Evening Rentals

Perfect for cocktail parties, corporate events, holiday dinners, family gatherings, rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions

The Greensboro Science Center aquarium and lobby are the primary rental venues. Other spaces can be made available upon request.

Cocktail Reception
Evening Dinner Reception
Wedding Ceremony

Cocktail Reception

Includes use of the aquarium from 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Cocktail Reception Includes:

  • Tables and chairs (Up to four 60" round tables and 32 chairs, and up to ten 32” bistro tables are included)
  • Centerpieces are available upon request
  • 6’ rectangle tables for food, beverages and catering
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Event staff available for the duration of the event

Additional considerations:

  • Linens for all tables must be rented from an outside company.
  • Security is required and will be contracted by the GSC. An additional $30/hr/officer will be added to your rental fee. One officer for up to 100 people. Two officers for 100+ people. 3 officers for very large rentals (250+).

Cocktail Reception Rental Fees for the Aquarium:
Cocktail receptions include access to the aquarium

  • 10 - 50 guests: $1,000
  • 51-100 guests: $2,000
  • 101-125 guests: $2,500
  • 126 – 150 guests: $3,000

For guest counts of greater than 150, additional spaces can be rented such as the lobbies or museum spaces.

Dinner Reception

Includes use of the aquarium from 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Dinner Reception Includes:

  • Rental fees include 10 tables for up to 80 guests (Additional tables and chairs can be rented at $10/table and $3/chair)
  • Centerpieces are available upon request
  • 6’ rectangle tables for food, beverages and catering
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Event staff available for the duration of the event

Additional considerations

  • Linens for all tables must be rented from an outside company.
  • Security is required and will be contracted by the GSC. An additional $30/hr/officer will be added to your rental fee. One officer for up to 100 people. Two officers for 100+ people.

Dinner Reception Rental Fees:
Dinner receptions include access to the aquarium

  • 11 - 50 guests: $1,000
  • 51 - 100 guests: $2,000
  • 101 - 125 guests: $2,500

Weddings

Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Ceremony fees include a 1-hour rehearsal time.
The rehearsal must be scheduled in advance with the rental department.

OmniSphere Theater Wedding Ceremony

  • Up to 86 participants
  • OmniSphere Theater Wedding Ceremony fee: $500
  • * Wedding Coordinator Fee: $250

Aquarium Wedding Ceremony

  • Up to 80 participants
  • Aquarium Wedding Ceremony fee: $500
  • * Wedding Coordinator Fee: $250

*Clients that book a ceremony and reception the Wedding Coordinator fee is included in the reception fee.

Wedding Reception
Wedding receptions include access to the aquarium and the main lobby spaces, plus a fee for the event coordination.

  • 11 - 50 guests: $1,500
  • 51 - 100 guests: $2,500
  • 101 - 125 guests: $3,000

Evening Rental Add-On Options

  • OmniSphere Theater: $250
    • Exclusive from a wedding ceremony
    • 1-hour rental
    • Show options (Full dome, 3D or Laser shows) available upon request
  • Aquarium Lobby: $250
    • Includes the pendulum lobby and the main lobby
    • Can be added to a cocktail or dinner reception.
  • Education Experience: $100
    • Educational experience at the top of Shark Reef
    • Restricted to parties of 50 or fewer guest
    • Each experience is 15 minutes and up to 4 experiences/ rental
  • Wireless Speaker & Microphone: $100
    • Client may bring their own Bluetooth connected music device or the GSC will provide background dinner music

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Daytime Rental

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Contact Us

Questions or comments? Email rentals@greensboroscience.org.