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General Booking

QWho can host an event at the Museum?
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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?
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The Museum can accommodate 3,000+ for a reception.

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

Catering

QDoes the Museum have an in-house caterer?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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Please visit our main Museum site for directions.

QIs there parking available to guests for private events?
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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.