Rentals at The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier

Facility Rentals

The Discovery Center is the perfect place for your family to celebrate as our community reopens. Whether it is a missed birthday party, a baby shower, a family reunion, or even a graduation, The Discovery Center is the perfect place to get your friends and family back together.

Museum Rental includes:

  • The entire Museum, just for your family and friends, for 3 hours.
  • Up to 50 individuals can attend (includes children and adults).
  • Two staff members will be available to assist with set-up and clean-up.

Pricing:

  • Members: $300
  • Non-members: $350
The Museum is available to rent for private parties on Sundays 10AM – 1PM and on Fridays when we are not open to the public from 4-7PM. (The Discovery Center is open to the public on the first and third Fridays of the month.)

The Story Garden Rentals

Rentals end for the season on November 1, 2021.
Please check back in the Spring!

Full Story Garden Rental includes: 

The Story Garden is now open for the season and reservations are now being accepted.

  • The entire Story Garden, just for your family and friends, for 3 hours.
  • Up to 50 individuals can attend (includes children and adults).
  • One staff member will be available to assist with set-up and clean-up.

Pricing:

  • Members: $200
  • Non-members: $250

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve the Museum or the entire Story Garden. The remaining balance is due one week before the date of the party. If the rental is cancelled with 48 hours notice, a refund will be given in the form of another rental to be used within one year.

Story Garden Picnic Area Rental includes:

The Story Garden is now open for the season and reservations are now being accepted.

  • A great place to grab dinner with friends in the evening.
  • Up to 12 people, from 5PM – 7PM.
  • Signage will indicate your rental but Discovery Center Staff will not be present.

Pricing:

  • Members: $75
  • Non-members: $100

No deposit is required for the Story Garden picnic area.

Birthday Parties at The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier

Birthday Parties

  • Birthday parties are back!  Schedule your child’s birthday party on Saturdays, Sundays, or Friday evenings when the Museum is open.
Pricing:
  • up to 21 people: $160
  • up to 31 people: $240
  • up to 41 people: $320

Questions & Reservations

Please Note: Dates and times are subject to availability. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve the Museum or the entire Story Garden. The remaining balance is due one week before the date of the party. If the rental is cancelled with 48 hours notice, a refund will be given in the form of another rental to be used within one year.