Not-for-Profit Galas

Host your not-for-profit gala in our majestic halls.

Accommodating events with up to 1,000 seated guests, the Museum is the perfect setting for award ceremonies, honoree dinners, and other gatherings that celebrate your organization’s mission in a unique venue. Your event can include a welcome reception in the sweeping Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda or the historic Akeley Hall of African Mammals, followed by a seated dinner in the magnificent Milstein Hall of Ocean Life under the iconic blue whale.

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Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda

Capacity: 750 (reception)

A landmark location, the Museum's grand entrance on Central Park West includes a vaulted ceiling that soars 100 feet above the historic murals depicting Roosevelt's travels and showcases the most dynamic dinosaur display in the world.

Akeley Hall of African Mammals

Capacity: 500 (reception)

The elephants are the main event, flanked by 28 dramatic depictions of the remarkable wildlife and habitats of the late 19th-century African continent.

Milstein Hall of Ocean Life

Capacity: 1,000 (dinner), 1,200 (reception) 

In this renowned gallery, the Museum’s iconic 94-foot-long blue whale model floats in the ambient light of an undersea realm, encircled by world-famous dioramas depicting scenes from the planet's oceans.

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Hosting an event at the Museum supports scientific research and educational programs.