Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
The natural choice for your next special event! Impress your guests under the dome of the four-story, Beaux-Arts Rotunda next to Henry, the African bush elephant. Our museum is home to the world-famous Hope Diamond and National Gem Collection, Ocean Hall, Mammal Hall, and the newly renovated National Fossil Hall. The National Museum of Natural History offers a unique and memorable venue for any event, from a seated dinner for 20 guests to a reception for 3,500.
Dine with a dinosaur! 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.
Opened in 1910, 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.
SESMA MPI ISES
|Space||Max. Reception Capacity||Max. Seated Capacity||Sq. Feet||Floor Plan|
|National Museum of Natural History: Entire Space||3500||500|
|Human Origins Hall||400||60|