Parties and Rentals

From intimate spaces to meeting rooms and gallery spaces, The Discovery Museum offers a full complement of amenities for private gatherings to corporate events.

Download our Rent the Museum Brochure
Download our Rent the Museum Brochure
Our soaring, award-winning architecture and light-filled lobby welcomes guests. The center gallery offers a unique exhibit experience which can transform to formal tables and seating or presentation space. Panoramic views of an aerial park surround our glass-enclosed dining court.

Rental opportunities include three floors of exhibit space, mezzanine art gallery, auditorium and full dome planetarium, coupled with classrooms, separate meeting space and a professional catering kitchen.

Explore this section of our website for more details on the range of rental and party options, including:

Contact Special Events Coordinator Erika Eng for information about hosting your event at the Discovery Museum. Call (203) 372-3521 ext. 130 or email

Distinctive Spaces

Rental spaces are available in many configurations. Book a single area or an entire level, include additional galleries or utilize the whole Museum!

Guests can enjoy free, on-site parking. Our close proximity to the Merritt Parkway and I-95 ensures easy access for all.


The Museum’s Main Floor exhibit spaces, bathrooms, and Wonder Workshop are entirely wheelchair accessible. Upper, Lower Floor exhibits, bathrooms, and classrooms can all be reached by elevator.

No pets, except service animals, are permitted in the Museum, and all Discovery Museum spaces are smoke-free areas.