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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. 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 nhevents [at] si.edu or 202-633-1650 for pricing and more information.

Largest Meeting Room Details
Capacity, Banquet-style: 400
Capacity, Theatre-style: 500
Meeting Space Details
Inside Reception Capacity: 3500
Price
FREE
Discount
Membership Discounts, Voucher Program
Metro Station
Federal Triangle, Smithsonian

Meeting Space

Room Name Dimensions Total Sq. Ft. Ceiling Height Theater Capacity Banquet Capacity Classroom Capacity Addl Info
BAIRD AUDITORIUM --x-- -- -- 530 -- --
National Museum of Natural History --x-- -- -- -- -- --
Rotunda --x-- -- -- -- 400 --
Ocean Hall --x-- -- -- -- 100 --
Mammals Hall --x-- -- -- -- 80 --
Gem Hall --x-- -- -- -- 50 --
Hall of Human Origins --x-- -- -- -- 80 --
Fossil Hall --x-- -- -- -- -- --
Constitution Ave. at 10th St., NW
Washington, DC 20560
National Mall
Contact

(202) 633-1650 or nhevents () si ! edu

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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Special Events Department Space

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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Special Events Department General Info

Number of Rooms: 7

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Special Events Department Proximity

Min to Airport: 0
Distance to Conv Center: 0