The Durham Museum offers a variety of rental options for private or corporate functions and can accommodate groups of all sizes. From small meeting and corporate parties to wedding receptions, The Durham has a unique flavor and elegant setting for any occasion. Prices vary depending on time of rental and the space needed. All rentals include security and use of the parking plaza.
Create everlasting memories throughout this extraordinary setting. Guests can stroll through vivid exhibits and experience Omaha’s Union Station first-hand. Rental of the entire building includes use of the Suzanne & Walter Scott Great Hall, Swanson Gallery, Trish & Dick Davidson Gallery on track level, and all permanent galleries. See individual areas for capacities.
Suzanne and Walter Scott Great Hall
Formerly known as the Main Waiting Room, this is the single largest room in the museum. Guests will be surrounded by beauty and memories in this extravagant hall. The Suzanne & Walter Scott Great Hall can accommodate up to 500 guests for a sit-down dinner or up to 800 for a cocktail reception. Rental includes the use of the Swanson Gallery.
Elegant and stylish, the former Union Station’s Hayden House Restaurant has beautifully restored architecture. The Swanson Gallery is the perfect choice for an evening event and can accommodate up to 250 guests. Rental includes the use of the Criss Conference Room and kitchenette areas.
Trish and Dick Davidson Gallery
Formerly known as track level, this area provides a unique, historic experience for special events, where your guests can discover rich, cultural history in the permanent exhibits, and dine trackside. This space can accommodate 150 guests for a sit-down dinner or 250 guests for a cocktail reception.
Stanley & Dorothy Truhlsen Lecture Hall
This auditorium-style lecture space is located on the Trish & Dick Davidson Gallery level. The Stanley & Dorothy Truhlsen Lecture Hall has rich architectural features from the past, combined with modern décor. It can be used for lectures and presentations and features theater-style seating with 266 seats and a private entrance.
Soda Fountain & Old-Fashioned Candy shop
Consider your evening complete with an ice cream treat from our original Soda Fountain. Durham Museum Soda Jerks will cure your sweet tooth by serving phosphates, ice cream sundaes and Root Beer Floats. Old fashioned candy can also be purchased at the counter, including Cherry Mash, Black Jack Gum, Old-Time Taffy and much more! In order to provide you with exceptional service, this add-on is only available to groups of up to 250 people. (Hourly rental fee does not include purchased items. Minimum purchase of $150 is required.)
Treat your guests to lunch or a mid-day ice cream treat from our original Soda Fountain. Boxed lunches and ice cream treats can be pre-arranged through our retail department. Old fashioned candy can also be purchased at the counter, including Cherry Mash, Black Jack Gum, Old-Time Taffy and much more! In order to provide you with exceptional service, this add-on is only available to groups of up to 40 people (boxed lunches) and 250 people (ice cream treats).
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