Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

10th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC
Capacity: 3,500 people

About Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Located on the National Mall, the Smithsonian 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. You and your guests can explore galleries that bring the natural world to life while enjoying an unforgettable evening. With our unparalleled collections and monumental architecture, we are a premiere site for after-hours special events. When you host an event at the Museum, you help support our mission of understanding the natural world and our place in it. Events of a personal nature (weddings, retirement parties, birthday parties, etc.) are not permitted.

Package Pricing

Rental Rate Starting At
$17,000 /event
Pricing for meetings only

Event Spaces

Nation's Fossil Hall
Nation's Fossil Hall
The Rotunda
The Rotunda
Hall of Mammals
Hall of Mammals
Ocean Hall
Ocean Hall
Hall of Geology, Gems, & Minerals
Hall of Geology, Gems, & Minerals
Hall of Human Origins
Hall of Human Origins
Baird Auditorium
Baird Auditorium

Recommendations

Impressive Venue for Corporate Event - An Eventective User from SOUTH PORTLAND, ME

I recently attended the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards ceremony and reception at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. It was a wonderful venue for the event that included an awards presentation, special speakers and reception. The reception was held in the rotunda which was an impressive space and guests were allowed to mingle and view the exhibits which was a lot of fun. The staff was wonderful and the catering was some of the best I have had at a private event. I would definitely recommend this venue for a corporate event!

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Amenities
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 3500
  • Special Features: Events are held among various exhibits in the museum.
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 7