Private Events & Facility Rentals

Private event at Flandrau Science Center

Choose Flandrau as the venue for your next private event! We offer a variety of facility rental options to suit your needs, with a fun and unique atmosphere that your guests are sure to remember. We can be the host for small meetings, receptions, lectures, private and after-hours planetarium shows.


Scheduling and Availability

  • Daily after 5pm
  • Daytime opportunities available on a case-by-case basis. Additional fees may apply if event is during regular business hours.

Areas and Max Occupancy: Up to 225

Available Rooms

  • Science Exhibit Halls
  • Eos Planetarium Theater
  • Mezzanine Room
  • Dinosaur Room
  • Insect Room

Price Range

$150 to $850 base rate depending on spaces rented and activities selected. See breakdown below. 

Areas and Costs Per Hour

Science Center Exhibit Halls
  • $850 base rate. Includes 2 hours. $300 for each additional hour.
    • Add a planetarium show or your own PowerPoint/presentation for $200/hour (all A/V equipment included).
    • 1 hour is given before and after for setup and cleanup
    • Additional setup/cleanup time can be purchased at $50 per hour
  • Standard cocktail style reception set up available 
    • Customized layouts may be accommodated for an additional fee
    • 100 guest maximum for receptions 
  • Access to both exhibit hall floors included
  • Additional $100 staffing fee to have Undersea Discovery exhibit open 
  • Events must be held after public hours
  • Seated meals currently only available in lower level (call for occupancy)
    • Seated meals not available on main science exhibit level.
  • Tables and linens can be provided for an additional fee 
    • Order must be placed at least 15 business days prior to event date or rush fee may apply and/or no guarantee of availability  
  • Catering and bar selections must be coordinated and paid by customer 
  • $50 fee for any event requiring a bar 
  • $350 non-refundable deposit required to book/confirm event 
Eos Planetarium Theater
  • $500 base rate. Includes 2 hours. $200 for each additional hour (with the theater as your main event location).
    • Half hour is given before and after for set up and clean up 
      • Additional time and/or practice time can be purchased at $50 per hour 
      • Practice time is dependent on availability of space and staff  
    • Slides, videos, etc. must be received at least 48 hours in advance of event. If using your own computer, adaptor/connection needs to be communicated at least 48 hours in advance.  
  • Events should be held outside of public hours. There is an extra fee for events held during public business hours.
  • After Hours show only is $200 per hour space rental (for theater use only) plus group rate ($17 to $20 per person depending on your organization type).
    • Group rate depends on the type of group requesting the event, see Group Visit Page.
  • Strict NO food and drink policy
Mezzanine, Dinosaur Room, or Insect Room
  • $150 for first hour. $100 for each additional hour.
    • Half hour for set up and clean up 
    • Setup and clean up must also fall within business hours  
  • Spaces are priced separately
  • Maximum 30 guests per room 
  • $200 per hour for events after hours

Discounts for Rentals 

  • 20% UA Department 

  • 10% Active Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium Membership

  • 10% Non-Profits and Title I