Museum Rental

Whether a wedding, reunion or corporate retreat, the Science Museum offers your event one of the most unique, stunning settings in all of western Virginia.

Walk down an aisle amidst tropical butterflies in our beautiful Butterfly Garden. Sip champagne among our one-of-a-kind exhibits. Enjoy fabulous views of the Roanoke Valley from our top-floor home in Center in the Square.

4th Floor Galleries
$500 per rental. Capacity: 500 standing.

The 4th Floor galleries include the Healthy Earth gallery, Healthy Bodies gallery, and the Living River & Touch Tank. If you’re planning to have music at your event, we have an excellent spot for a small band or DJ on this floor.

Requires two (2) museum attendants

5th Floor Galleries
$600 per rental. Capacity: 300 standing.

The 5th floor galleries include the How It Works gallery, Maker Lab, Toy Joy, and The Bubble, our multisensory space for our youngest guests. These galleries are a great place for playful exploration!

Requires one (1) museum attendant.

Butterfly Garden
$300 per rental. Capacity: 125 standing.

Situated on our 5th floor, the glass-ceilinged garden is home to hundreds of live butterflies from throughout the world in a lush tropical setting. Its presentation area makes for the perfect wedding altar and the area outside the garden is an excellent space for a small cocktail reception.

Requires two (2) museum attendants.


Please let us explore with you other options for your Science Museum rental!

How to Schedule:
Please contact us at 540.342.5710 or 50% deposit, with balance due 30 days prior to event.

Alcohol allowed (ABC permit required). Extra security may be needed for multi-floor use, alcohol on premises or for a large number of guests. Caterer of your choice is permitted or references can be provided. Proof of insurance required. 5% member discount on these rates.