All capacity information listed below is the full capacity when bookings are not affected by Covid-19 guidelines. We have accommodated film & photo shoots while the museum has been closed, and are currently taking rental bookings for 2021 subject to Covid-19 safety protocols. For more information about specific guidelines, please Contact Us.
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Our iconic Great Hall is included in our available spaces after undergoing a $25 million restoration, looking as good as it did at the 1964 World’s Fair when it was designed by renowned architect Wallace Harrison.
Space specifications, size, usage, and capacity:
Surrounded by white walls, this oval-shaped room is your personal canvas. A 4,000-square-foot gallery space, the Viscusi can seat up to 300 guests as well as accommodate a dance floor. This space is our most popular venue for bar/bat mitzvah, wedding receptions, and corporate events. Space specifications, size, usage, and capacity:
Featuring over 250 hands-on exhibits, the Central Pavilion provides an enticing event backdrop for up to 1,000 for cocktails.
The Terrace is perfect for your outdoor gathering in warmer months. With over 10,000 square feet of space, the Terrace can be configured to suit your exact needs.
Ready for your business meeting, presentation or seminar, this fully equipped facility can seat up to 310. Space specifications, size, usage, and capacity:
Our spacious dining area is perfect for meetings, conferences, or film and photo shoots and can seat up to 230 guests.
The 9-hole miniature course promises fun and learning while partygoers journey through space—from lift off to splash down. The course winds beneath NYSCI’s signature 1964 World’s Fair rockets. This outdoor space is perfect for a cocktail hour for up to 350 guests and creates an outrageous backdrop for any outdoor event.
Perfect for bar and bat mitzvahs and birthday parties alike, our playground provides a beautiful photo backdrop in addition to endless fun.
A circular bi-level rotunda with floor-to-ceiling windows is the perfect setting to have cocktails for 150 or dinner for 50. Space specifications, size, usage, and capacity: