Cleveland Museum of Natural History - Cleveland, OH - Meeting Place
1 Wade Oval Dr, Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland, Ohio
Capacity: Up to 1000
1 Wade Oval Dr
Cleveland, OH 44106
Neighborhood: University Circle
Maximum Capacity: 1000 people
Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland — Home to many archeological specimens, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History provides temporary and permanent exhibits, a planetarium, a living courtyard and gardens, a collection of precious gems and many exhibition halls. For a more intimate affair, the precious gems collection is ideal for small groups. The museum's rooftop Observation Deck can accommodate 250 guests overlooking the courtyard. The auditorium and small classrooms are also available for meetings and conferences. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is ideal for corporate events, wedding receptions, bar and bat mitzvah celebrations, and benefits. Rental charges are based on the number of guests. Admission, parking and after-hours access to most exhibit halls in the Museum are included with the rental. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History can accommodate up to 1,000 guests maximum. All rentals begin at 5 p.m. and last till midnight.
Phone: Show Phone

Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland — Steggies View of The Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Photos published with permission of Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland — Steggies View of The Cleveland Museum of Natural History.Cleveland Museum of Natural History, ClevelandCleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland — The Museum is considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in North America. Its mission emphasizes scientific research, conservation and education.

The Museum offers an extraordinary visitor experience. Permanent exhibits of special interest include the 3 million-year-old human ancestor Australopithecus afarensis, known as “Lucy,” and the 150 million-year-old Haplocanthosaurus delfsi, one of the most complete mounted sauropods on display anywhere in the world. 

The Museum also features a planetarium, observatory, discovery center, live animal shows and a wildlife center and woods garden highlighting native Ohio flora and fauna, including bobcats, river otters and birds of prey. Traveling exhibitions, lecture series and public programs are offered frequently. Amenities include the Museum Store, Steggie's Café, outdoor picnic tables and on-site parking.
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Event Spaces
Classroom A
General Event Space
These small classrooms are available for meetings and conferences
Links: Website
  • Air Conditioned
Classroom B
General Event Space
Classroom C
General Event Space
Corning Gallery
General Event Space
Fawick Gallery
Exhibit Hall
Kahn Hall
Exhibit Hall
Kirtland Hall of Prehistoric LifePhotos Available
Exhibit Hall Max Capacity: 250 people
Murch Auditorium
Auditorium Max Capacity: 500 people
Museum Store
General Event Space
Nathan and Fannye Shafran PlanetariumPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 85 people
Ralph Mueller ObservatoryPhotos Available
General Event Space
Rooftop Observation Deck
Outdoor Venue Max Capacity: 250 people
Video Suite
General Event Space
Wade Gallery of Gems and Jewels
General Event Space
Approved Vendors
A Taste of Excellence
(440) 845-0800
Fax: (440) 845-5570
Contact: Bill Rini

Devring’s Catering
(216) 251-1901
Fax: (216) 251-0644
Contact: Marge Devring

Marigold Café & Catering
(216) 566-5400
Fax: (216) 566-5403
Contact: Joan Rosenthal

Restaurant Associates
(216) 231-8015
Contact: Peggy Hausser

(216) 523-5899 or 800-837-5899
Fax: (216) 523-1873
Contact: Denise Marie Fugo

Mustard Seed Market
(440) 519-3663
Fax: (440) 519-1951
Contact: Ellyn Chantos

There is a $500 surcharge for
using a caterer not on our
preferred caterers list.
Caterers not listed must
submit for approval. If
approved, proof of insurance
and a $500 deposit are required.
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