• Field Trip

    More than 250 interactive science, technology, energy and health exhibits await students of all ages.  We’re experts at making sure that bringing your group to the Museum is smooth sailing all the way. Discounted admission for groups of 20 or more!

  • ScienceWorks

    Your students become scientists during our ScienceWorks Labs. All programs align with National Science Education Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and Common Core State Standards. Labs are available year-round for preschool to middle school students.

  • Outreach

    It's Science on Wheels: We bring the Museum to you!  We offer fun, inquiry-based programs for the students in your classroom, library, festival or youth center! All programs address objectives outlined in the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and include pre- and post-visit activities.

  • Distance Learning

    Our educators use videoconferencing to engage your students in a dynamic, hands-on learning experience. Program kits sent to classroom teachers include nearly everything you need for experiments. Kits are yours to keep! All programs address National Science Education Standards and align with Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations.

  • Professional Development

    Join us for fast-paced, hands-on teacher workshops that provide elementary and middle school educators with new hands-on tools for incorporating interactive science and math activities into your classroom.  Join us for professional development opportunities both at the museum and at your school.

  • Scout Camp-Ins

    Stay overnight with us as we dive deep into science experiments! These events are designed especially for our Scout audience. 

  • Summer Camp

    Explore week-long science and math activities in conjuntion with Ann Arbor Rec&Ed.  Elementary and middle school children can investigate a different theme each week through hands-on and engaging fun.

  • Birthday Parties

    What do you get when you mix one part science, one part fun, and one part celebration? A birthday party at the Museum! Experience a birthday full of discovery by exploring more than 250 exhibits and experimenting with a hands-on activity. Celebrate in a unique and interactive environment to make your special day really special!

  • Museum Rental

    Discover a unique, dynamic opportunity that will delight guests at your next function. The Museum is available after hours for receptions, award dinners, corporate meetings, client appreciation, bar and bat mitzvah, birthdays, holiday parties and more for up to 300 people. The Museum’s exhibit areas are open for guests to explore. 

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Museum Rental

Reserve Your Party Space Today!

Call the Rental Manager at 734.995.5439


The Museum is open to the general public from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Non-exhibit areas are available for private rental during operating hours. Exhibit areas are available for private rental only during non-business hours. The Museum is not available for fundraising events.

Museum Rental Includes

  • Exclusive use of the entire Museum with more than 250 interactive science and technology exhibits for 10 to 300 guests
  • Professional event staff to assist you with your special evening
  • Access for guests with disabilities
  • Options include having the Hands-On Store open during your event
  • Microphone and podium available

Rental Options

Basic during Museum Hours - Subject to room availability (up to 75 guests). Light refreshments permitted.

Basic after Museum Hours - Up to 3 hours* (up to 150 guests). No food permitted.

Basic Plus Reception - Up to 4 hours* (up to 150 guests). Light refreshments, no tables, no alcohol.

Stand-Up Reception -Up to 4 hours* (up to 300 guests). Food, white wine, beer permitted; proof of insurance required, no tables.

Sit Down Banquet - Up to 4 hours* (up to 125 guests). Food, white wine and beer permitted; proof of insurance required

* additional time can be arranged


The Museum can suggest several local caterers that are preferred vendors.


Caterer is responsible for all party set-up and take down. Clean-up is the renter’s responsibility. A $100 damage deposit is required.


Your guests can park on the street (meters are free after 6:00pm) or in the Ann/Ashley parking garage which charges a flat fee after 6:00pm. Click here for more info.

Museum Rentals brochure (99K PDF) is now available for download.

Museum Rental

Museum Rental

Adult, Family

General Audience

30, 60, 100, 350