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. 

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.

Visit Us

220 E. Ann St. 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Tues - Sun: 10am - 5pm
Purchase Tickets Here

Click here for Holiday hours

Admission Prices

$16 for Adults and Children
Free for Babies 0-23 months
EBT/WIC discount info here.