Space Rental

If you don't want to rent our museum, but you need space space to hold a meeting or celebration, then our Discovery Room could be just what you need! Let us help you plan the perfect family celebration or business meeting.  For more information, please email us at Space Rental or call (815) 963-6769.  To make your gathering unforgettable, rent the entire museum! Click here for museum rental information. If you simply want a large open space with tables and chairs, consider renting Kresge Hall, which is operated by Riverfront Museum Park. For information on Kresge Hall, contact (815) 971-2801.

Discovery Room

This multi-purpose room seats up to 30 guests and is ideal for your private or corporate needs.  Discovery Room has a sink, counter space, and can be set with round tables, rectangular tables, or simply rows of chairs. Discovery Room can be booked seven days a week and is conveniently located next to our parking lot.  Museum admission is NOT included with this rental space but may be purchased for a discounted rate of $7 per person.  

Capacity: 30 guests

discovery room

Rental rates:

  • $225 for two hours

  • $400 for four hours

  • $700 for eight hours

Rental times: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

(After hours events may be accommodated with an additional Building Security Fee of $15 per hour).

Extras:

  • A/V equipment (projector, screen, laptop, microphone, etc.) is available for an additional $15 fee.  

To reserve Discovery Room, please submit the Rental Request Form.

 

Theater

Our theater provides the perfect backdrop for sales meetings, lectures or film screenings.  Sound support, 16’ x 9’ screen and DVD package ensure your event’s success.

Capacity: 100 guests

Rental rates: $225 for two hours

                     $400 for four hours

                    $700 for eight hours 

Rental times:  10:00 am to 4:00 pm (weekdays Monday-Friday)

                       After 3:00 pm (weekends Saturday and Sunday)

(After hours events may be accommodated with an additional Building Security Fee of $15 per hour).

Extras:

  • A/V equipment (projector, screen and media player) is available for an additional $40 fee. 

  • Refreshments including popcorn, candy, and covered drinks may be served in our theater.  No other food is allowed. 

To reserve Discovery Room or the theater, please submit the Rental Request Form.