Host an Event

  • Tables and chairs set up for an event in the Romer Gallery at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
  • Tables and chairs set up for an event in the Hall of Native American at the Peabody Museum.
  • Bartender behind table with glasses, reaching for a wine bottle in a gallery of meteorites and gems.
  • Two high top tables and a low table with food in a gallery at the Peabody Museum.
  • People gathered and chatting in a gallery filled with minerals, gems, and meteorites.
  • Close up of ocarinas with a group of people in the background, chatting.

The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture (HMSC) offer unique, historic, and captivating venues for a variety of occasions. Steps away from Harvard Yard, our 22 galleries and special exhibit spaces can accommodate everything from intimate dinner parties and cocktail receptions to large-scale corporate events and weddings. Unlike many museum event venues, we are able to offer your guests full access to all museum galleries. Events are scheduled between 6:00 pm and 11:30 pm, providing your guests with a private viewing of our world-renowned collections. We encourage you to meet with our professional event coordinator who will give you a full tour of the galleries and work hand-in-hand with you to make your event a memorable success. We currently offer event rentals in the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. We look forward to working with you.

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Mounted kronosaurus in the gallery.

Hosting an event at the Harvard Museum of Natural History is an opportunity for private groups and organizations to experience the museum at a time when it is not open to the public.  Whether entertaining clients and colleagues with an intimate dinner or hosting large galas or weddings, let the museum’s exhibitions provide the perfect backdrop for your event. 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Chairs and tables set with linens and table settings in front of an photograph of a lake.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology provides a marvelous setting for an evening event. From towering Native American totem poles and large Maya sculptures to precious artifacts of the ancient world, let the museum form the perfect backdrop for your event while offering a unique educational experience.