The Museum welcomes Corporate and Individual Patrons, government agencies, and eligible not-for-profit institutions. Hosting events at the Museum supports science and education programs.
The Museum can accommodate 3,000+ for a reception.
Yes, CxRA is our in-house caterer.
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
No, the exhibits cannot be moved or altered in any way for private events.
You may bring in any vendor for your event; however, proposals must be submitted for approval prior to the event.
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
Please visit our main Museum site for directions.
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.