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Traveling the Silk Road Private Events

The Natural History Museum's mission to "...inspire wonder" reaches beyond our classrooms and collections into everything we touch. We know the importance of your event, whether it's a wedding or a corporate cocktail party, and it will be our personal mission to help you make it inspirational for everyone.

At the Natural History Museum guests are not confined to cavernous banquet halls. Each event takes place inside one of our many stunning and historic galleries Whether your guests are seated at the feet of our majestic African Elephants, surrounded by beasts of the North American wild or beneath our iconic Fin Whale, it will be an epic event that will keep your guests talking for years to come.

As a special feature from December 22, 2013 - April 13, 2014 those renting the Museum for events will have the unique opportunity to rent our traveling exhibit Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World, for an exclusive and private evening viewing.

For rental rates, questions, or to schedule a site visit, please call (213) 763-3221 or email