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One of the most amazing things about the events at the Natural History Museum is that they take place inside the galleries — not in adjoining banquet halls. Whether your guests are seated at the Chimpanzee Table for dinner or dine under the dinos, they will be amazed at the experience.
Most events begin in the Grand Foyer or the Rotunda and branch out as needed into the African Mammal Hall or North American Mammal Hall...or both! These rooms can be used in any number of ways, depending on your guest count and the flow of your event. You are only charged for the rooms you actually use for your event, but the remaining galleries on the first floor will remain open for your guests to enjoy. Access to Ground or Level 2 galleries may also be added to your event for an additional fee.
For a downloadable map of the gallery spaces, click here.
For information about the exhibits housed in each of the galleries, explore our exhibits online.