Tuesday, April 30 • 7:00-9:30 p.m.

National Museum of Natural History Evening Reception & Dinner

Please join us for an evening at the Museum on Tuesday, April 30th from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., shuttles will depart the Westin hotel beginning at 6:45 p.m. This is for all Capital Summit registered attendees; your ICBA issued name badge will be your ticket for entrance into the Museum.

History, science, and wonder converge at the National Museum of Natural History to create an unparalleled atmosphere for our evening off-site event. As you enter the museum's majestic halls, you are greeted by the awe-inspiring sight of towering dinosaur skeletons, sparkling gems such as the Hope Diamond, and intricate displays of the natural world.

The night will start with mingling beneath the Rotunda where the museum’s most treasured exhibits are on display. The evening will also provide access to many of the incredible galleries including Mammal Hall, Ocean Hall, Fossil Hall and Gems and Minerals.

In this iconic venue, ICBA will have an experience like no other, where history, science, and celebration intertwine to create moments of joy, discovery, and enchantment.

Descriptions of each hall:

The Mammal Hall is a captivating exhibit that offers visitors a close-up look at the diversity and complexity of mammalian life across the globe. This hall is a testament to the beauty, adaptability, and evolution of mammals through the ages.

Sant Ocean Hall is where the mysteries of the deep sea come to life through captivating displays of marine life. As your guests explore the exhibits, they are transported to underwater worlds teeming with vibrant coral reefs, graceful sea creatures, and the rhythm of the tides.

Fossil Hall is a captivating journey through the history of life on Earth, showcasing some of the most remarkable fossils ever discovered. This hall invites visitors to explore the evolution of ancient organisms, from the earliest life forms to the majestic creatures of the prehistoric past.

The Gem Hall is a dazzling exhibition that showcases the incredible beauty and diversity of the Earth's mineral kingdom. This hall is a treasure trove of over 2,500 minerals and gems, including some of the world's most famous jewels such as the Hope Diamond, providing visitors with a rare opportunity to see up close the natural artistry and scientific wonder of these formations.