Events, Down to a Science

If you’re looking for an unforgettable wedding venue, a unique spot to throw a memorable party, or the perfect setting to host a work event for your colleagues, we’d love to help. You and your guests can take in unparalleled city views from one of our function rooms or simply have the Museum all to yourselves.

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From professional meetings to whimsical celebrations, the Museum of Science is the perfect host!

The Museum Blue Wing with lights and decorations set up for Stars of STEM.

Corporate and Nonprofit

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Social Celebrations

Whatever you need, we’ve got you covered.

From linens to flowers to champagne, we take care of everything. With MAX Ultimate Food in house, your event will be both extraordinary and delicious!

Let us help you plan an indelible celebration that will have your guests raving.

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Many, many thanks to everyone who worked to make sure we had a successful event!

Everything came together beautifully: the food was delicious, the tables looked crisp and classic, the audiovisual worked seamlessly, and our guests were energized and inspired by our program. We couldn't have done it without you!

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Our Event Spaces

Tables and chairs set for a formal event in the Skyline room, overlooking the Charles river.

Skyline Room

Sitting on the 6th floor of the Museum, this breathtaking space offers sweeping views of the iconic Boston and Cambridge city skylines through two walls of floor to ceiling windows. The Skyline Room boasts a one-of-a-kind sunset city view. By night, the sparkling mosaic of city lights provides a dramatic backdrop.

The Pavillion outside of the museum, overlooking the Charles River.

Washburn Pavilion

This hidden gem offers a beautiful, historic open-air pavilion that predates the Museum itself and is the only dedicated event space located directly on the Charles River. Just steps from the water, the Washburn Pavilion boasts refreshing breezes, shady trees, and wonderful views of the iconic Longfellow Bridge. This space includes a semi-permanent tent, a covered patio, and grassy areas. The Washburn Pavilion is available for both daytime and evening events.

The d'Arbeloff Suite set up for a wedding.

d'Arbeloff Suite

Natural light streams through the windows on both sides of the suite, which offers incredible views of the Bunker Hill Monument, Zakim Bridge, Esplanade, and city of Boston. A private balcony, ideal for evening cocktails, adds an outdoor element that allows for fresh air and spectacular stargazing.

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Blue Wing

This true ‘Night at the Museum’ experience encloses three levels of galleries wrapped around a central open atrium. A revolving array of exhibit components creates a unique and dynamic atmosphere for guests, while soaring ceilings and expansive spaces provide a touch of grandeur. Available for evening rental only.

Tables and chairs set up in the Museum lobby, overlooking the Charles River.

Museum Buyout

Make the Museum of Science your backdrop for an event your guests will remember for a lifetime. A full-venue buyout affords you access to all our public and private event spaces, as well as the Exhibit Halls within our iconic museum campus. Host an elegant dinner in our lobby followed by the vibrancy of the Blue Wing, or enjoy seasonal stargazing in our one-of-a-kind Washburn Pavilion and Tent.

A beautiful place setting with green and pink flowers, candles, and a blue table cloth.

Hall of Human Life

The Hall of Human Life spans more than 70 interactive components and aims to revolutionize how guests engage with their own biology and manage their health. This ever-evolving exhibit space is a perfect location in combination with either the Skyline Room or d’Arbeloff Suite for a cocktail reception or a small intimate reception and dinner.

A table set for a formal event in the New England Habitats exhibit.

New England Habitats

Transport yourself to New England’s natural environment, featuring windows into the most wideranging, picturesque of landscapes. This rustic exhibit is an engaging experience for all curious guests. These earthy representations serve as a built in arcadian motif for any event or cocktail hour.

The Museum Artrium with hanging lights and tables set for a formal event.

Atrium and Foyer

Nestled in the Red Wing of the Museum, the Atrium and Foyer serves as the perfect backdrop for a one-ofa-kind cocktail reception or dinner. Guests can mingle before enjoying an evening of stargazing in our Charles Hayden Planetarium or experiencing a larger-than-life film in our five-story-high Mugar Omni Theater. Guests might even get to enjoy a trip on our piano stairs on their way in or out of the theater.

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Available Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm