As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums are temporarily closed. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our websites and social media.
The soaring four-story Rotunda, designed in the Beaux-Arts style and featuring Henry, our iconic African Bush Elephant, provides a spectacular setting for standing receptions or seated dinners. Host up to 3,500 guests by expanding your event into our many exhibition halls.
An elegant, classically inspired auditorium that features a domed ceiling of original Guastavino tiles from 1910, Baird Auditorium is equipped with a sound and video system, film projection capabilities and a 25’ x 14’ stage.