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Private Events
& Rentals

Located in the historic former City Light and Power building, Science Central is one of the most unique event spaces in Fort Wayne.

Amidst the ambience of local history and innovation, our facility is the perfect backdrop for your next event!


Perfect for:

Rental Options

Single Room

Entry Level

$ 150 / Hour
  • Capacity of 40
Single Room

Temporary Exhibitions Gallery

$ 250 / Hour
  • Variable capacity
Single Room

Lower Level

$ 90 / Hour
  • Capacity of 40

Lower Level
w/ Exhibits

$ 400 / Hour
  • Capacity of 200
Single Room

Science On A
Sphere Theater

$ 150 / Hour
  • Capacity of 30

All Of
Science Central

$ 900 / Hour
  • Capacity of 500+

Rates include:

  • 30 minute setup time before and 30 minute teardown time after. If you require additional setup/teardown time you will be charged accordingly.
  • Trash removal
  • Event coordinator from our staff
  • Education specialist for one complimentary demonstration (additional programming may be added for a fee)
  • Gift Shop
  • Standard A/V equipment (screens, projector, laptop, speakers, and microphone) *With refundable deposit

Policies & Procedures

Request forms must be submitted 30 days prior to your event.

A $150 deposit is required for A/V equipment. Full deposit will be returned, approximately two weeks after the event, contingent on no A/V damages. Our staff will assist with A/V equipment operations, at no charge. We cannot guarantee that our equipment will meet your needs and recommend that you preview everything before the day of your event.

Science Central does have some basic rental supplies (tables and chairs) that are available for free, based upon availability. We can provide contact information for your more specialized furniture, decorations, or equipment requirements.

Security (one guard per 100 guests) is required for events where alcohol will be served or where deemed necessary. These must be professional Law Enforcement Officers. Science Central will schedule security if required. The fee will be $35 per hour, per officer.

Setup times for your event will vary, based upon the event itself and other activities within the building that day. On days that we are open to the public set up may not begin prior to 4 p.m.

Science Central and the media frequently take photos/videos of visitors which may be used for future Science Central promotions or publicity. These photos may be used without your consent and without compensation. If you do not want your image used, please avoid photographers and inform them of your desire. As a visitor, you are welcome to take photos for non-commercial use at Science Central.

Frequently Asked Questions

Admission is included with a full building rental.  For room rentals that happen during Science Central’s regular operating hours, admission is not included.  However it can be added for $9 per guest.

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Have questions? Contact us!