The Sefton Atrium is a stunning and versatile space with a four-story translucent ceiling and granite floor. The Atrium provides access to the Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan Theater, and the Alex and Elizabeth Wise Museum Store.
Take your guests back in time to experience the prehistory of San Diego County and the southern California region. See fossils found by the Museum’s paleontologists including a mammoth, manatee, and a life-size dinosaur towering over your guests. This interactive exhibition hall is the perfect location for any social gathering including VIP receptions, cocktail parties, mixers, networking events, and more.
The upper floors of the Museum are home to beautiful and unique exhibitions. With open spaces for buffet tables, bars, and lounge furniture, these areas, which overlook the spectacular Atrium and Fossil Mysteries, often provide the needed overflow for larger events.
With a spectacular view of Balboa Park, the downtown skyline, east to the mountains, south into Mexico, and west to the San Diego Bay, this rooftop deck (the only one in the Park) is a spectacular location.
With a spectacular view of Balboa Park, the downtown skyline, east to the mountains, south into Mexico, and west to the San Diego Bay, this rooftop deck (the only one in the Park) is a stunning location.
The theater provides a comfortable, versatile venue for lectures, conferences, classes, symposiums, wedding ceremonies, concerts, and films. With a large-format screen and Dolby Digital sound, the Theater has multimedia capabilities and state-of-the-art acoustics and technology.
The room comes equipped with a large oval conference table and a side table which offers additional seating. It features wireless Internet access, rear-screen projection, a podium, and state-of-the-art audiovisual components. This elegant boardroom also features an outdoor terrace.
This room is perfect for a committee meeting or a bride’s “ready” room.
The San Diego Natural History Museum has four education classrooms. Conveniently located near the Atrium, these rooms can be used for event meeting space or green rooms for evening functions.
The Alex and Elizabeth Wise Museum Store has long been recognized as a source for unique quality gifts. The San Diego Natural History Museum Special Events Department will be happy to assist you in selecting gifts for your guests. You may also request the Museum Store to be open during your event.