Many of the Museum's public areas can be rented for lectures, performances, receptions, dinners, conferences, and private tours. Reservations can be made as early as one year in advance. Five different rental configurations are possible, and prices vary by areas rented, sponsoring organizations, length of rental, and number of Museum staff required.

The Museum does not have meeting rooms other than the auditorium. Because the only area available for food service is the Museum lobby, events involving food are only possible during hours that the Museum is closed to the public.

  • a lecturer in the Knight Auditorium
  • museum visitors enjoy a public reception with hor d'oeuvres

Rental Fees

Rental fees by renter affiliation and rental configuration
Rental Configuration General Public Rate (2 hours, minimum fee) Campus Unit rate (2 hours, minimum fee) Co-Sponsorship rate (2 hours, minimum fee) Per hour rate, after 2 (assessed by half-hour)
Auditorium (no receptions) $530 $470 $405 $120
Auditorium + Lobby $770 $675 $575 $144
Lobby $580 $515 $440 $96
Lobby + Central Core & Permanent Galleries $890 $770 $650 $168
Auditorium + Lobby + Central Core & Permanent Galleries $1125 $970 $820 $192

Merchandise gross sales percentage due to Museum: 20%; 30% if conducted by Museum staff.

This fee structure is reviewed annually and approved by the Director and the Coordinator of Special Events.

Contact Us

To make an appointment to see the facilities, please contact Brian Cudiamat, Special Events Coordinator.