Special Events

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Download our Rent the Museum Brochure

Special Events

The Discovery Museum and Planetarium offers a distinctive setting for an unforgettable event.

  • Weddings & Receptions
  • Bar Mitzvahs & Bat Mitzvahs
  • Parties
  • Special Occasions

Rent a single space or the entire Museum! You and your guests can enjoy a special catered event with breathtaking views from our dining court, view a private planetarium show in our Henry B. duPont III Planetarium, and interact with our dynamic hands-on exhibits.

Discovery Museum offers supplemental programming that can include telescope viewings, science demonstrations, or private screenings.

Please call Special Events Coordinator Erika Eng at (203) 372-3521 ext. 130 to learn more about renting the Museum and hosting your event at Discovery, or email eng@discoverymuseu.org.

Distinctive Spaces

SpecialEventToggle2Rental 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.