The Museum's outdoor spaces are open to the public. We have different activities each day, so check our calendar to plan your visit. Indoor spaces are temporarily closed. The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf's outdoor spaces are open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon–4:00 PM.

Coggeshall Bowl

Location: Museum

Description: Outdoor theater-style seating for wedding ceremonies, memorial services, concerts, or presentations and additional space for informal and formal receptions, lunches, dinners for private, corporate, or wedding events. Event may begin at 4:00 PM and must end at 6:30 PM with all guests and vendors departed from the area by 7:00 PM.

Ambiance: Beautifully carved stone amphitheater, ideal for wedding ceremonies up to 80 guests or for staging photographs. Located along Mission Creek and Sukinanik’oy Garden.


  • Theatre Style: 80
  • Additional space available with rental combination
  • No amplification of sound is allowed outdoors at the Museum. This includes Coggleshall Bowl.

Facilities: Outdoor theater-style stone amphitheater

Audio-Visual Capabilities: None

Internet Access: None


  • Up to 150 cars on site.


  • No smoking, balloons, confetti, or open flames.
  • No floating candle centerpieces.
  • Waterproof mats to be placed under all food and beverage serving and preparation areas.

Other Services:

  • Catering counseling
  • Security

Price: $500

Our Event Manager, Meridith Moore, is available to answer any questions and schedule on-site visit and consultation. Contact her at 805-682-4711 ext 112, or email at