McWane Science Center offers multiple unique but functional event spaces perfect for your business luncheon, multi-day meeting, fundraising reception, employee appreciation day, wedding reception and more. With multiple private spaces available 7 days a week, including a 4000 sq ft banquet room, IMAX theater, four exhibit floors and central downtown location – McWane Science Center is the perfect venue to host a group of 10 – 500+ day or night. With in-house catering and an experienced special events team to assist with every detail, McWane Science Center is the one-stop-shop for a unique event styled exclusively for you.
Facility rentals INCLUDE (but are not limited to) the following: - Parking for your guests in McWane Science Center's secure, covered parking deck - Variety of state of the art Audio/Visual equipment - Use of McWSC chairs and tables (variety of shapes and sizes) for banquets, receptions and meetings - Variety of state of the art Audio/Visual equipment - Use of McWSC dance floor - Use of McWSC podiums - Lighting options based on facility rental - Video conferencing capabilities - Public Wi-Fi - Set-up and clean-up from McWSC Staff - Use of McWSC pipe and drape - Directory signage - Trashcans and service throughout event - McWSC Event Staff on hand for entire event - Use of McWSC linens and skirts with use of McWSC catering (small cost with other caterer)
Items are based on McWane Science Center inventory and vary depending on event facility rented.
Facility Rental Options
Drayton Nabers, Jr. Special Event Center: Multiple AV capabilities, 4,000 sq ft, private parking entrance and lobby area are just a few of the amenities that make the Special Events Center the perfect location for any corporate or social event. Available during the day and after hours the Special Events Center is perfect for events for 20 - 300.
Regions Room: Tucked away on a quite floor the Regions Room is your solution for your next business meeting, small luncheon, baby shower or intimate dinner. Perfect for groups of 40 or less the Regions Room is available day and night.
City Gallery: For a unique and distinctive feel for your next business reception, banquet or fundraising gala, the City Gallery offers an alternative to the traditional. Available for after hours events, the City Gallery, with its large digital globe and intimate layout, will offer your guests an event to marvel at.
John W. Woods IMAX(R) Theater: With seating for 280, your next film presentation, business meeting or private IMAX screening will WOW your guests. Available after hours the IMAX theater boasts the world’s most advance six-channel digital sound system and domed screen.
Classroom Rental: For your meeting add-on McWane offers multiple classroom options for your conference or meeting break-out rooms. Available during the day and at night, the classrooms are perfect for 5-50.
After Hours Adventure Hall Rental: For a truly unique event - rent one of McWane’s interactive adventure halls for your after hours
*Don’t see a space that will fit your event? Contact the McWane Science Center Special Events Department for additional space options
**McWane Science Center offers a 30% discount to established nonprofit organizations. Proof of 501(c)(3) status may be required.