High top tables covered with sparkly gold tablecloths, round table with floral centerpiece, candles and blue table cloth, set in front of Horizon Hall's grand staircase

Rental Space

A timeless venue for your special event

Whole building rentals

An artist's rendering of a full-size woolly mammoth in the Bell Museum's gallery

A full-museum rental can accommodate 600 guests for a standing reception, 120 for buffet dining, and 150 for seated dining. Guests have access to the museum’s permanent galleries, as well as beautiful Horizon Hall.

Horizon Hall

Large reception hall with standing tables and cafe lights, small crowd of people, and purple hues shining on the ceiling

Horizon Hall features floor-to-ceiling windows and a grand staircase, perfect for amazing photos. This elegant, expansive space can be configured in a variety of ways depending on your event.

Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium

Empty theater in Bell planetarium, nebula projected on screen

Our digital planetarium offers a unique event space accommodating 120 guests in tiered theater seating for a lecture, planetarium show or the perfect spot to get married under the stars, rain or shine.

Ruth and John Huss Observation Deck

A man looks into a large telescope pointed toward the night sky

You can hold your event beneath the stars on the museum’s observation deck, allowing guests to explore the sky with our high-powered telescopes.

The Nucleus

A clean, modern room with round tables with chairs, wood-paneled walls and a large white board

The Nucleus is an intimate space tucked into the Minnesota Journeys gallery on the museum’s second floor. Options for layout include round tables and theater seating.