Museum indoor & outdoor exhibits are open to a limited number of guests who reserve online in advance. The Museum is open Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. Reserve tickets for the Museum at // The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf is open Wed–Sun, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. Tickets are available on-site only.

Fleischmann Auditorium

Recently renovated in 2019, the auditorium accommodates a dinner and dance reception of 175 people, and amplified music is allowed inside the auditorium. Events may begin at 4:00 PM. Music must stop at 9:30 PM and all guests depart by 10:00 PM.


Large wood floor area, dark wood paneling. Museum collections on display. With creative decor, an auditorium can be transformed into a memorable, fanciful space.


  • Cocktail reception: 100
  • Theater-style seating: 325
  • Dinner seating: 180
  • Dinner/Dance seating: 150


  • Prep or Pre-Stage Annex
  • Podium

Audio-Visual Capabilities

  • Fully-equipped A/V booth
  • Surround sound
  • Projector
  • Big screen
  • Must contact Museum-approved A/V technician for use of A/V equipment.

Internet Access

  • Yes


  • Up to 150 cars on site.


  • No smoking, balloons, or confetti.
  • LED candles only, no flame.
  • Waterproof mats must be placed under all food and beverage serving and preparation areas.

Other Services

  • Catering counseling
  • Security 


  • Weddings and Celebrations (Fleischman Auditorium, Wooded Area, Broder Building): $5,750
  • Fleischmann Auditorium Only: $4,000
    Presentations, Lectures, Business Meetings, Receptions

Please contact Caroline Baker Director of Development at