SciWorks offers a variety of venues to make your special event a resounding success. From weddings and receptions to birthday parties and business retreats, SciWorks is an idyllic environment to bring your special occasion to life!

Rate: $50/hr

  • Reserve the entire picnic area for any occasion.
  • 12 picnic tables available, seating for up to 75 ppl.
Rate: $100/hr

lecturehall

  • This room provides a comfortable conference style setting.
  • Includes: 35 upholstered chairs and/or 50 folding chairs and (6) 8′ wooden tables and (10) 6′ plastic tables.
  • Many room set-ups available: Theater Style (75); Hollow Square (30); U-Shaped (35); and Conference Style (30).
  • Also available (upon request): podium, laser projector, screen, and microphones (hand held & lapel).
Rate: $150/hr

auditorium

  • An intimate theater with exceptional acoustics.
  • Seating for up to 130.
  • Included in rental: stage, projection booth, and house sound system.
  • Available (upon request): podium, laser projector, screen, and microphones (hand held & lapel). 
Rate: $150/hr

foodworks

  • This 2,500 sq. ft. room (with high ceilings) has floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto a lovely patio.
  • Seating for up to 120 (15 rounds of 8).
  • Available (upon request): podium, laser projector, screen, and microphones (hand held & lapel). 
Rate: $500/hr

planetarium

  • With seating for 119, why not treat your guests to a planetarium show?
  • Choose from a variety of shows: Night sky tour or Pink Floyd laser show (just 2 of many examples)!
Rate: $2,500/hr (up to 6 hrs)

events

  • Looking for an unusual venue for a party, wedding reception, or corporate gathering?  Give your guests the fascinating “hands-on” experience at SciWorks!
  • Multiple locations for caterers to set up reception, bar, and hors d’oeuvres stations to encourage guests to stroll through SciWorks.
  • Excludes planetarium and park.
Combine areas to make a custom entertainment/meeting area.

  • Great Hall & PhysicsWorks: $150/hr
  • FoodWorks & Great Hall: $200/hr
  • Great Hall, PhysicsWorks, FoodWorks $350/hr
The per hour charge begins at the time setup begins (not at the time guests arrive.) All other after-hours rentals: A $200 staffing/cleanup fee will be charged.  We expect the caterer to clean up after food service, but do not expect them to clean floors and bathrooms.  Availability of galleries is dependent on current exhibition.  Some restrictions apply.  All fees are subject to change.

If your organization has 501c3 status, we offer a 20% discount for non-profits (unless the rental is a fundraising activity).

Brochure

SciWorks is proud to have served the following companies

  • Blue Rhino
  • Carolina Chamber Symphony
  • Hanesbrands, Inc.
  • NC State
  • Northwest Area Health Education Center
  • Pepsi Bottling Group
  • R.M.I.C.
  • The W-S Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • The W-S Foundation
  • The NC Center for Nonprofits Leadership
  • University of North Carolina
  • Vulcan Materials
  • Wake Forest Univ.
  • W-S/FC Schools

For additional information, or to arrange a site tour, please call (336) 767-6730 or email [email protected].