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 a tropical aisle amidst butterflies from around the world 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, and The Bubble, our multisensory play space for our younger 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 540.342.5726 or sguerry@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.