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Facility Rental

The Cook Auditorium is 2,500 square feet and can seat up to 200 people. The auditorium is designed for lectures, speakers, multimedia presentations, and films.
The main lobby, Johnston Hall is 4,900 square feet and has seating for 130 or standing room for 400.
The Fritz Conference Room is 300 square feet and adjacent to the Members' Lounge. The formal boardroom seats 16 captain's chairs around the heavy wooden sectional table.
The Members' Lounge is 910 square feet, this space is perfect for small discussion groups, receptions, and dinners for up to 42, the room offers a view of the National Elk Refuge and access to the Sculpture Trail Terrace.
The Members' Gallery is 380 square feet and may be used for a bar or buffet setup or as additional reception space.
The Wapiti Gallery is 1,200 square feet and is perfect for a meeting or reception.
The Rising Sage Café is 864 square feet and is a great place for small dinners and receptions.
Soft leather sofas, a bay window, and fireplace create a cozy setting in the Members' Lounge.
The Chrystie & Esperti Classrooms are 621 square feet and perfect for classes, meetings, or studio space.
The Sculpture Trail Terrace is 2,000 square feet and provides additional mingling space and picnic table seating for your event.
A new naturally sheltered amphitheater near the Museum entrance would be great to hold an outdoor show or reception.

The National Museum of Wildlife Art offers a wide range of fully functional venues perfect for events and meetings. Whether it’s a wedding reception, business luncheon,  gala dinner, conference, or presentation the Museum will make your event a masterpiece.


Johnston Hall

4,900 Square Feet

The beautiful lobby serves as a spectacular backdrop for small and large group dinners and receptions. With seating for 130 or standing room for 500, this multipurpose space opens onto the Sculpture Trail Terrace.


Members’ Lounge

910 Square Feet

Casual and very comfortable for small discussion groups, receptions, and dinners for up to 42, the room offers a view of the National Elk Refuge and access to the Sculpture Garden Terrace. Soft leather sofas, a bay window, and fireplace create a cozy setting.


Members’ Gallery

380 Square Feet

This beautiful wood-floored gallery serves as the entryway to the Members’ Lounge. It displays select museum exhibitions and may be used for a bar or buffet setup or as additional reception space.


Sculpture Trail Terrace

2,000 Square Feet

Overlooking the National Elk Refuge, the terrace provides additional mingling space and picnic table seating for your event. The terrace may be combined with other museum spaces affording your guests the most spectacular views of the Gros Ventre Range,  Sleeping Indian Mountain, and the National Elk Refuge.


Rising Sage Café

864 Square Feet

A great place for small dinners and receptions. The café seats up to 50 and offers access to the Sculpture Trail Terrace and lobby. The space is only available after museum hours.


Lynne and Jack Fritz Conference Room

300 Square Feet

This formal boardroom, adjacent to the Members’ Lounge, seats 16 captain’s chairs around the heavy wooden sectional table. Perimeter seating expands room capacity to 25. The boardroom also features a wet bar and a retractable presentation screen.


Wapiti Gallery

1,200 Square Feet

Adjacent to the Cook Auditorium and Johnston Hall, the Wapiti Gallery may be used for meeting or reception space. Lecture style seating can be arranged for 80 people seated at round tables, with standing room for up to 150, or set up as a U-shaped boardroom with meeting space for 32 people. Great for a large group luncheon.


Cook Auditorium

2,500 Square Feet

With seating for 200, the auditorium is designed for lectures, speakers, multimedia presentations, and films. The auditorium is located off Johnston Hall providing mingling space during breaks and intermissions. State of the art audio visual available.


Chrystie & Esperti Classrooms

621 Square Feet

Individually, with room for 50, these flexible spaces can be used for classes, meetings, or studio space. The classrooms are separated with a floor to ceiling portable wall or may be combined to convert to a 100 seat lecture hall or multi-purpose room.


Museum Shop

1,100 Square Feet

The Museum Shop offers an intriguing selection of items that compliment the museum’s collections. Artful gifts, coffee table books, and specialty items abound. The shop may be opened during private events for an additional charge.


For more information about our facilities and rental options please contact:
Wendy Merrick, Events Manager
307-732-5418

ContactWendy MerrickManager of Events