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San Diego Natural History Museum

Featuring One of Balboa Park's Only Event Rooftops

The San Diego Natural History Museum is located in beautiful Balboa Park, just minutes from downtown, and offers a unique and memorable venue for any event. It is the ideal location for private corporate and non-profit events, weddings, proms, film screenings, meetings and more. Multi-level exhibition and event spaces allow you and your guests to explore galleries that bring the natural world to life while enjoying an unforgettable evening. Whether you are hosting a seated dinner for 100 or a reception-style party for 1,800, we will transform the Museum to meet your event vision.

The Nat is a nonprofit organization dedicated to interpreting the natural world through research, education, and exhibits. When you book your event at The Nat, you help support our mission of inspiring in all a respect for nature and the environment.

 

1788 El Prado Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 232-3821
Toll-Free: (877) 946-7797
customerservice@sdnhm.org

Hours

Daily: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Subject to change
please check website for updates.

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Living Lab

San Diego Natural History Museum
Nov 23, 2019 - ongoing

Whether they fly, crawl, or climb, all animals are an important part of our region’s ecosystems. Living Lab brings you eye to eye with animals that are common to our region, but sometimes rarely...

Maximum Occupancy: 1600 for reception

  • Sefton Atrium: 275 for seated, 500 for reception
  • Fossil Mysteries: 50 for seated, 300 for reception
  • Third & Fourth Floor Galleries: 120 for seated, 200 for reception
  • El Mirador Rooftop: 100 for seated, 200 for reception
  • Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan Theater: 300 theater seats

Additional Services:

  • On-Site Venue Coordinator and Event Staff
  • Complimentary Themed Scavenger Hunt
  • Childcare Room
  • In-house Sound System and Microphone
  • Complimentary Parking

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Group Seated Capacity: 270

Maximum Occupancy: 1600 for reception

  • Sefton Atrium: 275 for seated, 500 for reception
  • Fossil Mysteries: 50 for seated, 300 for reception
  • Third & Fourth Floor Galleries: 120 for seated, 200 for reception
  • El Mirador Rooftop: 100 for seated, 200 for reception
  • Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan Theater: 300 theater seats
  • Sefton Boardroom & Terrace: 34 seats, additional space on Terrace

Additional Services:

  • On-Site Venue Coordinator and Event Staff
  • Complimentary Themed Scavenger Hunt
  • Childcare Room
  • In-house Sound System and Microphone
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Vendor Referral

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Group Seated Capacity: 270
  • Group Reception Capacity: 1,800
  • Meeting Events
  • Buyout
  • Group Travel
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Public Events
  • Kid Friendly
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior
  • Total Number of Seats: 1,800

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