Powdermill Nature Reserve

Facility Rentals

Consider the beautiful environment and green-certified facilities at Powdermill Nature Reserve for your next event.


parker roomPowdermill: A natural habitat, for a memorable and distinctive gathering 

Celebrating a half century as the environmental research center of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Powdermill Nature Reserve offers a range of flexible and well-equipped spaces for practically any business or social event. But it’s our unique setting and sylvan ambiance that make us the natural choice for a memorable, distinctive gathering.

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Parker Room
Capacity: 96 seated, 150 cocktails

Go ahead, add to that invitation list. Because from a banquet to a workshop to a reception, space isn’t a problem in the Parker Room, Powdermill’s largest gathering area. The room comes complete with a data/video projection system, DVD and CD players, wireless microphone, lighted podium, big display screen, and a built-in servery. Click here to see alternate setup for conference or lecture. 

exhibitionsPermanent Exhibitions Area
Capacity: 60 seated, 80 cocktails

The Permanent Exhibitions Area is a multipurpose space showcasing Powdermill's natural history and research exhibitions. Its living stream offers a look at life in Powdermill Run, and the interactive bird call touchscreen is fun for all ages. Careful, because the deck’s beautiful wooded backdrop may be a little distracting.

Outdoor Spaces 

Casual get-together? Organized activity? The spacious deck and courtyard are open to whatever ideas you may have. Surrounded by gardens and woods, these spaces are all about the possibilities. And right next door, you have access to an outdoor, natural-stone amphitheater at the head of the beautiful Black Birch Trail.

gallerySpecial Exhibitions Gallery
Capacity: up to 48 seated, 70 cocktails, depending on exhibitions in space

The flexibility that makes the Special Exhibitions Gallery work for a variety of exhibitions means it can accommodate a range of gatherings. The climate is carefully controlled to protect the exhibitions, but you’ll find it a very cool space no matter what your event.

Ready to Gather? 

To find out more about renting space at Powdermill, contact Cokie Lindsay, Operations Coordinator, at LindsayC@carnegiemnh.org or 724.593.4070.