Los Angeles has many museums, galleries, aquariums, and zoos that offer venues for events. Holding an event in a museum or gallery adds culture and class to any events. Or for a wild touch, hold an event surrounded by wildlife in an aquarium or at the zoo.
Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles
The Autry National Center includes eight galleries of art and artifacts of the American West. The 50,000 square feet facility offers space for all sorts of events. The 2,200 square feet Heritage Court accommodates receptions with up to 500 guests or banquets with up to 200 guests. The 1,800 square feet Museum Lobby receptions with up to 200 people or banquets with up to 60 people. The Wells Fargo Theater seats 207 people. The Mary Pickford Education Center seats up to 80 people. The three acre Pine Meadows Lawn accommodates up to 4,500 people or seats banquets with up to 2,000 people. The open air 8,300 square feet Museum Plaza accommodates receptions with up to 750 people.
California African American Museum
600 State Dr., Los Angeles
The California African American Museum features displays celebrating African American art, history, and culture in downtown Las Angeles. The museum offers its facilities for events. The 13,000 square feet glass ceiling Sculpture Court accommodates events with up to 600 people. The 3,000 square feet Conference Center has a full kitchen. The outdoor patio area is also available for events.
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles
The California Science Center features fun, interactive, educational exhibits, a seven story IMAX theater, and an exposition park. The 9,050 square feet J.Howard Edgerton Court accommodates receptions with up to 900 people and banquets with up to 600 people. The 7,573 square feet Donald P. Loker Conference Center accommodates receptions with up to 760 people or banquets with up to 500 people. The 4,740 square feet MegaBites Dining Area accommodates receptions with up to 470 people or banquets with up to 300 people. The Robert H. Lorsch Family Pavilion accommodates receptions with up to 350 people or banquets with up to 200 people. The 1,800 square feet Room A accommodates receptions with up to 180 people or banquets with up to 120. The 1,440 square feet Rooms B, C, and D each accommodate receptions with up to 145 people or banquets with up to 80 people. The IMAX theater seats 470 people for 3D shows or 400 people for 3D shows.
The Center for the Arts
2225 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles
The Center for the Arts is a multicultural arts center located in a historic 1914 building. The Center features multimedia art exhibitions, music performances, classes, and camps. The Center is available to rent for standing events with up to 225 people or seated events with up to 175 people.
Fowler Museum at UCLA
North Campus, UCLA, Los Angeles
The Fowler Museum at UCLA features art and artifacts from Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific. The museum offers several spaces for indoor and outdoor events. The Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium is a state-of-the-art lecture hall that seats 326 people. The UCLA Art Council Amphitheater is located outside the Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium and accommodates events with 200 to 400 people. The Fowler Museum Terrace is an upper floor terrace that accommodates up to 200 people. The Elizabeth and W. Thomas Davis Courtyard is a landscaped courtyard with a fountain that accommodates up to 150 people. The Eleanor Deutsch Seminar Room accommodates 25 to 40 people. The exhibition galleries can also be rented for events.
2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles
Griffith Observatory is a public astronomy and science facility with a planetarium and telescope. The Observatory is available for relevant events and filming on Mondays and Tuesdays when it is not open to the public. The observatory is not available for personal events such as weddings, birthdays, and holiday parties. The observatory can accommodate up to 1,800 people.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which opened in 1910 in Exposition Park, is the largest art museum in the Western United States. The museum provides an elegant setting for corporate events, banquets, conferences, and meetings. The Los Angeles Times Central Court accommodates up to 1,500 people. The North Piazza accommodates up to 900 people. The LACMA West Penthouse accommodates up to 900 people. The BP Grand Entrance accommodates up to 700 people. The Bing Theater seats 600 people. The Richard and Lenore Wayne Foyer accommodates up to 150 people. The Brown Auditorium seats 116 people. The Director’s Roundtable Garden accommodates up to 100 people. The David Bohnett Foundation Atrium accommodates up to 100 people. The Walker Foyer accommodates up to 75 people. The museum is not able to host personal events (such as weddings), fundraisers, auctions, or art displays.
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Zoo is a 130 acre zoo owned and operated by the city of Los Angeles. The zoo offers its facilities for private events. Birthday party packages are also available. The Eucalyptus Grove accommodates parties with 75 to 120 guests. The Safari Café Patio accommodates parties with 30 to 40 guests. The Education Patio accommodates parties with 30 to 50 guests.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles
The National History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest natural history museum in the western United States. The museum offers several spaces for events. The North American Mammal Hall accommodates standing events with up to 500 people or seated events with up to 300 people. African Mammal Hall accommodates standing events with up to 500 people or seated events with up to 280 people. The Rotunda and Grand Foyer each accommodate standing events with up to 250 people or seated events with up to 120 people. The Times Mirror Room accommodates standing events with up to 100 people or seated meals with up to 80 people.
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Petersen Automotive Museum is a 300,000 square feet museum with over 150 rare and classic automobiles. The museum’s Grand Salon and Discovery Center are available for events. The museum’s fourth floor has a glass pavilion and conference center that are also available for events.
1900 S. Main St., Los Angeles
Sports Museum features thirty galleries dedicated to sports, teams, and athletes. The museum is available to rent for private parties and events.