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Spooky sights and thrills await you during Fright at the Museum.

First Floor & Mezzanine

Rent the First Floor and Mezzanine

An oceanic wonderland. 

Within the First Floor and Mezzanine levels lie mermaids and sea creatures that swirl around the mosaic floors and columns. The cloud-like ceiling creates a dreamy atmosphere. A triple-level tree stage and dance floor area are perfect for a band, presentation or champagne toast! Native Missouri fish and turtles swim in the 5,000-gallon aquarium ornamented with oyster shells, found sea glass and mosaic tiles.

Above the first-floor mosaics and aquarium, the mezzanine level overlooks the colorful space and includes many more exciting nooks and crannies to explore.

Venue capacity is 100 seated and 200 standing.

What’s Included

  • Exclusive use of the selected area
  • Round tables and chairs for seating up to the capacity of the room
  • General admission* access to City Museum on the day of your event; Rooftop access is not included, but can be added for an additional fee March-October, weather permitting

*Admission during nonoperating hours requires an additional staffing fee to be applied. 

Book an Event

We begin booking events one year in advance and can reserve dates up to two weeks prior to the event date. One date in one room may be temporarily held for up to two weeks with no contract or money. If you’re ready to secure a date, a nonrefundable deposit and signed contract is required. Once reserved, events may not be canceled but may be rescheduled as long as the new date is available and falls within a year of the old. 

For information on rental availability and booking, please complete our event booking form online, or contact our Events Sales Representative at email

Approved Caterers

Should you need a caterer, you must contact and use one from our approved list. The approved caterer will provide all food. They will also take care of any linen rentals that may be required.

Callier’s Catering

Ces & Judy’s Catering

Sugarfire Events

Hollyberry Catering

Orlando’s Catering

Patty Long Catering

Russo’s Gourmet Catering
314-427-6771 ext. 105

Pablo’s Catering 

Butler’s Pantry

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