For events both big and small, the Nature Center offers indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate all types of events and party sizes. From formal business meetings to fun birthday parties, intimate memorial services to congratulatory graduation parties and beyond.
For events both big and small, the Nature Center offers affordable indoor and outdoor rental spaces to accommodate different types of events and party sizes -- from formal business meetings to fun birthday parties, intimate memorial services to congratulatory parties and beyond. We look forward to providing you an unique space for your next gathering.
HOW TO BOOK A SPACE
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OUR LARGEST ROOM
Guests will be greeted with a panoramic view from the Wildlife Balcony and exhibit area before entering. This wood paneled and carpeted room is spacious and can accommodate up to 80 guests. With its balcony and large windows over looking the woodland forest and Stearns Trail, this is a great space for those who want to enjoy the views. With this room, you'll have a gas fireplace, multiple seating arrangements and access to the full kitchen. AV equipment, such as podium, microphone, speakers and Smart TV with HDMI capabilities are available upon request. Room arrangements and accommodations can be discussed during with a member of our staff during the rental contract process.
EASY ACCESS TO TRAILS
The Activity Room is a large, well-lit open classroom with simple decor and newly tiled floors. The oversized windows fill the room with natural light, with views and direct access to the outdoors. This room can accommodate up to 42 guests. Renters will have access to a hand-washing station, plenty of counter space and full kitchen access. Room arrangements and accommodations can be discussed with a member of our staff during the rental contract process.
DESIGNED WITH CHILDREN IN MIND
The Discovery Room is a space designed for younger children. An inviting atmosphere with painted walls, preschool-sized tables and chairs, and a carpeted activity space. You will have access to a hand-washing station, ample counter space and a full-sized kitchen is across the hall. This room can accommodate 30. Room arrangements and accommodations can be discussed with a member of our staff during the rental contract process. If inquiring specifically about a B'Earthday Party, please click here.
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH NATURE
The Friends Pavilion is an open-sided, covered outdoor space furnished with four picnic tables with attached benches. Clear roll-down panels can be lowered during inclement weather. This space has electrical outlets and low lighting for evening events, and has direct access to the All People's Trail. Renters will have building access. Traditionally, 40 guests can fit around our picnic tables but additional seating may be brought into this space to accommodate up to 83 guests. A member of our staff can discuss options with you during the rental contract process.