Rentals at The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier

Facility Rentals

The Discovery Center is the perfect place for your family to celebrate a birthday party, baby shower, family reunion, graduation, and more! 

Our Museum and Story Garden offer a unique and fun place to host your friends, family, or business colleagues.

Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties at The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier


  • Admission to the Museum is included for all birthday party guests.
  • Enjoy a 60 minute reservation in Kids Commons 
    • 1 hour with 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after to set up and take down
  • Available to schedule during regular Museum hours on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Available times: 10:15AM, 12:00PM, 1:45PM and 3:30PM
  • Staff available during your party for an additional $25/hr per person
Kids Commons at The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier

Birthday Party Pricing 

  • up to 21 people: $176 ($159 for members)
  • up to 31 people: $264 ($238 for members)
  • up to 41 people: $332 ($300 for members)

Events at the The Discovery Center are Unique! Unforgettable! Fun!

Story Garden Rentals

Pavilion Rental Story Garden Discovery Center


  • Enjoy a 3 hour reservation in the Story Garden’s pavilion and amphitheater
    • 120 minutes with 30 minutes before for set up and 30 minutes after for clean up
    • The pavilion will be marked reserved for your celebration, but the Story Garden is open to the public
  • Admission to the Museum for guests $8/person
Amphitheater Story Garden at The Discovery Center
Tiered Amphitheater

Story Garden Rental Pricing:

  • Public: $250 ($225 for members)
  • Private Story Garden CelebrationPlease contact us for pricing

Private Rentals

If you are interested in hosting your event in our Ahearn Theater, please contact us for pricing.

Theater Rental Discovery Center

Rental Questions & Reservations

Please Note: Dates and times are subject to availability. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve the Museum or 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.