Host An Event


General Booking

QWho can host an event at the Museum?

The Museum welcomes Corporate and Individual Patrons, government agencies, and eligible not-for-profit institutions.

QWhat is the maximum capacity of the Museum for an event?

The Museum can accommodate 3,000+ for a reception.

QWhat kinds of events can the Museum accommodate?

Some typical events held at the Museum include galas, fundraisers, corporate events, product launches, bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings, movie premieres, and after-parties.


QDoes the Museum have an in-house caterer?

Yes, Restaurant Associates is our in-house caterer.

Event Details

QWhat unique features of the Museum can be combined with a reception, dinner, or meeting?

To make your event extra special, add a private tour of one of the Museum halls or special exhibitions; arrange an exclusive screening of an IMAX film in the LeFrak Theater or a Space Show in the Hayden Planetarium; or use the one-of-a-kind resources of the Museum Shop for your centerpieces and party favors.

Lighting, Designer, Entertainment, Decor

QCan I rearrange any of the exhibits for my event?

No, the exhibits cannot be moved or altered in any way for private events.

QDoes the Museum have an approved list of lighting, floral, or event designers?

You may bring in any vendor for your event; however, proposals must be submitted for approval prior to the event.

Green Practices

QWhat are the Museum's green practices?

The Museum requires uses of free range, fair trade, cage-free, local farms, and sustainable seafood products in cuisine that earn rave reviews from our guests. Our energy saving, waste reduction and recycling practices merit the coveted 3 stars from the Green Restaurant Association.

Directions and Parking

QHow do I get to the Museum?

Please visit our main Museum site for directions.

QIs there parking available to guests for private events?

Yes, there is a public parking garage available for events. It is located on West 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. Valet parking can also be arranged.