The EcoTarium’s distinctive setting offers a memorable backdrop to any outing or celebratory event either after hours or all day on Mondays. With exhibits that are sure to engage your guests and outdoor space that allows for exploring, the options are endless. We can accommodate small group meetings to large social and corporate events. Our staff will work with you to make sure no detail is overlooked.
Whether a company outing, dinner, or reception for your employees, clients, or friends, the EcoTarium is the perfect setting for an unforgettable occasion.
Within the museum, your guests can enjoy three floors of hands-on exhibits, live animals and natural history objects to explore such topics as mountain weather, city engineering, and water habitats. Our staff will work with you to lay out your event among the exhibits for a truly unique experience.
The Alden Digital Planetarium: A National Geographic Theater includes 103 seats and is available after hours for meetings and wedding ceremonies.
The Hirsh Center (approximately 1,700 square feet) is a private room with multiple configurations available, including lecture-style seating and dining arrangements.
In addition to the grounds, trails and landscaping around two ponds, two courtyard spaces offer additional options for outdoor entertaining.
Events may be held Tuesday through Sunday before we open or after we close. Select Mondays are offered for exclusive use of the museum and grounds. Please have multiple dates in mind as your first choice may not be available.
Rental prices are quoted upon request and are based on such factors as group size, duration, type of function, space requirements and the needs of the client. Bagged lunches are now available as a great add on option for school groups, recreation groups, and rentals! View Menu
Confirming Your Date
In order to confirm the event date, the client must sign and return the facility rental contract along with a deposit in the amount of 50% of the rental fees.
A hold may be placed on one specific date for up to one month with the understanding that, should the date be requested by another client, the client holding the date will have 48 hours to complete their contract or release the date.
The EcoTarium has a preferred catering list that clients may select from for their event. Bars and bar set-ups are handled directly by the EcoTarium. The facility rental coordinator can provide a list of preferred vendors for other services.
Parking is free.