotunda next to Henry, the African bush elephant. Our Museum is home to the world-famous Hope Diamond and National Gem Collection, Ocean Hall, Mammal Hall, and the newly renovated National Fossil Hall.

Located on the National Mall within viewing distance of the U.S. Capitol, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is the world’s largest natural history museum. With its unparalleled collections and monumental architecture, it is also a premier site for after-hours special events.

The National Museum of Natural History is the "natural" choice for your next special event. Please contact our Office of Special Events at [email protected] or 202-633-1650 for pricing and more information.

Largest Meeting Room Details

Capacity, Banquet-style: 3500, Capacity, Theatre-style: 530

Meeting Space Details

Inside Reception Capacity: 3500

Discount

Membership Discounts, Voucher Program

Metro Station

Federal Triangle, Smithsonian

CONTACT

Constitution Ave. at 10th St. NW
Washington, DC 20560
United States

(202) 633-1650
Meeting Space
Dimensions (ft.)
Total Sq. Ft.
Ceiling Height (ft.)
Reception Capacity
Theater Capacity
Banquet Capacity
Classroom Capacity
  • BAIRD AUDITORIUM
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • Rotunda
  • Ocean Hall
  • Mammal Hall
  • Gem Hall
  • Hall of Human Origins
  • Fossil Hall
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • 11000.00
  • 21000.00
  • 19100.00
  • 17300.00
  • 15300.00
  • 31400.00
  • 3500
  • 400
  • 400
  • 350
  • 300
  • 400
  • 530
  • 530
  • 3500
  • 400
  • 400
  • 350
  • 300
  • 400
  • 300

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