City of Mesa, AZ

Have your special event at the Museum!

Host your special event at Arizona Museum of Natural History, located in the middle of beautiful downtown Mesa. Whether you are planning a cocktail mixer among the dinosaurs in the main lobby or an elegant sunset wedding on the Rooftop Terrace, your event at Arizona Museum of Natural History will be memorable for you and your guests.

Interested in renting the Arizona Museum for Youth or the Mesa Arts Center for your event?  Visit the brochure for additional information.

Please contact Event Services at 480-644-6589 or at
to inquire about pricing and availability

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main lobby
Main Lobby

(Non-museum hours only)

This unique venue is sure to spark conversation among your guests as they mix and mingle under the gaze of impressive Cenozoic fossils. The spacious Main Lobby is ideal for continental breakfasts and cocktail receptions.

Standing: 100 guests


rooftop terrace
Rooftop Terrace

One of the most striking areas of the museum, the adobe-walled Rooftop Terrace provides an elegant Southwestern touch to your special event. Enjoy the Rooftop Terrace as a serene location for a corporate luncheon or as a stunning backdrop to a sunset wedding ceremony.

Seated: 120 guests

Standing: 150 guests


starlight theater
Starlight Theater

This hall is ideal for seminars, business meetings, and indoor luncheons. The space comes equipped with a retractable projection screen and sound system as well as its own entrance for the convenience of your guests. Additional access to Baja Minor Gallery to accommodate a packed house is subject to availability.

Seated: 100-120 guests

Standing: 80-100 guests

Theater-style: 100-150 guests


history courtyard
History Courtyard

The pleasant outdoor History Courtyard contains a large water feature where your guests can pan for real gold. This location is well-suited for an evening cocktail reception or an intimate and informal luncheon.

Seated: 40 guests

Standing: 75 guests


entire museum
Entire Museum

(Non-museum hours only)

Why not create a special event by having the entire museum available for your group? Enjoy all of the exhibits Arizona Museum of Natural History has to offer along with a reception tailored to your event’s needs.

Total Capacity: 1,000 guests


photo of Museum building



53 N. Macdonald
Mesa, AZ 85201

(One block north of Main Street in downtown Mesa. Take US 60 or 202 to Country Club Drive, go to Main Street, and proceed one-half mile east to Macdonald) - View Map



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