The Discovery Museum offers a distinctive setting for your wedding or special event. 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.
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. Our rental opportunities include three floors of exhibit space, mezzanine art gallery, auditorium and full dome planetarium, coupled with a professional catering kitchen. You can book a single area or an entire level, include additional galleries or utilize whole museum. Our professional staff will ensure that your event is a great success.
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.
Recommended by 99% of couples
Isabelle · Married on 07/14/2018
There are so many aspects of the Discovery Museum that made our wedding reception perfect! First and foremost, the staff was incredibly helpful and responsive to requests on the day of, and spent a lot of time communicating and meeting with us, our planner and other parties involved. They worked seamlessly with the florist and caterer for setup – they only had two hours to prepare and it all got done! We utilized the bottom floor for the cocktail party, and the middle floor for dinner and dancing. Guests were free to explore the museum and interact with the exhibits. Even I joined in on the obstacle course in my poufy white dress! Another great aspect about the museum is that elaborate decorations are not needed – the place pops all on its own.
I could say that we were really lucky that everything fell into place for us, but luck only gets you so far. Having good vendors is a plus, but a fantastic venue with excellent staff to coordinate the chaos is better than luck, and the credit goes to the Discovery Museum!
Jana · Married on 10/11/2014
The Discovery Museum was an amazing venue for our rehearsal dinner. The space is so cool we didn't have to decorate at all - which was great. We were able to bring in our own food and drinks which was yummy and also had the bonus effect of making whole event a relatively frugal affair.
They did an amazing planetarium show they customized just for us. Since it was too cloudy to see through the telescopes they did a demo of the space center instead. Our guests of all ages loved it! They even let us take pictures with the space rover after the event. It. was. awesome.
They were so flexible with all our needs and a true pleasure to work with. I only wish they had been big enough to be our wedding venue!
stephanie · Married on 08/26/2018
We had an amazing event! everything went smoothly and the attentiveness was beyond compare! would have another event in a second at Discovery Museum. accommodating, doting and really the best event space I can remember ever using! People were blown away by the space and the fact that it is neighbors with the climbing experience was beyond compare! the staff was so wonderful and so easy to work with! I cannot say enough about our event! this is an unknown gem! book it before everyone knows about it!
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