Corporate Events

Corporate Members have access to the Smithsonian’s unique venues on the National Mall for elegant events.

Member Networking Events

Be invited to special events or host your own among national treasures at the Smithsonian’s unique spaces.

Your employees are invited to special events with other corporate members about six times a year. Executives from prominent Washington-area businesses mingle after hours, view exhibitions with our curators, learn in-person from leading researchers, and enjoy unique culinary experiences. Private tours and special access are the hallmarks of these much-sought-after events.

Past networking events have included: 

  • Viewing of restricted objects such as meteorites from Mars and the moon at the National Museum of Natural History, and treasured artifacts from Babe Ruth, Seinfeld, and Indiana Jones in the collections of the National Museum of American History
  • Special invitations to annual events such as Space Day, Boo at the Zoo, the preview dinner for the Smithsonian Craft Show, and VIP viewing of the 4th of July fireworks on the National Mall
  • Breakfasts and curator-led tours of exhibitions such as Song for the Horse Nation at the National Museum of the American Indian and Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg a the Smithsonian American Art Museum 
  • Special events such as a National Museum of African Art-hosted reception for African heads of state

Hosted Events 

Imagine having your next corporate event adjacent to the Hope Diamond, alongside the Space Shuttle Discovery, or steps away from the original Star-Spangled Banner ...

With the Corporate Membership Program, you can access some of Washington's most sought-after event locations at a reduced rate, from intimate dinners to large-scale receptions, and create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for your executives, clients, or VIPs.

Hold your event alongside national treasures – or amidst unique and special spaces like the contemporary glass-and-steel domed indoor garden of the Kogod Courtyard at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, or overlooking the National Mall from the rooftop of the National Museum of American History.

Access the world's largest research and museum complex before and after normal visiting hours for private tours of everything from exhibits not-yet-open to the public, to the conservation labs where experts work to restore treasures ranging from the fragile pages of Thomas Jefferson’s bible to each individual sequin on the ruby slippers Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz.

We work with you to find the ideal space for your most important events—and constituents.

For more information, send an email or call 202.633.0016.