Facility & Grounds

Meetings and Functions

ssnsc-facility-front-springThe 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.

Capacity

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.

Catering

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
www.goodlifekitchen.com
781-740-4344

Lavishly Dunn
www.lavishlydunn.com
617-921-8993

The Chef’s Table
www.thechefstableonline.com
781-826-3320

The Silent Chef
www.silentchef.com
781-545-6665

Equipment

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
  • Podium
  • Large projection screen
  • Sound System
  • Projector

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.

Rates

ssnsc-facility-pathwayFor rate information, please contact Wendy Blomberg, Function Coordinator, or call 781.659.2559

Discounted rates for members and non-profit organizations available upon request.

Business Hours:

  • Monday-Saturday: 9:00 to 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:000am to 4:00pm

Deposits

$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.