Facility Rentals

Host Your Event at the Museum of Natural History

Built in 1928 and designed by architect Albert Kahn, the Museum of Natural History has been an iconic building on the University of Michigan campus for over 75 years.  This historic building houses three floors of exhibit space and a beautiful Rotunda available for dinners, receptions, and weddings.

Rotunda

Museum Rotunda


Availability

The Museum of Natural History’s gallery spaces are available after-hours for receptions and dinners.  Event set-up may begin as early as 4:30pm and must end by 11:00pm, with clean up completed by 12:00am.  Rental reservations must be made one month in advance of the event.

The Museum is available for rentals between September 1st and May 15th.

 

Dinners, Receptions, and Galas

Whether you are looking for an elegant sit-down dinner in our beautiful high-ceiling Rotunda or a holiday party with dinosaurs; the Museum of Natural History is perfect for your event.

While dinner and hors d'oeuvres can only be served in our Rotunda and second floor, all exhibit floors are open for viewing. For catered events please select one of our approved caterers.  Strolling receptions allow for 125 guests and sit-down dinners can accommodate up to 100.  Our Rotunda's open floor plan offers an excellent place for dancing.  Planetarium shows and Museum tours can be scheduled upon request. 

 

Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions

Our elegant, 1256 square foot Rotunda offers an unforgettable backdrop to your wedding day.  Whether you are looking for a ceremony or a reception, the Museum of Natural History offers a unique space for you and your guests.  While dinner and hors d'oeuvres can only be served in our Rotunda and second floor, all exhibit floors are open for viewing.  Strolling receptions allow for 125 guests and sit-down dinners can accommodate up to 100.  For catered weddings please select one of our approved caterers

For evening activities, our Rotunda's open floor plan offers an excellent place for dancing.  Planetarium shows and Museum tours can be scheduled upon request. 

 

Contact Information

For additional information or reservations, please email Anna Volante at ajvolant@umich.edu.