Museum rental

The Science Museum of Western Virginia is the perfect place to hold large or small events of any type. We are located right in the heart of Downtown Roanoke so guests from all over can easily gather in one center location. With competitive pricing and a maximum capacity of over 800 people, the museum is an exciting choice to host your next event.

Birthdays | corporate events | weddings

Specifics and availability

What we offer when you rent the museum floor:

  • Floor space for up to 850 people
  • A choice of rental spaces for your specific needs
  • Unlimited use of our exhibits
  • Space for a band or DJ booth
  • Tables, chairs and linens available (additional charges may apply)
  • Permittance of food and alcohol (must organize your own catering and hold an ABC licence for alcohol sales)
  • Onsite staff during event to help with all your needs

We make stuff happen! Just ask and we will always do our best to make sure you have exactly what you desire for your event.

Events are typically after hours (5pm – late) so as not to clash with our museum opening hours. If you wish to rent the museum during opening hours (10am – 5pm), please call or email our Director of Operations, Christy Brooks, to discuss your options.

Museum rental prices

Prices can change based on requirements and number of attendees. Below are the base rental prices for each area of the museum.



500 capacity

Healthy Bodies
Healthy Earth
Living River
Touch Tank



300 capacity

Toy Joy
How It Works
The Bubble
The MakerLab



125 capacity

Hidden Garden only



850 capacity

All exhibits


To get more information or to make a booking contact our Director of Operations, Christy Brooks, at