Corporate Events

Taking Care of Business

Planning a business function? Think outside the box and consider Great Lakes Science Center for your next corporate event, business meeting, conference, holiday party, staff retreat or summer picnic. Day and evening rentals available. RNC Rental Information available.

We make planning your event easy and convenient with one-stop shopping and great amenities:

  • Unique surroundings with striking views of downtown and Lake Erie
  • Formal or informal meeting spaces for 10 - 200 people
  • Onsite full –service catering featuring delectable menus from casual to formal
  • Customizable packages – rent the entire museum or just one space
  • Entertainment – add an OMNIMAX movie or enjoy hundreds of hands-on Science Center exhibits
  • Attached parking garage for up to 500 vehicles
  • Team-building activities to inspire your staff

Our Meeting Spaces

We can accommodate small business gatherings, large annual meetings and anything in between. Our Executive Boardroom offers a quiet retreat for a meeting or brain-storming session for up to 12 people. Reinberger Auditorium holds up to 200 people theater-style and offers full audio-visual and conferencing capabilities. For something out of the ordinary, try our Demo Lab with room for up to 100. Situated on our most active exhibit floor, the Demo Lab is sure to invigorate any meeting.

Space Rental Cost

Cost varies according to which areas of the museum are rented and for how long. Non-profit organizations are eligible for a 20% discount on standard rental fees. Please call 216-696-4941 for detailed pricing information.


Aramark Food Service, the exclusive in-house caterer for Great Lakes Science Center, offers expert catering service and menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktail parties and more. Call 216-696-2748 or get details here.


Our attached parking garage accommodates 500 vehicles and provides easy access through an enclosed connector. Separate parking fee for each vehicle.

Team-Building Exercises and Hands-On Activities

Build camaraderie and get your group’s creative juices going. Break into teams and race against the clock in the Egg Drop Challenge, or have some fun with hands-on science activities led by one of our staff educators. Additional fee for these activities.

Group Rates

Want to really let off some steam? Provide your group with general admission access to Great Lakes Science Center. Explore the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, visit the BioMedTech gallery and discover your inner scientist with hands-on exhibits. Ask about our attractive group discounts. Rates apply to daytime space rental only between 10 am – 5 pm.

Take a Tour

Call our special events manager for a personal tour of our rental spaces. Call 216-696-4941 to schedule your appointment.

RNC Rental Information