Due to construction, Museum parking may be limited at the time of your visit. Look for additional parking in free or metered spaces along nearby streets.

Performances, Concerts and Film Screenings

With high-end spaces designed for acoustical and visual presentations, the Museum offers two venues perfect to host Emmy award winning bands to small solo acts and musicians. The Sky Room is a contemporary venue that can accommodate a variety of flex seating options including festival style seating for up to 360 guests to an intimate lounge with cocktail tables and contemporary furnishings. This acoustically engineered space is perfect for live music and spoken word events. The LED Estelle J. Kelsey Foundation Media Wall is the ideal tool for screening films or presentations while enjoying views from the adjacent Stacie Mathewson Sky Plaza. The state-of-the-art, 180 seat theater is a traditional option for your next film premiere, magic show or presentation. With a large format screen and quality acoustics, this space offers a professional setting paired with an adjacent lobby perfect for intermissions or social gatherings.


Nisha Hallert
Director of Facilities

Nikki Goodell
Director of Special Events & Sales

Fred W. Smith Penthouse | Nightingale Sky Room | Stacie Mathewson Sky Plaza
  • Bird's-eye view of the Western sky
  • State-of-the art banquet kitchen
  • Retractable floor-to-ceiling glass walls
  • 14x8 LED Media Wall Displaying a 16x9 Aspect Ratio at 1820x1080 Resolution
  • Indoor Space: 4,800 sq. ft. Nightingale Sky Room
  • Outdoor Space: 5,000 sq. ft. Stacie Mathewson Sky Plaza Up to 260 banquet seats |
  • Up to 397 theater seats Up to 700 guests, reception-style
A space that easily accommodates talent of all size
Event space for the most intimate of experiences
Staging may be anchored from various focal points
Professional staff will advise on venue capacity and set-up
Wayne L. Prim Theater & Lobby
Located adjacent to Reynolds Grand Hall


  • Intimate stage
  • 180 seats
  • Digital Dolby 5.1 audio and advanced video projection
  • Ideal for musicians, small theater troupes, films, business meetings and weddings


  • Up to 75 guests, reception-style
  • Perfect for socializing before or after programs hosted in the Wayne L. Prim Theatere
Comfortable theater-style seating to accommodate 180 guests
State of the art amenities make the Theater a premier venue
Capabilities to stage any multi-media event
Soaring ceilings offer a creative yet professional venue