American Museum of Natural History

Upper West Side, New York, NY

A truly iconic and unforgettable place to hold your event, you and your guests will have the ability to experience museum’s treasures up close and personal, from the grandeur of the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, or the elegance of the Roosevelt Rotunda.

  • Historic
  • Unique
  • Iconic
  • Luxury
  • Sustainable

What We Offer

  • Iconic
  • Historic
  • Catering
  • Recommended Vendor List
  • Parking
  • Sustainable
  • Projector / Screen
  • Lighting
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Dance Floor


CxRA is a top-rated New York City caterer recognized for bold events where every celebration has a story. We believe in the final touch, the last detail, the perfect balance between design and freshness with a cocktail in hand.


The Museum requires uses of free-range, fair trade, cage-free, local farm, and sustainable seafood products in cuisine that earns rave reviews from our guests. Our energy saving, waste reduction, and recycling practices merit the coveted 3 stars from the Green Restaurant Association.

Rooms & Spaces

Milstein Hall of Ocean Life

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.

Guest Capacity

800 seated, 1,200 standing

Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda

The Museum's grand entrance from Central Park West includes a vaulted 100 foot ceiling above historic murals depicting Roosevelt's travels and showcases the most dynamic dinosaur display in the world. An engaging setting for a cocktail reception.

Guest Capacity

750 standing

Cullman Hall of the Universe

The Willamette meteorite, and Hayden Planetarium Sphere, and the floating planets of our solar system provide a brilliant setting for receptions and seated dinners, with a high-definition 10-foot-by-16-foot reprogrammable screen.

Guest Capacity

350 seated, 1,500 standing

Akeley Hall of African Mammals

The elephants are the main event, flanked by 28 dramatic depictions of the remarkable wildlife and habitats of the late 19th-century African continent which are guaranteed to entertain your guests during cocktail hour.

Guest Capacity

500 standing

The American Museum of Natural History is an extraordinary venue for events in New York City. Host your gathering amid captivating exhibits, from majestic dinosaurs to stunning planetary displays. With its grand halls, exquisite architecture, and unparalleled ambiance, this iconic museum provides a magical backdrop for memorable and unique events of all kinds.

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