Directory of Science/Natural History Museums in New York

National Museum of the American Indian | New York

The National Museum of the American Indian is where art, history, & culture come together in an extraordinary way. Near...
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Auditorium 325 -
Meeting Room 2 50 80
Meeting Room 1 50 80
Diker Pavilion 375 500
Rotunda 300 1,000
Meeting Room 4 25 40
Meeting Room 3 25 40
Great Hall 100 300
Collector's Office - 49
Auditorium Lobby - 200
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American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is a one-of-a-kind experience, every single time. Forty-five exhibition halls tempt your guests to...
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Milstein Hall of Ocean Life 1,000 1,200
Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda 500 800
Cullman Hall of the Universe 350 1,500
LeFrak Theater 924 -
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2nd Floor (primary event space) - 100
Ground Floor Exhibition Space - 100
3rd Floor Executive Meeting Room - 25
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Bronx Museum of the Arts

This 35-year-old institution, designed by Arquitectonica, includes a facade of diagonally positioned glass-and-steel panels, a minimalist main gallery, an education...
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Second Floor North Wing 130 160
Bronx Museum of the Arts: 300 400
Bronx Museum of the Arts: Lowery Gallery 200 250
Bronx Museum of the Arts: Conference Room 40 40
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Bronx Zoo

This locale boasts the nation's largest metropolitan zoological park on 265 acres of land home to unique habitats and over...
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Bronx Zoo: Entire Space - -
Bronx Zoo: Dancing Crane Cafe, Indoor Public Seating - -
Bronx Zoo: Indoor Conference Room - -
Bronx Zoo: Dancing Crane Cafe, Entire Space 200 750
Bronx Zoo: Africa Lab - -
Bronx Zoo: Dancing Crane Cafe, Outdoor Covered Seating 200 750
Bronx Zoo: Reptile Court - -
Bronx Zoo: Dancing Crane Cafe, Private Dining Room 25 125
Bronx Zoo: Flaherty Learning Center in the Congo Gorilla Forest 40 40
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Brooklyn Children's Museum

Founded in 1899, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum offers a rooftop plaza that holds as many as 700 guests. The educational...
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Brooklyn Children's Museum: Entire Space - -
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Bruce Museum

This art and science museum offers its galleries for rental both before it opens at 10 a.m. and after it...
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Bruce Museum: Entire Space 160 250
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Central Park Zoo

Animals inhabit their own park within Central Park, a 6.5-acre area with over 1,400 animals of more than 130 species...
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Central Park Zoo: Entire Space - -
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The former mansion of Andrew Carnegie, reopened it expanded gallery space in December 2014. The new design provides sixty percent...
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Great Hall with Dance Floor 70 250
Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden 500 1,000
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Dia Beacon

This gigantic space (encompassing almost 300,000 square feet) is the Dia Art Foundation’s latest outpost. It’s housed in a former...
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Dia Beacon: Lower Level - -
Dia Beacon: West Garden - -
Dia Beacon: - -
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Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

In the upper reaches of Manhattan is this Dutch Colonial farmhouse, which dates to 1785. Closed for renovations, the house...
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Dyckman Farmhouse Museum: - -
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum: Farmhouse - -
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum: Garden - -
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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Millions of immigrants entered the U.S. via this port of entry—a 27.5-acre island in New York Harbor. The Registry Room...
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Ellis Island Immigration Museum: East Lawn and American Wall of 1,200 1,200
Ellis Island Immigration Museum: Theaters 1 and 2 140 140
Ellis Island Immigration Museum: Registry Room - -
Ellis Island Immigration Museum: Baggage Room and Peopling of A - -
Ellis Island Immigration Museum: Entire Space - -
Ellis Island Immigration Museum: Conference Room - 100
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Liberty Science Center

The 20,000-square-foot center is available for events; among the usable areas are 11,000-square-foot Governors Hall; a fourth-floor space with view...
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Liberty Science Center: 100 100
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Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center: Entire Space - -
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Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

This splashy event space features a 337-seat IMAX theater ideal for hosting multimedia presentations, lectures, or private screenings of the...
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Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk: Entire Space 400 -
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Morgan Library & Museum

Designed by Renzo Piano, this institution features three glass-and-steel pavilions. The structures connect the original three buildings to an additional...
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Morgan Library: East Room & Rotunda 60 150
Morgan Library:Entire Space 380 1,125
Morgan Library: North/South Parlor 40 64
Morgan Library: Education Center 70 70
Morgan Library: Gilbert Court 280 447
Morgan Library: Gilder Lehrman Hall & Lobby 264 464
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Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Built in 1799, this structure operated as a hotel in the 1820s and now features period-decorated rooms and tours that...
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Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden: 50 50
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden: Entire Space 50 50
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Museum of Mathematics

The Museum of Mathematics opened its permanent home in late 2012. The 19,000-square-foot venue occupies two levels of a building...
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Museum of Mathematics: Entire Space - 1,900
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Museum of Sex

This small institution in the Flatiron district provides exhibitions that explore and document the historical and cultural context of human...
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Museum of Sex: Entire Space - -
Museum of Sex: Event Space - -
Museum of Sex: Meeting Room - 1,000
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Museum of the City of New York

Designed by Polshek Partnership, this space features a three-level pavilion. The 248-seat ground level auditorium holds 150 for receptions. On...
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Fifth Avenue Terrace 350 450
South Terrace 250 350
Lobby Rotunda 200 500
Marble Court 210 250
Ronay Menschel Hall 200 200
Bruno A. Quinson Room 40 50
Entire Space - 1,200
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Neue Galerie New York

Dedicated to German and Austrian art, this facility allows corporate patrons to entertain in Café Sabarsky, a Viennese-style coffeehouse with...
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Neue Galerie New York: 64 350
Neue Galerie New York: Entire Space 64 350
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New York Aquarium

On the shore at Coney Island, the aquarium’s Oceanic Deck has a large reef exhibit. The deck is an outdoor...
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New York Aquarium: 780 750
New York Aquarium: Entire Space 780 750
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New York Transit Museum

In a decommissioned subway station, this museum displays over 20 vintage and elevated cars. A former signage room is an...
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New York Transit Museum: Entire Space - -
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Newark Museum

Founded in 1909, the Newark Museum features a mini zoo, a planetarium, and 80 galleries of African, Asian, and American...
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Newark Museum: Entire Space - -
Newark Museum: Ballantine House 60 60
Newark Museum: Billy Johnson Auditorium 272 300
Newark Museum: Engelhard Court 240 400
Newark Museum: Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden - 600
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NY Zoos and Aquarium

The Wildlife Conservation Society, established in 1895, was one of the first wildlife conservation organizations in the United States. Today...
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Queens Zoo-Full Tenting 75 500
Central Park Zoo-Penguin Exhibit 50 70
Central Park Zoo-Zoo Gallery 50 80
Prospect Park Zoo-Full Tenting 240 500
Central Park Zoo-Intelligence Garden 80 125
Central Park Zoo-Central Garden 600 1,500
NY Aquarium-Aquatheater 1,200 1,200
NY Aquarium-Alien Stingers - 300
NY Aquarium-Seaside Pavilion Tent 130 250
NY Aquarium-Oceanic Deck 300 400
Central Park Zoo-Rainforest Exhibit - 175
Bronx Zoo-Dancing Crane Pavilion 1,000 1,000
Bronx Zoo-Dancing Crane Cafe 125 200
Bronx Zoo-Executive Dining Room 125 200
Bronx Zoo-Zoo Center 60 100
Bronx Zoo-Asia Plaza 40 800
Bronx Zoo-Butterfly Garden - 350
Bronx Zoo-Astor Court 1,100 2,000
Bronx Zoo-Congo Gorilla Forest 80 400
Bronx Zoo-Schiff Hall & Patio 200 450
Wildlife Conservation Society 5,605 9,400
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