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Event Spaces


The Nature Museum's unique, natural beauty lends an enchanting theme to your special event. Below are just a few of the individual spaces that can be combined to accommodate your customized event needs.

Nature Museum

Entire Museum Rental

Enjoy strolling cocktails and dining throughout the Museum.

Accomodates: Up to 1,200 guests

Ideal for: Strolling cocktails and dining throughout the Museum

North Gallery

North Gallery

Ideal for daytime events, our North Gallery's windows look out over North Pond and the North lawn. This bright room is a versatile event space.

Accomodates: Up to 90 guests

Ideal for: Birthday parties and breakout sessions

South Gallery

South Gallery & Terrace

Ideal for both daytime and evening events, our South Gallery's floor-to-ceiling windows offer an unparalleled view of the natural elegance of Lincoln Park. Located in the southern portion of the Museum, this graceful room is a premier event space.

Accomodates: South Gallery up to 250 guests/Terrace up to 600 guests

Ideal for: Cocktail Reception or Dinner

Ravine Ceremony

Paula and Howard Trienens Atrium & Ravine

Imagine your cocktail reception or wedding ceremony under a dramatic sunset. A stunning three-story, glass-enclosed lobby overlooks our naturally landscaped ravine plaza just steps from North Pond. This space is ideal for cocktail receptions and wedding ceremonies.

Accomodates:  Atrium/Lobby up to 300 guests Courtyard/Ravine up to 250 guests

Ideal for: Cocktail Receptions and Wedding Ceremonies 

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