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Facility Rental

The Museum's Event Space and Galleries are available for rental at reasonable rates with discounts for Museum Members. The Event Space is suitable for receptions, lectures and meetings. Food and drink are allowed only in this space. An adjacent room, with space for caterer set-up, includes a refrigerator. The room can seat up to 50 people for lectures.

The Museum's three galleries can accommodate up to 200 people. Use of the galleries may be limited by the nature of the exhibitions, so please arrange a visit in advance to see what space is available during a particular exhibit. Some groups have rented chairs and used the largest of the three galleries for lectures or ceremonies. No food or drink is allowed in the

Rental Use Fees

Rental periods need to include preparation, breakdown and clean-up time. The renter is responsible for all set up, service, and clean up costs for the event, as well as catering costs. A limited inventory of audio/visual equipment, tables and chairs are available from the Museum; additional fees may apply.

Event Space Rental
(with right to see current exhibit)
Private RateNon-profit or Member Rate
During Museum Hours:$125/hr$100/hr
Before or After Museum Hours:$175/hr$150/hr
Event Space & Gallery rental  
During Museum Hours:Not availableNot available
Before or After Museum Hours:$225/hr$200/hr

Pre-event meetings with your caterer or event planner must be scheduled in advance so a staff member can be present. Some other things to note: alcoholic beverages must be approved in advance and cannot be sold unless the renter has obtained a permit from the State Alcoholic Beverage Control. Amplified music is allowed on site but the renter is responsible for providing all equipment. Dancing is not allowed. For more information and contract requirements call 408-971-0323 x21, or email