Museum Rentals

Create your one-of-a-kind event in Charlotte's most unique venue.

Mingle with friends or colleagues in a unique setting with endless opportunities for creativity, imagination and play. For an event rental that is entertaining, educational and one-of-a-kind, Discovery Place Kids is the perfect place for receptions, parties, family reunions, club meetings and much more.

Looking for a birthday party idea that is out of this world? Treat your child to a special birthday party with exclusive Museum access for your guests. Discovery Place Kids is available for rental for after-hours birthday parties

Rental fees include:

  • Event space for up to 4 hours
  • Complimentary parking for you and your guests
  • Tables and chairs
  • Set up and breakdown of Museum equipment
  • Manager, Special Events to help with planning a successful event

Add-on Options

Technology Options

State-of-the-art smart boards provide internet access and high-quality video delivery. Or rent our photo booth so that everyone leaves with a photo memento of your event.

Animal Encounter

Meet one of the Museum's animal residents during an up-close encounter.

Catapult Pong

A new twist on an old game using the principles of catapults to launch balls into buckets. Always a crowd favorite!

Cockroach Races

It's as strange as it sounds. Choose your bug, place your bet and you are off to the races!

Liquid Nitrogen Wine Slushies

Wildly popular, the liquid nitrogen demonstration produces dramatic smoke and delicious slushie wine samples.

Fear Factor Lab

Dare to eat a bug. Light your hand on fire. Stick your hand in a bucket of night crawlers. Do you have what it takes to overcome your fears?

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Museum Rental Spaces

Full Museum

Rental includes both levels of the Museum plus access to the party rooms located on Level 2. Please note that Discovery Place Kids is available for rental only during non-public hours.

Capacity: 500 standing


Essential Info

  • What do rental fees include

    Rental rates include event space, applicable Museum staffing, event manager, janitorial services, set-up and break-down of Discovery Place Kids equipment, parking on a first come, first serve basis at Discovery Place Kids and standard AV equipment. Seated tables, high-top cocktail tables and chairs are included (limitations apply).

    The facility rental fees do not include the following services: Add-On Options, additional staff, on-site AV technician, food or beverage service, linens or additional security. All of the services will be itemized in client’s contract as necessary.

  • How far in advance can I hold my event date

    Requests to reserve space are accepted up to two years in advance of the event date. Only two holds per client are permitted. A client’s requested date will be held for 10 business days, by the end of which Discovery Place requires a signed contract and deposit. If a signed contract and deposit have not been received within 10 business days, the date will be released. If a definite request from a potential client is received for a date on hold prior to the expiration of the 10-day period, Discovery Place will contact the client with the hold to make a final decision, sign a contract and make a deposit within three business days.

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