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.

Treat your guests to a private evening in the museum. 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 (Closed beginning August 15, 2017 for the transition to our new pollinator garden. Will reopen in the fall.)
$300 per rental. Capacity: 125 standing.

Situated on our 5th floor, the glass-ceilinged garden is home to hundreds of live butterflies 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 frontdesk@smwv.org. 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.