Facility Rental

Ingram Planetarium and the Museum of Coastal Carolina are available for rental. Events may begin during or after regular business hours based on the facility’s programming schedule and at the discretion of the Executive Director.

For Museum rental, you can rent only the O’Neil Event Center or you can rent the O’Neil Event Center plus the rest of the Museum. With the latter option, the Museum galleries will be open during the first two hours of your event, giving your guests time to stroll through the Museum’s galleries and enjoy the Museum’s collections. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is a smoke-free facility.

The Museum can accommodate up to 90 people for a seated buffet or up to 115 people for a standing reception. Rectangular tables and folding chairs are available for your use. Renters are responsible for set-up and clean-up, so your rental timeframe should include time to set up prior to the event and time to clean up after the event.

Food and drink are allowed in the O’Neil Event Center but not in the rest of the Museum. If alcohol will be served in the O’Neil Event Center,  the renter must purchase liquor liability insurance or use a caterer that has liquor liability insurance.

Click here to download additional information about renting the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

Click here to download additional information about renting Ingram Planetarium.

To discuss rental availability of either the Planetarium or the Museum, call the Executive Director at 910-579-1016.

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Wedding held in the Hayden O’Neil Event Center at the Museum of Coastal Carolina.