Many of the Museum's public areas can be rented for lectures, performances, receptions, dinners, conferences, and private events. Reservations can be made as early as one year in advance. Three different areas of the Museum are available, and prices vary by areas rented, relationship to the University, and duration of rental (to include setup and cleanup).

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. Rates effective July 1, 2017.
Rental Space General Public rate (per hour) Campus Unit rate (per hour)

Note: Rentals before 9:00 am or after 5:00 pm must include rental of the Lobby, as a minimum.

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.
Auditorium $48 $37
Lobby $102 $79
Central Core & Permanent Galleries $109 $85

Contact Us

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