Discover the Art of Entertaining at the Museum of Craft and Design

MCD is the ideal location for your next creative meeting, mixer or reception. Located in the historic Dogpatch neighborhood, MCD is San Francisco’s only museum devoted exclusively to modern and contemporary craft and design.

Welcome your guests in a dynamic space showcasing regional, national and international designers and artists. Treat your clients to private shopping experiences in our award-winning museum store. Delight friends and family of all ages with MakeArt birthday parties or inspire colleagues and clients with customized creativity trainings and workshops.


MCD is a 3,500 ft² museum space including
3,125 ft² Gallery Space
375 ft² MakeArt Lab
High ceilings, natural light
International exhibitions
Award-winning Museum Store
Beautiful outdoor parklet

The Museum of Craft and Design is known for its bold and innovative exhibitions which rotate quarterly. As such, our floor plan, usable space and guest accommodation vary accordingly. Most installations can accommodate up to 250 guests for receptions and special events; capacity for seated events, dinners or lectures is dependent upon exhibition design. MCD’s MakeArt Lab can accommodate up to 25 guests for meetings, trainings and workshops.

MCD is happy to facilitate catering and bar service or guests may arrange catering from MCD’s preferred caterers list. Beer and wine services licenses are required for events serving alcohol. Permits will be secured on behalf of the client for a nominal coordinating fee. All bar services require a licensed bar attendant; all bar services require security officers.

MCD provides a range of amenities including facilitating external rentals, valet, security, A/V services and more. In addition, MCD’s talented staff can create customized hands-on art making experiences for your guests, clients and colleagues as part of your next special event.

Full Museum (After Hours Rates): $450 per hour; 4 hour minimum
Full Museum (Public Hours Rates): $950 per hour; 8-hour minimum (buy-out rates apply)
MakeArt Lab (After Hours Rates): $150 per hour; 2-hour minimum
MakeArt Lab (Public Hours Rates): $100 per hour; 2-hour minimum

Public Hours Rates: Tuesday–Saturday, 11 AM– 6 PM and Sunday, 12 PM–5 PM 
After Hours Rates: Monday, All Day; Tuesday–Saturday, 6 PM–12 AM; and Sunday, 5 PM–12 AM

All rentals include complimentary Museum admission. Qualified tax-exempt entities may be eligible for a non-profit discount of 20% off of hourly rental rates.

MCD is located on Third Street in the Dogpatch neighborhood, close to the 23rd Street T-line Muni stop.


Complete our online Event Rental Form to begin planning your event today.
For more information, contact us at or 415.773.0303.

Corp Craft: Creative Team Building Experiences at MCD

Inspire your clients and employees’ creativity with a makers experience at the Museum of Craft and Design! 

MCD invites your team to become immersed in hands-on workshops, from rapid prototype design to explorations of materials and creative reuse projects. Craft your creative experience using our diverse project menu or customize your event with curated activities developed with MCD staff. Projects can be undertaken as individual takeaways or as collaborative team experiences.


Everything Included
All materials and supplies are included in Corp Craft events. MCD’s guest artists and instructors are committed to providing an upbeat and supportive environment, ensuring every participant has a good time, feels accomplished, and bonds with their peers.


Craft and Design Anywhere
Host your workshop at the Museum of Craft and Design in the burgeoning arts enclave of Dogpatch, San Francisco. Each workshop includes museum admission and begins with a tour of our galleries for inspiration. Come early or stay late so you can explore all the neighborhood has to offer, including other arts organizations, workshops, restaurants, breweries and locally owned shopping.

Don’t have time to dash to Dogpatch? MCD has a unique history of popping up throughout the city and can easily host workshops in your conference room, courtyard or POPO (privately-owned public space). We can also bring our quick and easy make-and-takes to be part of your media influencer or customer appreciation events.


MCD offers five to fifteen-minute make-and-take projects to structured workshops that last up to two hours. Our talented instructors can customize experiences to work with your team’s schedule.


Food & Alcohol
MCD is happy to work with area caterers and restaurants to provide light snacks, breakfast, lunch, dinner and beverage options for your event.


Interested in designing a creative team building experience for your company? Contact Charlotte Jones at or at 415.773.0303 (ext 308).




For more details or to book your event, call us at 415.773.0303 or email

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