The Museum & Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so there is no tax on your event! Proceeds from your event help support the Museum & Aquarium’s education and conservation efforts.
Parking is free, and we have ample space for guests as well as limousines, trolleys, or coaches in the public lots outside our buildings.
These items are included with your rental fee. Our staff will set up and take down everything for you, including decorations.
When planning your event, we will develop a contingency plan in the event of inclement weather. We have on-site, indoor event and ceremony options.
There are several hotels within very easy walking distance of the Museum & Aquarium.
The majority of events are held when the Museum & Aquarium is closed to the public. We have select private spaces for events held during operating hours.
We work exclusively with J&D Catering. Wedding cakes and specialty desserts are an allowed exception.
With the exception to ceremony only rentals, our galleries and aquariums located in the Mississippi River Center will be open for your guests to enjoy. Access to special exhibitions can also be permitted, ask for pricing details.
Everyone is welcome to explore our campus for photos, however certain buildings and locations are only accessible during regular business hours.
No, we do not require you to meet a food and beverage minimum.