Event Space
Lens 2 Room

Named for the distinctive design of the Bloch Building, the Lens 2 event room is a great vantage point for spectacular views of the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park. The translucent walls light up at night to give added ambiance to any event. 

Capacity: Reception, 135 | Seated, 96 | Meetings, 60

Rental Availability & Costs:
Rental availability: Monday, Thursday–Sunday
Up to 4 hours $2,500
Up to 8 hours $5,000
Additional hours $800 per hour

Discounts Available for Selected Membership Tiers and 501c3 Groups

Select exhibition galleries are included for viewing
Museum staff: Event Planning, Security & Visitor Service, Maintenance and Engineering

Additional Services Available
Audio-Visual service and equipment
Assistance with rentals, flowers and musicians
Underground parking available for $14 per car


  • There is no food or beverage permitted in Atkins Auditorium
  • Rozzelle Court Restaurant is the exclusive caterer for events at the Nelson-Atkins
  • The museum is a smoke-free institution
  • For the safety and wellbeing of guests, the client will be responsible for an additional security cost ($100 every 30 minutes) if any guest(s) stays beyond the designated closure time

For Reservations
Please contact the Event Planning Department at 816-751-1234 or events@nelson-atkins.org