San Diego Natural History Museum

1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA
Capacity: 1,800 people

About San Diego Natural History Museum

Selecting SDNHM as your venue for your upcoming event! The San Diego Natural History Museum is located in beautiful Balboa Park, just minutes from downtown, and offers a unique and memorable venue for any event. Multilevel exhibit and event spaces invite guests to explore galleries that illustrate the science and beauty of nature… all while your guests enjoy an unforgettable evening. With your support, you directly sponsor our mission “to interpret the natural world through research, education and exhibits; to promote understanding of the evolution and diversity of southern California and the peninsula of Baja California; and to inspire in all a respect for nature and the environment.” Please ask your event manager for a tailor proposal that fits all your event needs. When selecting the San Diego Natural History Museum for your event, our team is dedicated to provide unlimited site visits, support with day of vendor coordination, and provide custom floor plans to ensure your event is successful from start to finish.

Event Spaces

Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan Theater
Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan Theater
Grand Atrium & Mezzanine
Grand Atrium & Mezzanine
Legler Benbough Exhibition Hall
Legler Benbough Exhibition Hall
Discovery Room
El Mirador Rooftop Terrace
Exhibition Hall Lobby
Fourth Floor Exterior Deck
Grand Atrium's Mezzanine
J.W. Sefton Boardroom
Roof-top Deck
Sefton Grand Atrium
Venue Types
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Waterview
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1800
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 114,620