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, business meeting, baby shower or holiday party. For a large space, we offer Kresge Hall. For a smaller space, we have Discovery Room. For more information, please email us at Space Rental or call (815) 963-6769.  

Discovery Room

This multi-purpose room comfortably seats up to 65 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. We can accommodate groups from 2-65 people in this space. 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 $6 per person.  

Capacity: 65 guests

discovery room

Rental rates:

  • $150 for two hours

  • $250 for four hours

  • $400 for eight hours

Rental times: 8:00 am to 5:00 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.

 

Kresge Hall

Kresge Hall is the perfect setting for receptions, parties and large meetings. It is located on the southeast corner of our building (Riverfront Museum Park) near the picturesque Rock RIver. This multi-purpose room comfortably seats up to 250 guests and has an attached catering kitchen. Riverfront Museum Park has round and/or rectangular tables for rent. Museum admission is NOT included with this rental space.

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: $150 for two hours

                     $250 for four hours

                    $400 for eight hours 

Rental times:  10:00 am to 5:00 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.