Facility & Grounds
Meetings and Functions
The South Shore Natural Science Center is set on 30 acres of field, forest and meadow. Vine Hall features a cathedral window framing a dramatic bio-totem sculpture and fire place. With adjacent lawns, gardens, and reception the Center is the perfect place for any occasion.
The South Shore Natural Science Center is available with a capacity of 90 for reception or auditorium style functions, and 64 for banquet style functions. The Center’s pavillion, lawns and gardens may also be rented. Plenty of parking is available.
The South Shore Natural Science Center does not provide catering services but will accommodate a caterer of your choice. We will be happy to share a list of local caterers noted for their fine food and quality service. Alcohol may be served on the premises provided the host assumes liability.
Here are some local caterers who have catered functions at the Science Center in the past:
Good Life Kitchen
The Chef’s Table
The Silent Chef
A small caterer’s kitchen is adjacent to Vine Hall. The kitchen appliances are available for your use.
The South Shore Natural Science Center can provide:
- Tables and chairs
- Large projection screen
- Sound System
Our grounds and gardens are ideal for an outdoor tented function. We will be happy to provide a listing of party rental and tent companies upon request. Rates below apply to for renting Vine Hall and/or outdoor grounds.
Social Events (Parties & Showers)
- $65.00 per hour during business hours
- $75.00 per hour after 5:oopm
- $75.00 per hour
- $50.00 per hour during business hours
- $65.00 after 5:00pm
All rates include set-up by SSNSC staff.
Discounted rates for members and non-profit organizations available upon request.
- Monday-Saturday: 9:00 to 5:00pm
- Sunday: 11:000am to 4:00pm
$50.00 deposit is due upon reservation. The balance of payment is due two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled event.
Deposits will be forfeited if cancellation occurs within two (2) weeks of the event.
A separate $100 security deposit is required with the balance of payment. The security deposit check will be returned unless damage has occurred.
SSNSC is a smoke-free facility.
Please Note: As a private organization, the South Shore Natural Science Center reserves the right to refuse to make its grounds or facilities available for functions that conflict with its mission or services.