Visitor Info

Amenities and Additional Costs

Tables and Chairs

We have 13 - 60" round, 30 - 6' and 20 - 8' rectangular tables and 120 folding chairs you may use at no additional cost.


Membership in Friends of the Museum is required to rent the Museum. Non-members will be billed $55 for a membership and will enjoy full benefits of a one-year family membership including free or reduced admission to Museum special exhibits and free admission to more than 300 science museums worldwide.


All after-hours events require security officers beginning 1/2 hour before your event time and ending 1/2 hour after your event ends. In consultation with the client, staff will determine the number of officers needed and arrange their scheduling. The additional cost is $35 per hour per officer with a 3 hour minimum.

Audiovisual Equipment and Technician Fees

Audiovisual equipment is available throughout the Museum. Requests for A/V needs are required 30 days prior to the event. A full list of equipment, pricing and technician fees are available upon request.

Educational Programming

Through this service Museum educators interact with your guests and invite them to explore a captivating array of natural objects, specimens and other materials. Programs on a wide variety of natural science topics, including a special evening featuring the Museum’s renowned paleontologist, are available. Full list of programs provided upon request.

Museum Store and Nature Art Gallery

The Museum Store is available to stay open late for after-hours events. There is a $100 deposit required for this service which will be refunded if guests spend a minimum of $100 in the Museum Store.