Frequently Asked Questions
What areas can be rented within the Museum?
The Museum’s Sumner M. Redstone Theater, Celeste and Armand Bartos Screening Room, Digital Learning Suite, William Fox Amphitheater, Moving Image Café, and the seminar room are all available for private events subject to availability. Museum galleries and exhibits can remain open during private events.
Are you able to host events year-round?
Yes, with the exception of Friday evenings and holidays. The Museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
What time can events begin and end in the Museum?
The Museum’s operating hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, and 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Setup for evening events can begin after closing. Depending upon when the space is required for the event, setup can begin earlier. All events must end by 1:00 a.m.
If an event is held during regular business hours, do guests have access to the Museum’s galleries?
Guests have full access to spaces in the museum that have been hired for the event. During public hours, guests are welcome to access the museum’s galleries and other spaces, however the admission fee is required. This policy excludes birthday parties, where guests are able to access all areas in the Museum.
Does the Museum have parking for events?
Parking is not available on the premises. The Museum is happy to recommend valet-parking services for events.
Are you located near a subway?
The Museum is two blocks from the Steinway Street station (M [weekdays only] or R train) and approximately five blocks from the 36 Avenue station Q [weekdays only] or N train).
Do you have access for guests with disabilities?
The Museum is committed to making its facility accessible to all visitors. Wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge, guide dogs and animals for assisted therapy are welcome at the Museum and Visitor Services and Security staff are available to assist with first aid.
Can I bring in an outside caterer?
Outside caterers allowed with prior approval.
Can I bring in my own entertainment, florist, etc?
Yes. All vendors must be approved in advance.
Is there a catering kitchen on site at the Museum?
The Museum does not have a catering kitchen.
Is a deposit required to hold a date?
Yes, the Museum can only hold a date following receipt of a 50 percent non-refundable deposit for the room fee.
Can I hire an outside audiovisual company for my event?
The Museum offers state-of-the-art audiovisual technology. If staff are unable to accommodate your needs, the Museum will suggest outside vendors who have worked here successfully for other clients. You may select your own outside vendor as well, subject to approval.
Can I hire an outside photographer or videographer?
Yes. The Museum encourages you to select your own videographer and photographer. All vendors must be approved in advance by the Museum.
What audiovisual services are included?
For a detailed list of equipment and the many services available for each space, please contact BG Hacker at 718 777 6868.
What is your smoking policy?
Smoking is prohibited.