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.
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)
- Maximum capacity seated on lower level and balcony: 1,000 guests
- Maximum capacity seated on lower level, no stage: 700 guests
- Maximum capacity seated on lower level with dancing: 500 guests
- Maximum capacity seated on balcony: 300 guests
- 8 reprogrammable screens on balcony
- 1 reprogrammable screen on lower level
- Built-in dance floor
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.
Hosting an event at the Museum supports scientific research and educational programs.