American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West & 79th Street, New York, NY

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West & 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
Neighborhood: Manhattan > West Side/ Uptown > Upper West Side
Central Park West & 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
Neighborhood: Manhattan > West Side/ Uptown > Upper West Side

Maximum Capacity: 6573 people
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The American Museum of Natural History is one of the most architecturally magnificent and educationally rich venues in the world to host a special event. Over 40 spectacular exhibition halls showcase the natural wonders of our planet and the universe beyond as well as the greatest treasures of human cultures. The Museum, with its 136-year tradition of exploration and scientific inquiry, has played host to some of the most glittering, prestigious, and spectacular events for world leaders, sport greats, celebrities in movies, television and media, as well as to galas for corporations and not-for-profit organizations.

The American Museum of Natural History is unsurpassed by any other venue in New York City. Where else can you dine under a 94-foot blue whale, sip cocktails next to one of the world's tallest freestanding dinosaur displays, or dance among the planets? The Milstein Hall of Ocean Life offers one of the largest spaces in New York City for a seated dinner, and the Rose Center for Earth and Space can accommodate 1,500 for a stand-up reception. The Museum's theaters are equipped with cutting-edge audio-visual technology and are ideal for film premieres, multi-media presentations, and award ceremonies.

From the Big Bang to ancient fossils, from world cultures to a Central African rain forest, the American Museum of Natural History offers the ultimate in exceptional and extraordinary backgrounds for your cocktail reception, product launch, showcase, gala dinner, or celebration. These one-of-a-kind event spaces are available to corporate and individual patrons of the Museum and not-for-profit groups.
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American Museum of Natural History, New York

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American Museum of Natural History, New YorkAmerican Museum of Natural History, New York — The Akeley Hall of African Mammals set for a smaller, more intimate dinner.American Museum of Natural History, New York — Arthur Rose TerraceAmerican Museum of Natural History, New York — North GalleriaAmerican Museum of Natural History, New York — Milstein Hall of Ocean LifeAmerican Museum of Natural History, New York — PowerhouseAmerican Museum of Natural History, New YorkAmerican Museum of Natural History, New York — Theodore Roosevelt RotundaAmerican Museum of Natural History, New York — Theodore Roosevelt RotundaAmerican Museum of Natural History, New York
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1/30/2012

"No Bones About It", An Eventective User from Detroit, Michigan
My brother in law and his wife got married last fall at the American Museum Of Natural History in New York City, New York. It was an amazing location and one of the best weddings I have ever been to. There were over two-hundred and fifty guests and there was space for quite a few more. It was amazing to be surrounded by the ancient dinosaur bones in the loft like openness. The food was amazing. It was catered by Restaurant Associates. It is a wonderful in house catering service.They had a amazing cocktail hour on the Arthur Ross Terrace which is beautiful. I know that the site was very expensive but it seemed like it was worth every penny if you have that kind of money. The picture opportunities for the couple were amazing. There were so many options inside and outside the museum that made beautiful back drops for photographs. The staff was wonderful as well. They knew how to run a wedding as they have many of them all year long. They offer coat check and great music for the reception and everything in between. The staff was so friendly and they could answer all of your questions.

1/20/2012

"Unique New York", An Eventective User from (New York, New York) (New York, New York)
MY wife and I grew up together in Cairo, GA. We always were drawn toward space and I always aspired to be an astronaut. 15 years after we first me we are given our son. I'm 18 she is 16. 3 years after that we are still unmarried but I'm trying my best as a small time journalist while we move to Staten Island. We were married at Alice Austin Park in Staten Island. That is not my recommendation. 4 days before the wedding we spent the day in New York doing our favorite things like getting frozen yogurt and shopping at our favorite hidden boutiques. I then took Amy to the planetarium. When I asked a young lady if I could have her congratulate our wedding she instead gave me the mic. I choked up but let out a few words. "I love you so much, Amy. I'm so happy you have actually stuck with me for so long and I'm glad I have someone to look at the stars with". That struck home for us both because ever since leaving GA we weren't able to see stars clearly thanks to city lights. The place darkened and we were shown the night sky and a tour of the planets. I know this might not exactly fit your criteria but this was the most personal and romantic thing that has ever been for me and it only cost the price of an admission ticket. We were married Nov. 15, 2010 and haven't been apart since.
Event Spaces
Akeley Hall of African MammalsPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 500 people
Akeley Hall of African Mammals, American Museum of Natural History, New York

Photos published with permission of American Museum of Natural History

Akeley Hall of African Mammals, American Museum of Natural History, New YorkAkeley Hall of African Mammals, American Museum of Natural History, New YorkAkeley Hall of African Mammals, American Museum of Natural History, New York
The elephants are the main event, flanked by 28 dramatic depictions of the remarkable wildlife and habitats of the late 19th-century African continent.
Supported Layouts and Capacities
Banquet - 8 per
Capacity: 350 People
Reception
Capacity: 500 People
Features
  • Audio Visual: Built-in AV Equipment
Astor TurretPhotos Available
General Event Space
Cullman Hall of the UniversePhotos Available
General Event Space
Gottesman Hall of Planet EarthPhotos Available
General Event Space
Hall of BiodiversityPhotos Available
General Event Space
Hall of Northwest Coast IndiansPhotos Available
General Event Space
Halls of Saurischian and Ornithischian DinosaursPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 600 people
Kaufmann TheaterPhotos Available
Auditorium
LeFrak TheaterPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 944 people
Linder TheaterPhotos Available
Auditorium
Milstein Hall of Ocean LifePhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 1200 people
North GalleriaPhotos Available
General Event Space
PowerhousePhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 600 people
Rose Center for Earth and SpacePhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 1500 people
The Hayden Planetarium Space TheaterPhotos Available
Auditorium Max Capacity: 429 people
Theodore Roosevelt RotundaPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 800 people
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