National Museum of Natural History

Constitution Avenue at 10th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20560
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.

Venue Capacity

SpaceMax. Reception CapacityMax. Seated CapacitySq. FeetFloor Plan
National Museum of Natural History: Entire Space3500500
Ocean Hall400100
Gem Hall30050
Mammals Hall35080
Human Origins Hall30060
David H. Koch Hall of Fossils300100
More from National Museum of Natural History
Auditorium available for use during evening events (maximum capacity 530)
Special Features
Seated dinners with the Hope Diamond up to 50 guests
Seated Dinners
The Rotunda is the perfect focal point of any event
Rotunda Receptions
The Sant Ocean Hall opening reception
The Life Aquatic