Evening Rentals

Perfect for cocktail parties, corporate events, holiday dinners, family gatherings, and dinner receptions.

The Greensboro Science Center offers two great options to choose from for your next evening rental!

Our regular rental packages are not available during Winter Wonderlights (November 6, 2021 - January 2, 2022).
Stay tuned: Winter Wonderlights rental opportunities will be announced soon!

  • OPTION 1: SAIL Center Great Hall
  • Capacity: 10 - 75 people
    Rental Fee: $800

  • Capacity: 76 - 120 people
    Rental Fee: $1,300
SAIL Center Great Hall

  • OPTION 2: Wiseman Aquarium
  • Capacity: 10 - 50 people
    Rental Fee: $1,000

  • Capacity: 51 - 100 people
    Rental Fee: $2,000

  • Capacity: 101 - 120 people
    Rental Fee: $2,500

  • *Capacity: 120 - 150 people
    Rental Fee: $3,000
  • *For parties of greater than 120 guests we can provide a cocktail style reception with limited seating.
    ** For parties of more than 150 guests additional rental spaces can be discussed.

Aquarium evening reception

Every rental requires a $250 deposit that is paid at the time of booking to secure the date. The deposit is refunded after the rental assuming no damage was accrued as a result of the rental.

What's Included

SAIL Center Great Hall:

  • Private space for your event
  • Available between 6pm and 11pm
  • Tables and chairs*
    • 60” round tables (max. of 8 chairs/table)
    • 6’ rectangle tables
    • 30” tall cocktail tables
    • Modern, cushioned black chairs
  • Set up and break down of all tables and chairs
  • Private bathroom
  • Wireless internet
  • Adjustable lighting*
  • AV*
    • Microphone
    • Projectors
    • Click share presentation capabilities
    • (AV is provided as a courtesy to clients and we cannot guarantee suitability for your requirements. Our system is a plug and play but we are not responsible for technical issues associated with client provided equipment.)

  • Podium*
  • Free parking
  • Private loading dock
  • Coat rack*
  • Umbrella bins*

Wiseman Aquarium:

  • Private use of the aquarium
  • Available between 6pm and 11pm
  • Tables and chairs*
    • 60” round tables (max. of 8 chairs/table)
    • 6’ rectangle tables
    • 30” tall cocktail tables
    • Modern, cushioned black chairs
  • Set up and break down of all tables and chairs
  • Private bathroom
  • Wireless internet
  • Adjustable lighting*
  • AV*
    • Microphone
    • Bluetooth connected speaker
  • Free parking
  • Private loading dock
  • Coat rack*
  • Umbrella bins*
  • Event staff for the duration of your event
  • Animal staff for the duration of your event

*while these items are included in the rental fee, each item must be discussed and accounted for prior to the rental date.

Additonal 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.

SAIL Center Great Hall: Add On Options

Add-on options must be booked in advance of the rental and fees are due 2 weeks prior to the rental. Refunds are not offered for reduced guest counts; however, fees will be assessed for additions to the guest count. Add-on requests made the day of the rental cannot be accommodated.

$150 – Customized Projections/ AV Package
• Client provided images on ‘Sails’
Applicable to Great Hall Rentals Only

$250 – OmniSphere Theater Show

Start the Conversation!

Please complete our rental inquiry form. It provides the information we need to begin customizing your rental and answer your questions.

Daytime Rental

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Contact Us

Questions or comments? Email rentals@greensboroscience.org or call 336-288-3769 x1417.