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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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Make an impressive statement
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Accentuate your theme with special lighting
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Host a private corporate event at the Natural History Museum

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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

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.
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.
Affiliations
SESMA MPI ISES

Capacities

Space Max. Reception Capacity Max. Seated Capacity Sq. feet Floor Plan
Rotunda 500 -
National Museum of Natural History: Entire Space 3,000 -
Rotunda 500 -
Baird Auditorium 530 530
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