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Rent the Museum

Combining education and entertainment, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History creates an unforgettable event experience. Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner party, formal corporate function, or an elaborate wedding and reception, our venue’s fascinating exhibits and world-renowned discoveries will inspire both you and your guests.

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The Museum can comfortably accommodate groups from 10 to 500! We offer two major galleries for receptions and seated dinners, versatile spaces for small meetings and lectures, a 500-seat auditorium for evening or daytime rental, and many other flexible spaces and rental packages. Planetarium shows and live animal programs may be added to any event for an additional fee. Rentals include up to 30 72-inch round tables, 20 8-foot rectangular tables, 250 chairs and five high-top tables.

Catering and Bar

Showcasing one of Cleveland’s premier culinary talents, The Museum is proud to partner with Zack Bruell Events as our exclusive caterer. We will work with you to create a customizable menu for your event that will offer a signature, restaurant quality cuisine to help make your occasion truly unforgettable. The Museum holds a seven-day liquor license allowing you to provide your guests with a full service hosted or cash bar.


Contact Anne Thompson, Manager of Facility Rentals & Events, at (216) 231-4600, ext. 3482 or for current rates and to arrange a tour.