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The Rotunda is the perfect focal point of any event
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The Natural History Museum can accommodate receptions with up to 3,000 guests
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Transform the Rotunda into a magical space
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The historic building showcases some of Washington DC’s finest architecture
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Let the Rotunda dome be your canvas
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Accentuate your theme with special lighting
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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Constitution Avenue at 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20560 Get Directions


Opened in 1910, highlights for private guest viewing at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History include the Beaux-Arts Rotunda with the African bush elephant, the Hope Diamond and National Gem Collection, 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.
Dine in the deep seas! Party with a pachyderm! Dazzle your guests with diamonds! Entertain your guests in a variety of dramatic settings, intimate or expansive, in the world’s most visited natural history museum.
Memorable Moment
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, D.C., forever changing the city’s skyline and the nation’s scholarly resources.


Space Max. Reception Capacity Max. Seated Capacity Sq. feet Floor Plan
National Museum of Natural History: Entire Space 3,500 500
Rotunda 400 400
Ocean Hall 400 100
Mammals Hall 350 80
Gem Hall 300 50
Human Origins Hall 300 60
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