Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
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Dine with a dinosaur! Party with a pachyderm! Dazzle your guests with diamonds!
At your service – expert arrangements in a variety of dramatic settings, intimate or expansive – in the world’s largest natural history museum.
Located on the National Mall, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History offers a unique and memorable venue for any event, from a seated dinner for 20 guests to a reception for 3,500. You and your guests can explore galleries that bring the natural world to life while enjoying an unforgettable evening. With our unparalleled collections and monumental architecture, we are a premiere site for after-hours special events.
When you host an event at the Museum, you help support our mission of understanding the natural world and our place in it.
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Rotunda
Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals
Ocean Hall
Hall of Human Origins
Hall of Mammals
Fossil Hall
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1000 Madison Drive NW
Washington, D.C. 20560
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10 AM to 5:30 PM, except Dec. 25
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