Museum Rentals

Discover The Spirits 102315 63 croppedHold your next special event at Discovery Center Museum!  Let us help you plan the perfect school outing, class reunion, family celebration, corporate meeting, baby shower or holiday party at our facility.  We can accommodate groups from 25 to 1,000 people.  Whether you’re looking for a private museum rental or a space for a business meeting, we can assist you.  For more information, please email us at Museum Rental or call (815) 963-6769.  
    
Imagine entertaining your guests surrounded by over 300 interactive exhibits.  Discovery Center Museum offers two floors of hands-on science exhibits as well as an outdoor science park which will remain open until sundown, weather permitting.  Museum rentals are ideal for corporate events, school family nights or even birthday parties.  

Capacity: 1,000 guests

Rental rates:

  • $500 for two hours and up to 200 guests
  • $150 for each additional hour
  • $150 for each additional 100 guests
  • $15 per hour for building security fee

Rental times: 5:30 pm or later (after regular business hours)

Extras:  

  • Planetarium shows may be added to your museum rental for an additional $50. Maximum of 3 shows.  Planetarium capacity = 30 guests.
  • Our lunchroom may be added to your museum rental for an additional $40.  Lunchroom capacity = 70 guests.

Theatre back copyWe encourage you to reserve our facility at least 60 days in advance.  

We require 50% down payment of the total balance to hold your reservation.  Any remaining balance is due 14 days prior to the event.  

To reserve the museum, please submit the Rental Request Form.

Your reservation is not complete until you receive confirmation from the Discovery Center.