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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

10th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560 Email Phone Number 202.633.1650 Website

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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10th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560

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The Rotunda is the perfect focal point of any event

The Natural History Museum can accommodate receptions with up to 3,000 guests

Transform the Rotunda into a magical space

The historic building showcases some of Washington DC’s finest architecture

Let the Rotunda dome be your canvas

Make an impressive statement

Accentuate your theme with special lighting

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Host a private corporate event at the Natural History Museum

Overview: World’s most visited natural history museum. Highlights for private guest viewing include the Beaux-Arts rotunda with the African bush elephant, the Hope Diamond and Gem Hall, the Ocean Hall, the Mammals Hall, and changing exhibits. Corporations and associations making an unrestricted gift to the National Museum of Natural History may co-sponsor an event in celebration of their gift.


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Overview

World’s most visited natural history museum. Highlights for private guest viewing include the Beaux-Arts rotunda with the African bush elephant, the Hope Diamond and Gem Hall, the Ocean Hall, the Mammals Hall, and changing exhibits. Corporations and associations making an unrestricted gift to the National Museum of Natural History may co-sponsor an event in celebration of their gift.

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Science/Natural History Museums
Museums/Cultural Spaces

Buzz

Dine in the deep sea! Party with a pachyderm! Dazzle your guests with diamonds! Expert arrangements, from menus and flowers to music and parking, in a variety of dramatic settings, intimate or expansive, in the world’s largest natural history museum.

Memorable Moments

In the first decade of the 20th century, the green-slate dome of the National Museum of Natural History rose above the tree line of Washington, forever changing the city’s skyline and the nation’s scholarly resources.

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Rotunda

Standing/Reception 500
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National Museum of Natural History: Entire Space

Standing/Reception 3000
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Rotunda

Standing/Reception 500
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Baird Auditorium

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Theater 530
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Rotunda 500 - - - - - -
National Museum of Natural History: Entire Space 3000 - - - - - -
Rotunda 500 - - - - - -
Baird Auditorium - - 530 - - - -

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