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Planning an event? We can help.

The Museum is the perfect place to host your wedding, birthday, corporate event, holiday party, or whatever event you’re planning. Meeting rooms are also available for rent.

We Have Event Planning Down to a Science

The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History with 40,000 sq ft of indoor space and 50,000 sq ft of outdoor space, can be the ideal setting for your next EVENT no matter what type of event you’re planning, the Corpus Christi  Museum Staff will work with you, to ensure your event’s success. With our significant experience in logistics, timing and innovative ideas, we can and will produce a polished, professional celebration.  Call Us, We are Ready, Able and Willing to Host you next EVENT!

Watergarden Room

Conference Room

 

WATERGARDEN ROOM

  • Seating for up to 50 Guests
  • $300 for 2 Hours
  • $125 per additional hour
  • 30 Minute set up included
  • Admission to Museum for guests

 

LECTURE HALL

  • Seating for up to 50 Guests
  • $250 for 2 Hours
  • $100 per additional hour
  • 30 Minute set up Included
  • Admission to Museum for guests

 

CONFERENCE ROOM

  • Seating for up to 12 Guests (25 Max)
  • $75 for 2 Hours
  • $300 for a full day
  • 30 Minute set up included
  • Admission to Museum for guests
  1. Each rental time period is from 10 am – 5 pm.
  2. Extended Hours Fee:
    1. Hourly Rate of Location + $50.00 before 10 am
    2. Hourly Rate of Location + $175 after 5 pm
  1. Each rental time period includes a Free 30 minute set up (unless coming in before 10 am).
  2. Cost does not include food & beverage fees.
  3. No alcohol permitted during daytime hours.

 

Additional Add-ons:

$25.00                       Screen

$50.00                       Projector

$25.00                       Microphone

$25.00                       Podium

 

20% Discount for Non-Profits

BASIC PARTY PACKAGE (LEVEL 1)

Cost:

$275 for up to 20 People

Birthday Child is Free. All adults and children ages 3 and older are included in the total headcount.

$15 for each additional person

Members of Museum get 10% Discount

Includes:

All day admission to the museum for all guests

2 hours use of the party room with free entry & roam of museum (Museum hours only)

Food & Drink: 2 slices pizza/person

20 Capri Suns & 20 Bottled waters

Buy one get one coupon on a return visit (expires 1 year from event date)

Time Slots: (Tues – Sat: 11a-1p or 2p-4p) (Sunday: 1p-3p or 2p-4p)

DELUXE PARTY PACKAGE (LEVEL 2)

Cost:

$500 for up to 30 people

Birthday Child and 1 Guardian are Free. All adults and children ages 3 and older are included in the

total headcount.

$16 for each additional person

Members of Museum get 10% Discount

Includes:

All day admission to the museum for all guests

2 hours use of the party room with free entry & roam of museum (Museum hours only)

Food & Drink: 2 slices of pizza/person

30 Capri Suns & 30 Bottled waters

30 Small Bags of Chips

Buy one get one coupon on a return visit (expires 1 year from event date)

Your choice of Craft, Science Experiment or Museum Tour (Must have 2 weeks’ notice).

Museum Party Coordinator – Staff member to help guide your party; will be present during party

hours. Coordinator will help with any party set up.

Time Slots: (Tues – Sat: 11a-1p or 2p-4p) (Sunday: 1p-3p or 2p-4p)

ULTIMATE PARTY PACKAGE (LEVEL 3)

Cost:

$700 for up to 40 people

Birthday Child and 2 Guardians are Free. All adults and children ages 3 and older are included in the

total headcount.

$17 for each additional person

Members of Museum get 10% Discount

Includes:

All day admission to the museum for all guests

2 hours use of the party room with free entry & roam of museum (Museum hours only)

Food & Drink: 2 slices of pizza/person

40 Capri Suns & 40 Bottled waters

(2) 12-pack cases of soda – Options: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Root Beer

40 Small Bags of Chips

One Free 6” Pucker Powder voucher for each guest (40). ONLY redeemable day of the party.

Buy one get one coupon on a return visit (expires 1 year from event date)

Your choice of two (2) Crafts, Science Experiment or Museum Tour (Must have 2 weeks’ notice).

Museum Party Coordinator – Staff member to help guide your party; will be present during party

hours. Coordinator will help with any party set up.

Customizable Invitations with Museum logo and party details (50).

Time Slots: (Tues – Sat: 11a-1p or 2p-4p) (Sunday: 1p-3p or 2p-4p)

 

The Renter may provide:

➢ Birthday dessert, cake and party favors.

➢ Decorations are limited to table decorations and/or freestanding displays or signs. Any decorations

hung on the wall must be hung up with painter’s tape ONLY.

➢ Renter is allowed in the room 30 minutes prior for setup.

Not allowed: Helium balloons or live animals (except for service animals). No plant materials. Cut flowers must be from a florist. No outside food or drink. No confetti or glitter.

 

Additions:

➢ Party Favors – Make your own 6” Pucker Powder: $2 each

➢ Large 1 topping pizza: $10 (requires 24 hr. notice)

➢ Extra hour use of Party room: $100

➢ Museum Party Coordinator: $50

➢ Customizable Invitations with Museum logo: $15 per 25 Invites

➢ Fact hunt: $15 (for 25 people)

(The scavenger hunt is ten multiple choice questions that lead the players to all corners of the

Museum. This includes one paper & pencil per child, answer sheet with clues for adults, and a prize

for each participant.)

➢ Science Experiments/Crafts (30 min.): $50 (more than 40 guests, $75)

➢ Science Show: $100

 

Science Experiments/Crafts:

Oobleck/Slime:

Get your hands a bit messy with our non-Newtonian slime. Learn about sheer force and impact with this funky liquid.

 

Van de Graff:

Allow our educators to guide you through a truly hair-raising experience! Get a private showing of the Van de Graff generator and how it harnesses the power of static electricity.

 

Making Catapults:

With just a few supplies and a bit of know-how, create an ancient siege weapon to take home!

 

Chemistry – CO2 Balloon:

Join our educators in creating an endothermic reaction in a balloon. This reaction is safe to perform, and lets children feel the science happening.

 

Dinosaur Plane:

Learn about the might Pteranodon and then make a small one. This fun and simple craft can even fly!

Company Holiday Party, Formal Awards Banquet, Fundraiser Gala, Product Rollout, Company Picnic, or a Company Cocktail Reception.

Wedding Shower, Baby Shower, Quinceanera, Bar Mitzvah, Engagement Party, Reunion, Retirement Party, or any occasion you want to celebrate.

Room Rental Rates
RoomSq. Ft.SeatingRateNotes
Dome Chapel (Dome and surrounding area)1,100Ceremony Only: 95 Reception: 72 Reception: 125$850 $1200 $13502 Hour block, no doors, open area, chairs included 3 Hour block, includes tables and museum chairs 3 Hour block, includes tables and museum chairs
North Wing (History side)3,000Banquet: 150 Reception: 300$1200Main Museum, includes stage
StageConcert: 200 Concert: 50$1200 $250Stage, and stage seating area During business hours, stage and seating area
Kenedy GalleryReception: 100 Reception: 200$1650 $19503 Hour block, includes stage, tables and museum chairs 3 Hour block, includes stage, tables and museum chairs
North Wing and GalleryReception: 100 Reception: 200$2250 $25503 Hour block, includes stage, tables and museum chairs 3 Hour block, includes stage, tables and museum chairs
Plaza (Outdoor)2,500Banquet: 350 Reception: 600$5003 large gates open to parking and grass areas, price as existing condition
Center Wing (Science Center and Shipwreck)1,500Banquet: 80 Reception: 250$1000Main Museum, open
South Wing (Geology side)1,500Banquet: 80 Reception: 200$1000Main Museum, open
McGregor Gallery 1,200Banquet: 40 Reception: 75$500Portable walls removed
Theater18-22ppl$250Opens to gallery & museum sides
Lecture Hall1,600Banquet: 125 Reception: 150 Theater: 1752 Hours $250 Full day $7502 Double doors open outward to museum
Watergarden Room 1,740Banquet: 125 Reception: 150 Theater: 1752 Hours $300 Full day $8002 Double doors open outward to museum
½ Watergarden Room870Banquet: 60 Reception: 75 Theater: 852 Hours $150 Full day $400East or West side with room divider
Conference Room25ppl2 Hours $75 Full day $300Upstairs, 1 door to upstairs hall
Rent the Museum 2000ppl1-3 Hours $3000 Full day $5000Only available during days the museum is closed to the public and evenings
Photoshoot$100 Flat Rate

Notes:

No outside food or drink may be brought into the museum.  Catering is available through our approved catering list.  Unique or extensive set-up or clean up may incur additional fees. Please provide your meeting and set-up needs at least 1 week prior to the scheduled event.

 

This is a room rental rate sheet only. Additional fees for audio visual and other needs will apply.

 

Payment:

Prepayment in full is required to secure an event.

Payment by credit card or check made out to: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

 

Cancellations must be in writing and 30 days prior to the event for a full refund.  No refunds for cancellations less than 30 days out.

For more information contact the Museum at 361-826-4613 or 361-825-4664.