The Science Museum of Western Virginia

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Sunday, 1-5 pm

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Museum Rental

Whether a wedding, reunion or corporate retreat, the Science Museum offers your event one of the most unique, stunning settings in all of western Virginia.

Walk down an aisle amidst tropical butterflies in our beautiful Butterfly Garden. Sip champagne among our one-of-a-kind exhibits. Enjoy fabulous views of the Roanoke Valley from our top-floor home in Center in the Square.

Butterfly Garden/5th floor
$1,200 for 4-hour rental. Capacity: 125 standing.

Situated on our 5th floor, the glass-ceilinged garden is home to hundreds of live tropical butterflies from throughout the world in a lush setting of native plants. Its presentation area makes for the perfect wedding altar.

Science Museum (includes Butterfly Garden)
$3,000 for 4-hour rental. Capacity: 500 standing, 200 seated.

Enjoy complete access to our 4th and 5th floor galleries: Healthy Earth, Healthy Bodies, How It Works, Open Lab and Children’s Curiosity Corner.

Please let us explore with you other options for your Science Museum rental!

How to Schedule:
Please contact us at 540.342.5718 or mhemphill@smwv.org. 50% deposit, with balance due 30 days prior to event.

Alcohol allowed (ABC permit required). Extra security may be needed for multi-floor use, alcohol on premises or for a large number of guests. Caterer of your choice is permitted or references can be provided. Proof of insurance required. 5% member discount on these rates.

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