Film & Photo Shoots

 

A Backdrop Like No Other

From television and movie production to indoor and outdoor photo shoots, NYSCI has the perfect backdrop for your filming or photography needs.

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COVID-19 SAFETY

All capacity information listed below is the full capacity when bookings are not affected by Covid-19 guidelines. We have accommodated film & photo shoots while the museum has been closed, and are currently taking rental bookings for 2021 subject to Covid-19 safety protocols. For more information about specific guidelines, please Contact Us.

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SPACES

The Great Hall

Our iconic Great Hall is included in our available spaces after undergoing a $25 million restoration, looking as good as it did at the 1964 World’s Fair when it was designed by renowned architect Wallace Harrison.
Space specifications, size, usage, and capacity:

 

DIMENSIONS
SQUARE FEET
RECEPTION CAPACITY
BANQUET
THEATER
Various
7,000
500 guests
350 guests
500 guests


 
The Anthony Viscusi Gallery

Surrounded by white walls, this oval-shaped room is your personal canvas. A 4,000-square-foot gallery space, the Viscusi provides flexibility and customization for your shoot. Space specifications, size, usage, and capacity:
 

DIMENSIONS
SQUARE FEET
RECEPTION CAPACITY
BANQUET
THEATER
CLASSROOM
U-SHAPE
88 x 55
4,000
350 guests
275 guests
300 guests
200 guests
100 guests


 
CENTRAL PAVILION

Featuring over 250 hands-on exhibits, the Central Pavilion provides an intriguing backdrop for photography and filming.
 
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The Terrace

The Terrace is perfect for your outdoor shoot in warmer months. With over 10,000 square feet of space, the Terrace can be configured to suit your exact needs.

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The Theater

This fully equipped facility can seat up to 310 and provides a perfect stage space for your shooting needs. Space specifications, size, usage, and capacity:

DIMENSIONS
SQUARE FEET
RECEPTION CAPACITY
BANQUET
THEATER
CLASSROOM
CONFERENCE
U-SHAPE
Various
4,000
N/A
N/A
302 guests
N/A
N/A
N/A


 
Dining Area

Our spacious dining area can accommodate up to 230 guests and can be customized to accommodate your filming needs.

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Rocket Park and Rocket Park Mini Golf

The 9-hole miniature course winds beneath NYSCI’s signature 1964 World’s Fair rockets. This outdoor space creates an outrageous backdrop for any outdoor shoot.
 
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Playground

Our playground provides a beautiful photo or filming backdrop in addition to endless fun.
 
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Rotunda and Gallery

A circular bi-level rotunda with floor-to-ceiling windows provides ample natural light and an interesting backdrop. Space specifications, size, usage, and capacity:

DIMENSIONS
SQUARE FEET
RECEPTION CAPACITY
BANQUET
CONFERENCE
U-SHAPE
62 x 62
3,800
200 guests
200 guests
N/A
N/A


 

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