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 (COVID capacity is 250).  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 (COVID capacity is 250)

Cost: $500/two hours for Discovery Center Members or $550/two hours for the Public. 

Food option: Due to current COVID-related restrictions no food or drink can be brought into the Museum. Those wanting to provide food or drinks at your museum event can rent Discovery Room for a seperate fee as a space outside the museum to provide refreshments for guests. 

Theatre back copyWe encourage you to reserve our facility at least 30 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.